This is Nathalia, our friend and superhero, who has been a part of the Love Your Melon family since her journey began. Nat was diagnosed at age 12 with Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Nat has been an inspiration for our team and everyone that she’s met.
We’ve had the pleasure of being surrounded by Nat’s bubbly and contagious personality. Nat is creative and artistic and enjoys art projects during her spare time as well as drawing fashion sketches. In an incredible act of selflessness, Nat handmade mini yarn beanies for our team at Love Your Melon. These have served as inspiration for us, reminding us of Nat’s determination and creativity even through the toughest time imaginable for a teenager.
Over these next few weeks, we want to show Nat how much the Love Your Melon community supports her and we need your help to make as many of these mini beanies as possible for her.
Beanies for Nat
#BeaniesForNat is an expression of our gratitude and honors her creative passion. Nathalia holds a special place in our hearts and we encourage the rest of the Love Your Melon family to help us support her in her fight against this horrible disease. All beanies sent in will be made into an art piece for Nat and her family.
Thank you for your support and for joining the story.
Use these hashtags on Facebook or Instagram to share your creative process of making your mini beanies and tag us and your friends so we can spread this movement and inspire others.
Supplies You'll Need
paper rolls (toilet paper roll, kitchen towel rolls, etc.)
yarn in many colors - we recommend a worsted weight acrylic yarn
“Fold” the yarn threads in half and push the looped side through the paper roll. Fold the two loose ends over the other side of the paper roll and thread into the loop. Pull tight into a knot.
Roll a piece of tissue paper into a ball and stuff into the “beanie.” This will help you get the perfect hat shape and keep the yarn in place.