Knit & Crochet This Summer to Keep Deployed Troops Warm This Winter!

Scarves for TroopsDo you love to knit or crochet? Have you been looking for a project to use up your piles of leftover yarn? Do you want to help thank and support deployed U.S. Service Members?

If so, you’ve come to the right place!

Below are links to ALL the information you’ll need to participate in Operation Gratitude’s “Handmade with Love” Program where volunteers all across the country lovingly make and donate scarves and hats for our care packages.

Scarves & Hats for Troops

“Handmade with Love” FAQsHandmade with Love Hat

Suggested “Handmade with Love” Patterns

Made with Love Flyer — print and share!

Shipping & Donation Information

We know the gifts you make will be treasured by the Service Members who receive them!

Please send us an email if you have any questions about our “Handmade with Love” Programs or any other Operation Gratitude-related questions, please contact us at

Thank you!


About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $45 and $100 and costs our organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.6 Million Care Packages.
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10 Responses to Knit & Crochet This Summer to Keep Deployed Troops Warm This Winter!

  1. Brenda Reed says:

    I’m so happy! I didn’t know that we did this any more. I was looking for patterns from WWII. I’d LOVE to do this.

  2. Sandra Chalk says:

    Will you be collecting scarves and hats for the 2017 season?

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  4. Joyce Wells says:

    Working to get a big box of Scarves and hats ready. Will crochet all summer. My adopted soldiers liked the ones I sent to them. Can’t do a lot but this I can do for our Service Members Glad I saw your request on Facebook last year. Got a few responses from one who got a scarf last year. Each time I run out of yarn God sends me more to keep crocheting.

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  6. Patrecia Cash says:

    We have a lady who has made several hats and scarves to send and feels it is a wonderful feeling to help our service members and support operation gratitude. Pat Cash

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