Let’s Make Beanies Together!

In honor of Jessie and her desire to help spread JOY and give comfort to kids fighting cancer, we are looking for people who love to knit, sew, crochet or loom to help make Brave Beanies for Jessie’s JoyJars. You can make one or grab a group of friends and make 100, as each beanie will provide lots of comfort to children fighting cancer!

All Brave Beanies are included in the JoyJars that are sent to courageous kids fighting cancer.

For handmade Brave Beanies, we recommend using soft yarns in fun colors! Please no wool or animal hair.

Brave Beanies can be handmade or purchased for any age group listed.

Baby 6 to 12 months

Head: 16″ – 19 ” Height = 7.5″

Toddler 1 year – 4 years

Head: 18″ to 20 ” Height = 8″

Child 3 – 12 years

Head: 19″ – 20 1/2″ Height =8.5″

Teen 13 years old+

Head: 20 1/2″ – 22″ Height 9-10″

Questions? Please email us at:


Please send all beanies to our Joy Factory:

9 Studebaker, Irvine CA 92618

When sending in your Brave Beanies, please try to separate them by age category if possible.

Can’t send a beanie but still want to donate towards Brave Beanies?

Beanies Created

To date,  NEGU Nation has crocheted more than 20,000 hats for kids fighting cancer. 

Irene Johnson

At 101 years young, she’s been called by acquaintances a “fireball of a woman,” a “sharp cookie” and a “jack-of-all-trades,” but she says she’s just an old lady who knits.