hats and scarves donated to the
Yak 'n Yarn is committed to public service and education and have worked with our suppliers, customers and community partners to serve a wide variety of causes. Here are some examples of some of the activities we create and/or support. We invite you to join us or share your ideas for future projects.
THANK YOU! to everyone who contributed and participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday the 11th.
2nd Anniversary Celebration
Our anniversary celebration was a great success thanks to all who dropped by to join us. Many of our guests wore their fun, funky, or stylish hats to mark the occasion.
We will soon post pics of our "Most Creative Hat" contest winner. Thanks again to all who participated.
Stitch & Sandwich
Join us at Yak 'n Yarn the third Saturday of every month from 11:30 to 1:30. You bring your sandwich and the shop will provide chips and a drink. Enjoy this free time at Yak 'n Yarn.
Central Kansas Yarn Hop
Purple Hat Presentation
(Shaken Baby Syndrome)
August 2 at 1:30 p.m.
or August 3 at 11:30 a.m.
A speaker from Kansas Children's Service League - The shop will distribute knitting and crochet baby hat patterns. We will also provide purple yarn for making the hats.
Yak 'n yarn donated 147 purple hats donated to Kansas children service league.
October 12, 2016
Thousands of people knitted for loved ones and their nation during World War I. Listen to Stacie Peterson from the National World War I Museum and Memorial talk about knitting to support the troops during World War I. Yak’n Yarn will donate yarn to the first 40 knitters or crocheters to make into squares. These will be assembled into lap robes and given to veterans.
Experience the World War I story of one Kansan through the exhibit Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes. The Kansas Museum of History will be open until 6:30 p.m., admission is half price after 5 p.m.
Come join us for any of our free "Open Stitch" sessions, scheduled the 2nd and last Wednesday night of the month from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
October 18 thru 23
Mark Your Calendar and plan to visit all 8 shops
Enter to win a grand prize basket of yarn worth hundreds of dollars!
Alpacas of Wildcat Hollow, The Creation Station, Heritage Hut, iYarn, The Shivering Sheep, Unwind,
Yak ‘n Yarn, Yarns Sold and Told
Yak ‘n Yarn customers are among the best community volunteers around. They have participated in numerous projects to knit and crochet caps and scarves for cancer patients at Stormont-Vail Cancer Center. Yak 'n Yarn has partnered with area non-profit organizations to bring awareness to breast cancer and the need for all cancer patients to have access to caps, scarves, gloves and mittens, said Karen Taylor, owner of Yak ‘n Yarn.
Stop by Yak 'n Yarn to pick up a free Chemo Cap patterns and make a cap or scarf for cancer centers OR a purple cap for the Click for Babies Campaign.
Yak ‘n Yarn in August and September took part in the Click for Babies, Period of Purple Crying Caps campaign. The campaign, in its fifth year, is an educational program for parents.
The baby caps, which can help foster conversations about normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking, were donated to the Kansas Children’s Service League. More than 200 of the purple baby caps made by area knitters and crocheters will be distributed to area hospitals in November and December, Taylor said.
Karen Taylor, owner of Yak 'n Yarn and her knitting and crocheting customers and volunteers, created and donated 636 hats and scarves to the Salvation Army.
Yak 'n Yarn
The second and last Wednesday of every month,
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Bring your "UFO's" or something new and
enjoy the company!
Saturday, June 18th
Knit (and crochet) In Public Day!
These ladies are knitting and crocheting
hats and scarves with yarn provided by
Yak 'n Yarn that will be donated to
the Salvation Army's 2016 Share the
Warmth campaign. Thanks to all who
came by to participate!
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Yak 'n Yarn
Fairlawn Plaza Mall
5331 SW 22nd Place
Topeka, KS 66604