Woman turns knitting talent into hats for needy children

Woman turns knitting talent into hats for needy children

A woman in the US has turned her love of knitting into hundreds of hats for needy children.

Dorothy Freeman, an 81-year-old from Florence, Cincinnati, has handed in 348 woolly hats to Hop Ministries, Cincinnati.com reported.

This is the result of Ms Freeman's passion for both knitting and ensuring all children get a thoughtful gift this Christmas.

The charitable knitter first picked up her yarn and needles four years ago when she moved in with her daughter, who encouraged her to find a new hobby.

Knitting is what clicked and Ms Freeman began to first create hats for friends and family. However, after each and every head of people known to her was warm, she turned her attention to local children.

"I wanted to do something for the little ones," she told the news portal, and thus began to knit hats and donate them to Care Net Pregnancy Services in Florence and Hope Ministries' Children of Hope Christmas Party.

During the event, Christmas gifts are provided for 31 adopted families and children are given a coat, gloves and a handmade hat, courtesy of Ms Freeman.

Jackie Shelton, director of Hope Ministries, has praised the charitable knitter, calling her a "saint" and stating that her tireless work means that little ones can have a great Christmas.

After seeing the joy the hats gave children last year, Ms Freeman told Cincinnati.com that she was eager to produce as many hats as possible this year.

"My favourite part was having the little boys say 'Thank you Miss Dorothy for my hat'," she said.

Luckily for Ms Freeman, she isn't slow with the needles either, getting through an impressive four infant hats and two child's hats in a day, only glancing at the television occasionally. She also has lots of motivation in the children and her religion.

"I don't do it for the honour, I do it for my Lord," she humbly declared.

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