It's harder every day to watch the news about Syria from my safe and warm living room, so I jumped at a chance to do some little thing to help.
A friend in my knitting group has offered to deliver baby sweaters and hats to the Salaam Cultural Museum in Seattle for shipping to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. The folks at the museum will add the baby garments to boxes made up for new mothers. The boxes also include blankets, diapers, and other baby necessities; then the boxes themselves serve as baby beds.
Here are the sweaters and hats I have made so far. If you want to help out, just Google "knitting for Syrian refugees." I've listed a few general links at the bottom of the page, but you might want to find some place in your own area that is collecting for the refugees.
I've also listed some free patterns below, and would like to thank those who made them available online. This helps to keep the cost down for volunteer knitters. Another note: Most of these sweaters were made of leftover yarn from other projects. The first one in the photos below owes a lot to the "sunrise" yarn in my vest, Rabbits at Dawn with Snow Falling.
Check out these links for more information.
Knitting for Syrian refugees:
Free baby sweater knitting patterns:
Another 5 Hour Baby Sweater from Make Your Own Zone: https://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2016/10/another-5-hour-baby-sweater-knit-pattern.html
Last two photos above
Flax Light Pullover from Tin Can Knits: http://www.tincanknits.com/pattern-SC-flaxlight.html
See photos 1, 2, and 4 above
Top Down Baby Raglan Sweater by Carole Barenys on AllFreeKnitting: https://www.allfreeknitting.com/Baby-Sweater/Top-Down-Raglan-Baby-Sweater
I haven't tried this one yet
A Simple Baby Pullover by Erica Kempf Broughton: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/a-simple-baby-pullover
Photo 3 above