Pat shares her Crochet Story where she donates and shares hats she mades to cancer patients.
Who Taught You to Crochet?
My mother taught me to crochet when I was about 8 years old. The funny part is, since I was watching from in front of her, everything I did was backwards. It was actually a few months before she realized this and had me sit beside her instead.
How Long Have You Been Crocheting?
I have been crocheting for 64 years.
Why is Crochet More than Just a Hobby to You?
8 years ago over the Christmas holidays, my baby granddaughter was very sick and in the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Atlanta. (She is very healthy now) Everybody from the doctors and nurses all the way to the janitorial staff were amazing!!! They ALL were so caring and loving.
Christmas morning, Santa and his helpers brought enormous (33 gal size) bags of gifts to each child. All age appropriate with a wide variety of toys, books, clothes, etc.
I vowed then that I would find a way to pay it forward, but it wasn’t until I semi-retired last year that I figured out a way to continuously do it at my advancing age.
I have crocheted a couple hundred hats, so far, for children (and some adults) with cancer and have become obsessed with this calling. I enjoy making colorful, pretty, cute, happy hats that don’t scream “I have cancer”.
My dream is for there to no longer be a need for the product of my “hobby” and that I will have to find a new one.