Caps for Soldiers

Caps for Soldiers was started in 2008 by Marlys Anderson from northern Minnesota who knitted a wool cap to be used as a helmet liner for her grandson who was stationed with the Army in Korea.

He wrote back to Marlys and requested 35 more caps for his Army friends. Not knowing how she would finish that many in a short amount of time, she asked her friends for help in knitting the caps and the new ministry began.

Caps for Soldiers is now a nation-wide ministry and to date over 10,000 caps have been sent to our military all over the world including 2,500 caps that our Bloomington National Guard took with them when they deployed in 2011.

Get Involved

More information on Caps for Soldiers can be found at, including the pattern for the caps. Any caps finished using the pattern on the website and 100% wool yarn can be dropped off at the home of Diann Bennin and she will deliver them to Marlys Anderson for distribution. Contact Diann at 952-881-1232.