To Warmth for Warriors

    On behalf of the Coast Guard men and women of United States Coast Guard Patrol Forces Southwest Asia, please accept our warmest regards.

    Many thanks for your continued support in sending hand knitted and other comfort items to us.  From our cutter and shore side personnel her in Bahrain, to our members forward deployed in Kuwait at Cam PATRIOT, your thoughtful and generous fift of holiday stockings was more than greatly appreciated by all.  There are no words to describe what your gift means to our crew.  You have helped raise the morale and overall atmosphere here overseas, and game many members a taste of home. As with most military organizations that are forward deployed, we LOVE it when we receive gifts of any kind.  However, your gift definitely made a big impact and we all feel incredibly blessed to be on the reciving end.  Your hard work and dedication is of the utmost importance to all of us here and we cannot justifiably expess how grateful we are for the amazing stockings.

   Again, thank you very much for thinking of and supporting us.  Please be assured of our highest respect and warmest personal regards.

                                              Semper Paratus, 

                                        W.D. Hollandsworth                                A.J. Ceraolo        

                                        Master Chief Petty Officer                        Captain

                                                United States Coast Guard PATFORSWA 




41,357HATS DISTRIBUTED AS OF March 31, 2016!

Warm wool hats and smiling soldiers!

The above photo shows some of the brands of yarn we've recently received.  For those of you who have been asking what type of yarn to use we must have hats knit with 100 per cent wool if we are going to ship them overseas!

A Note to Our Knitters and Crocheters:  Please include a note with your email address and type of yarn (100% wool, acrylic, etc.) when you send us your hats.  
It is NEVER too early to be knitting Christmas stockings for our overseas personnel!
As indicated in the letter above; they appreciate gifts from Home. 


If you knit or crochet, click below to download a file with instructions for easy hats...

Knitted Hat Instructions PDF

Crocheted Hat Instructions PDF

Hat Picture

Suggested Worsted Weight Yarns for Hats:  

  • 100% Wool Yarns in Any Dark Color - Reds, Blues, Greens, Purples, Browns, Black, Tweed, etc.
  • Natural Fiber Yarns such as Alpaca and Merino can also be used

Completed hats and monetary donations are always welcome.  Our mailing address is:                 
Warmth for Warriors
P.O. Box 353
Rudyard, MI   49780

Did you know that we are now on Ravelry?  Registration is free, you can find information on our projects, and you will be able to connect with fellow donors.  Hope to see you there! 

Click here to jump to Registration is free, so sign up then search for the Warmth for Warriors group.

Sponsor a Hat Tag
Warmth for Warriors hats shipped overseas include a tag with a poem.  Have your name added to a hat for our service men and women by making a minimum donation of five dollars ($5) to Warmth for Warriors.  Send your donation to the address below indicating that you would like to sponsor a hat!

If you have any questions or suggestions,please contact us at


Thanks so much for generous donations of bar soap and toiletries from local individuals as they are much appreciated and we know our soldiers overseas love this special treat in their minature knit stockings at Christmas time!  A thank you also goes out to the Brown Sheep Company for their generous yarn donations and their continuing support. We are so grateful to have yarn companies right here in the U. S. that support us in our mission!

Warmth for Warriors, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, was formed to show appreciation for the sacrifices made by our soldiers and their families.  To honor and support them, we are providing active duty and retired veterans with handmade, warm, wool hats and other comfort items.   


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