Winni Clausen, former member of the Team Beans and prolific knitter, will be hosting 31 Days of Hats throughout the month of December with the Team Beans.
"This 31 day event was inspired by the idea of gifting and donating hand-made items during the holiday season," said Aiyana Hernandez, Retail & Events Manager at Jimmy Beans Wool. "Winni came to us and wanted to offer up easy and free patterns anyone can make in a day for gifts or donations."
Never made a hat? Don't let that stop you! The team has compiled a list of several difficulty levels of hat patterns for every maker (even one designed by Winni herself!).
And if the patterns are proving to be difficult, the Team Beans and Winni will open the store on 891 Trademark Drive for exclusive after-hours hat making:
- Every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Every Saturday in December (except the 24th) from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- There will be a hot chocolate bar available at every in-store event
- On Saturday December 31st, please join the team for a closing ceremonies from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to bring all the hats they've made during December be entered to win amazing prizes (each hat donated gets an additional ticket in the raffle).
In addition to accepting hats for donation, the Team Beans are accepting canned and non-perishable food, too. The food items collected before Dec. 9th will be donated to KTVN's Channel 2 Share Your Christmas.
Any food items collected after Dec. 9th will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The hats will be donated at the end of December to a local shelter for those who are experiencing homelessness.
- 5 cans = one shot to nab a gift
- 10 cans = two chances
- 15 cans = three tries
- Feel free to donate more cans if you please, the amount of times to participate in grabbing a gift is three per store visit.
Additionally, the team is hosting the 31 Days of Hats virtually as well for those who aren't local. Every Saturday, the 31 Days of Hats page will be updated with that week's free hat patterns and yarn suggestion pairings.
For more information, contact: Aiyana Hernandez, Jimmy Beans Wool, 775-827-9276
About Jimmy Beans Wool: In 2002, former Silicon Valley engineers Laura and Doug Zander opened up a tiny yarn shop in Truckee, California. Jimmy, as Laura is lovingly known, sold coffee alongside the wool (hence beans in the name), and Jimmy Beans Wool was born! In 2004, the company settled down in Reno, Nevada. Jimmy Beans Wool is known for its lightning fast shipping, award winning customer service, and innovative Just at Jimmy's products. The company owns the brands Madelinetosh, a hand-dyed yarn company, and della Q, a line of cases and bags made for makers. The company continues to develop products under its patent-pending Jimmy's SmartStix,. Additionally, Jimmy Beans produces its very own truly local yarn, Reno Rafter 7.