Piper's Project 

Read About our partner charity and see the items we are crafting 

Read the Project Must-Knows 

Pick a pattern from our approved or suggested pattern collection

   this is how it works  

 
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The state of Kansas has about 6,000 children in foster care. The goal of Piper's Project is to raise awareness for the needs of children in foster care, and to provide them with personal items. Piper's Project makes and distributes blankets and first night backpacks to children in foster care. Together with her Grandmother, they run this mutual aid organization in rural Kansas that serves a wide area and has been taking care of children for years. Piper has won many awards for her community service. They rely on their wider community for support and due the exceptional response of her program, they seek help from the wider community for support. 

 what are we crafting? 

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 project must-knows 

Please read our Project Overview Sheet for Piper's Project before you begin crafting. It contains details for every project and helpful links. 

 

 

1) Warm Winter Hats for Children ages 4+ including teens. 

  • Hats sewn from fleece can be 1 or 2 layers.

  • Hats made on Addi knitting machines need to be 2 layers or one layer with a finished brim, (single layer with rolled brims are not accepted.)

  • For knit and crochet: Please use a pattern, any pattern, to make your hats. Free form hats are discouraged. 

  • Please stay away from “craft” yarns and use high quality yarns that are washable. We have compiled a "Recommended & Tested Yarn List" to help guide you in your yarn selection. 

  • When buying fleece, please choose medium weight/anti-pill fleece. 

  • Any colors of yarn/fabric are acceptable including variegated yarns and patterned fabric.

2)Warm Winter Mittens/Gloves for Children ages 4+ including teens

  • Please stay away from “craft” yarns and use high quality yarns that are washable. We have compiled a "Recommended & Tested Yarn List" to help guide you in your yarn selection. 

  • When buying fleece, please choose medium weight/anti-pill fleece. 

  • Any colors of yarn/fabric are acceptable including variegated yarns and patterned fabric.

  • Gloves sewn from fleece can be 1 or 2 layers.

2) Burrito Pillow Case- These are for all ages 2-18. All pillows are all the standard size pillow no matter the age you are making for.  It is appreciated if fun fabrics are used, and kids love licensed prints like Marvel, Comic Book characters like Batman and Superman, Harry Potter, Disney.  Fabrics to avoid: our usual caveats: no drugs, alcohol, weapons or religion, no holiday prints...New Restrictions: Nothing with the words mommy, daddy or family on them. Ensure you read our project overview sheet for details about crafting this particular item for this particular charity before you begin sewing. 

2) Soap Sacks - We are collecting knit and crochet soap sacks for them to distribute.

 
 

 burrito pillowcases 

 
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Piper's Project Overview Sheet

This overview sheet is the place to start before you begin crafting for any of our partner charities.

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Burrito Pillowcase Video Tutorial

The best video tutorial out there for making a burrito pillowcase!

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Burrito Pillowcase Pattern

Written Pattern for Burrito Pillow Case

 soap sacks ~ knit and crochet  

 
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Ukraine Soap Sack Tag

The special tag for soap sacks going to Ukraine!

All Fiber Arts

Crafting Change Recommended & Tested Yarn List

Recommended & Tested Yarn List for all crafting change partner projects

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Splish Splash Soap Sack

This mermaid themed sack designed by Melanie Shovelski is easy and fun!

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Soap Sack Resources

Resources from S.A.C.K. including many crochet and knit patterns.

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Knit Soap Sacks

A folder full of different knit soap sack patterns

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Major Stitches Soap Sack

Lovely military themed sack designed by Melanie Shovelski

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Soap Sack Tags

A link to S.A.C.K. website for their tags to attach to your Soap Sacks!

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Soap Sack Video Tutorial

Crochet a soap sack with Melanie Shovelski

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Granny Square Soap Sack

Granny Square Pattern designed by Melanie Shovelski

   warm winter gear  

Overview

Piper's Project Project Overview Sheet

Piper's Project Project Overview Sheet

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Basic Beginner Hats for the Family

Basic Beginner Hats for the Family

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Beginner Basic Hat

Beginner Basic Hat

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Easiest Knit Hat Ever

Easiest Knit Hat Ever

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Make a 2 Layer Hat on the Addi

Make a 2 Layer Hat on the Addi

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The World's Simplest Mittens

The World's Simplest Mittens

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Basic Hat with Earflap Option

Basic Hat with Earflap Option

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Silas's Snow Day Hat

Silas's Snow Day Hat

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Fleece Hat

Fleece Hat

Crochet

Skyping All Purpose Beanie

Skyping All Purpose Beanie

Crochet

Crafting Change Wristers

Crafting Change Wristers

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Easy Fleece Hat Pattern

Easy Fleece Hat Pattern

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Balaclava Kids Hat

Balaclava Kids Hat

Knit/Crochet

Recommended & Tested Yarns

Recommended & Tested Yarns

Knit

Nice & Knit Beanie

Nice & Knit Beanie

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How To Knit A Hat For Beginners

How To Knit A Hat For Beginners

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Fleece 2 Layer Hat

Fleece 2 Layer Hat

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Fleece 2 Layer Mittens

Fleece 2 Layer Mittens

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Mrs. Murdock's Mittens

Mrs. Murdock's Mittens

Crochet

Striped Band Earflap Hat

Striped Band Earflap Hat

Crochet

Slouchy Beanie

Slouchy Beanie

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Fleece Hat With Earflaps

Fleece Hat With Earflaps

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Caron Beginner Beanie

Caron Beginner Beanie

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Super Simple FIngerless Mitts

Super Simple FIngerless Mitts

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Fleece Hat with Flaps Video

Fleece Hat with Flaps Video

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Basic Hat with a Brim

Basic Hat with a Brim

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Easy Fleece Mittens for Kids by DIY Crush

Easy Fleece Mittens for Kids by DIY Crush

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Garter Ear Flap Hat

Garter Ear Flap Hat

Crochet

Easiest Crochet Hat Ever

Easiest Crochet Hat Ever

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Hands Full Crochet Mittens

Hands Full Crochet Mittens

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Easy Child's Hat

Easy Child's Hat

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Simple Crochet Hat

Simple Crochet Hat

Crochet

Seamless Earflap Hat

Seamless Earflap Hat

Crochet

The CC Beanie

The CC Beanie

Crochet

Caron Slouchy Beanie

Caron Slouchy Beanie

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Easy Fleece Hat Video Tutorial

Easy Fleece Hat Video Tutorial

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Fleece Hat with Flaps

Fleece Hat with Flaps

 

 shipping guidelines 

Piper's Project is happy to accept your donations whenever you are able to send them. 

Ship To:

Piper’s Project

40587 Jingo Rd

Lacygne, Kansas 

66040