I recently discovered the website
which makes hats for Buddhist monks or nuns and sends them to Lasha to be distributed. This is something very dear to me and I was wondering if anyone could donate some 100% wool yarn or a soft wool (like merino) blended with another animal fiber like alpaca or kid mohair would work well, too. Synthetic yarns like acrylics or acrylic blends are just not warm enough. We are also not using yarn with silk in it because the worms are usually killed during processing.
To the monks/ nuns who have taken vows, some of which are concerned with how they represent themselves in the world. We want to support them as much as we possibly can: therefore, it is important to give them plain maroon or burgundy hats. The yarn does not have to be from KnitPicks, of course, but their Fired Brick is a good color reference. Also I will take suggestions on other yarns to try but If you could help please pm me. Thanks for your time and co-operation!