Many Hands Make Light Work


At our November meeting many of the ladies assisted in filling the youth bags.  An assembly line was formed with all the supplies put out for the girls on one section and the boys on another.  The ladies then moved along the lines filling each of the goodie bags. It took only 20 minutes to do the job. Thanks to all who helped with this and made donations. The bags will be delivered to Youth Services on School Street in Chilliwack, where they will later be given out to those in need in our community. A huge thank you to Janet S who is the organizer of this program.


So many donations brought in to the bin at the October meeting.  November will be the last month for collecting items as the bags will be made up and delivered before the December meeting.  Look to the list for needed items.

Youth Bags 2021 - 2022

Youth Bags

For our newer members, every second year we make up 50 cotton bags of items we hope are useful to disadvantaged youth in our community.  Early in December 2021 we will fill them and deliver them to Chilliwack Community Services Youth Services and the Cyrus Centre. The bags are approximately 16 inches by 18 inches with a drawstring fastening. The numbers in the chart to the side indicates what we hope to collect over the year. Below is a toque pattern if you are a knitter and would like to help out..

The RED number indicates what we still need to collect.





Either Sex





Small shampoo




Small conditioner




Body lotion








Soaps/body wash
































Sanitary products




Note books








Handbag size tissues





Toque Pattern


Gauge 24 – 28 stitches K2 P2 = 4 inches/10 cm (4.5 needles worked for me) 

Loosely cast on 96 stitches. Join work, place marker, and work in K2 P2 rib until work measures
9.5 inches / 24 cm. 

Shape crown:(Here you begin a series of decrease rounds. When you find the hat getting too small to work on the circular needle, switch to double pointed needles.) 

Round 1: K2, P2tog to end of round. 72 stitches remain. 

Round 2: K2 P1

Round 3: K2tog, P1 to end of round. 48 stitches remain. 

Round 4: K1, P1 

Round 5: K2tog to end of round. 24 stitches remain. 

Round 6: Knit

Round 7: K2tog to end of round. 12 stitches remain. 

Round 8: Knit

Round 9: K2tog to end of round. 6 stitches remain. 

Break yarn, leaving a 6-inch / 15 cm. length. With a tapestry needle, thread the yarn through the remaining 6 stitches and pull tight. Weave in the ends and admire your work! 

Pattern by Channah Koppel on Ravelry 

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