Join Hamlin’s amazing team of volunteer knitters and knit a blanket for a woman in Ethiopia. 

Every woman with childbirth injuries we care for and treat at our hospitals receives a handmade blanket upon arrival. These beautiful items symbolise the love and care the women receive during their treatment.

Your handiwork will help a woman in Ethiopia feel cherished and supported. It will be hers to treasure and keep forever.

By knitting for Hamlin, you’ll join a community of compassionate crafters inspired to help women in Ethiopia.

Knitted with love

Whether you’re new to knitting or have been knitting for many years, we need your help!

We need more kind-hearted knitters like you so we can continue wrapping a handmade blanket around each and every woman we care for. 

And as one Hamlin volunteer knitter explained, you’ll get something out of it, too:

“Knitting for women in Ethiopia isn’t hard work. I love to think it’s helping someone and also for me it’s a pleasure… quite therapeutic and addictive.”

Made with love

Ready to get involved? Here’s what to do next.

This is an enjoyable and simple project. If you want to make a difference, one square at a time, you’ll find easy instructions in the downloadable PDF guide below. Once you’ve completed your blanket, follow the guidance on where and how to send it and the dates during which we can accept your donation.

We are truly grateful for the hard work that goes into every one of these beautiful blankets. Thank you.


Blanket collection weeks

Please see our upcoming blanket collection dates below:

12-16 Feb

10-13 June

14-18 October


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