The goal of Tête-à-Tête Hats is to provide handmade hats free of charge to chemotherapy patients, hospitalized infants and children, and others in need of head coverings.

If you have received one of my hats, please email me at tete.a.tete.hats@gmail.com to let me know if you are enjoying it! If you know if someone who needs a hat, please email me.

You can also leave me comments on this blog.
Just sign my guestbook by clicking on the pink "post" button and follow the directions.

I would also love a photo of you wearing your new hat if you would like to share one.

I welcome your contributions! If you would like to make a yarn or hat donation, please email me or leave a note in the guestbook. I am happy to make sure that your donation finds a home with someone in need.

Be sure to click on "older posts" at the bottom of this page if you want to see more hats and more info.



Saturday, December 25, 2010

Looking Forward to the New Year!

I just want to take a minute to thank everyone for their help and support of my special project. With your help, I have donated over 900 hats this year. I hope to top that next year and continue to expand my donations.

I received a very nice email from a new friend Teresa, who wears my hats. Here are some photos that she sent!
I had a great visit with my friend Trisha, who also wears my hats every day! She stopped by my house and gave me a whole bag of goodies for the holidays! She also stayed a while and helped make fudge with my mom, sister, and some other friends.

I am so grateful for all of the people that I have met and friends that I have made through my hat donations. I wish all of you a happy, healthy 2011!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

New Hats for the Holidays!

A huge thanks to my friend and neighbor Jay for the beautiful hats that she just brought over to my house. The amount of time and attention to detail that she puts into each of her creations are an inspiration to knitters everywhere! The recipients of these hats will LOVE them!

Thanks Jay!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Back on Track

Yay! I made my first hat delivery since my heart problems started! I have kept up with my hat knitting, but my schedule has been very full with doctors lately. Thank you to everyone who has inquired about my health. It looks like my arrhythmia is originating in the right ventricular outflow tract. That means that it should not be life threatening. Great news! I was able to stop taking beta blockers and am medication free. I'm hoping that I won't have to start taking anti-arrhythmia drugs, but that remains to be seen. Right now, I'm doing great and am back at school after missing six weeks.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Heart Surgery


I'm scheduled to have a heart surgery on November 16th. If you are in need of a hat, please email my mom at sgerber@san.rr.com. I'm still knitting while they figure out what's wrong with my heart, so feel free to let us know what you need!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Genna and Rosie

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fundraiser Photos!

Thanks to everyone who joined me at Ronda's Closet last night! I appreciate the support and so do my hat recipients! A huge thanks to Ronda and Ingela for all of their hard work, kindness, and generosity.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Click on the link below my photo to see the article about my fundraiser at Ronda's Closet on Sept. 22 from 3-7!

DelMarTimes.net | CCA student organizes Sept. 22 fundraiser to help chemo patients

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ronda's Closet Fundraiser

Looking forward to seeing you at Ronda's Closet

September 22 from 3:00-7:00!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Snowflake loves to help me knit hats!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

46 Mommas Shave for the Brave Photos

On September 7, 2010, 46 mothers whose children have been affected by cancer shaved their heads to increase awareness and raise money for cancer research.

I am happy that was able to donate hats to this worthy cause.
A BIG thanks to Kathy for delivering and distributing the hats!

Ronda's Closet Fundraiser

Monday, September 6, 2010

46 Mommas Shave for the Brave Tomorrow in LA


Please take a moment to visit this site. I am donating 51 hats to this event and it's a very worthy cause.

Yarn Donation

Thank you so much to my friends Donna,
Geshe La, and Tommy for the yarn donation!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Here is my beautiful new friend Trisha!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Angie was kind enough to send some photos of her in her new hats.

Here she is! Doesn't she look beautiful?

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back to School

Today was the first day of the new school year. Jay is home from Hawaii and she dropped off some wonderful hats (Thanks Jay!!) while I was at school. She has a new flower design that takes her an entire day to knit. Yes...That's an entire day just for the flower! Here it is...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

There is a group of 46 mothers of kids with cancer, who are getting their heads shaved on September 7 to raise awareness for childhood cancer. The number is 46 because 46 children are diagnosed with cancer every day in the United States.

I am working on knitting/collecting hats for the moms and the kids. I just found out about this event, so I'm asking for help. If you are interested in donating a hat or hats or in knitting/crocheting to help out, please email me at sgerber@san.rr.com. My mom will forward the messages to me and I will work out the details.

You can also donate to support cancer research on their site at: http://46mommas.com/

Thanks for your support!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

This Just In!

I just received a box of hats from my friend Jay, who continues to knit even though she's vacationing in Hawaii. Now that's dedication! The red one is spoken for, but the rest are up for grabs. My grandmother has started to knit beret-style hats. They are very soft and can be positioned in many ways. The colors are pretty too. Thank you so much to both G.G. and Jay for your continued support and dedication.
At this point, I'm having a hard time keeping up with all of the requests for hats. I have never refused a request or charged for a hat or shipping, and it's getting pretty expensive. Ronda's Closet (a local clothing store) may be holding a fundraiser for yarn and supplies, so I'll post the details when that gets scheduled.
In the meantime, if you know of anyone who knits, crochets, or sews, please let them know that we are accepting donations and will make sure that every hats finds a good home. As always, please pass along my information to anyone in need of a hat.

Thanks to my little sister Alyssa for her hat-modeling expertise.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I received the most amazing thank you card in the mail yesterday!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

500+ Hats Donated!

Today I passed the 500 mark for my hats donations! I would like to thank everyone who has helped me by donating their time and energy to knitting so many hats. I could not have knit this many hats in less than six months alone!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Jay's Latest Creations

Thanks to Jay, we have some gorgeous new hats to give out! Jay works tirelessly to create these hats and I'm always excited to see what she'll come up with next. :-)

Summer is almost here!

It's time for bright colors! Here are some gorgeous hats from my grandmother, G.G. Thanks G.G.!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Link to my article!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Up for grabs!

Up for grabs are three beautiful new hats. These hats were hand knit by Jay. Each hat takes her an entire day or longer, so it's truly a labor of love. Her knitting is incredibly even and precise.

Thank you so much to Jay for her kindness, generosity, and giving spirit!

If you or someone you know would like one of these hats, please email me or leave me a message in the guestbook on the right side of my blog. These will go FAST!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Spring Hats