In the bitter cold of the New England winter, one woman is doing her part to make sure that everyone stays warm.
In Nelson Memorial park in Plymouth, Massachusetts, 75 knitted hats were left hung from a fence for anyone to take.
According to local news, a local 87-year-old woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, was the mastermind behind the free hats. “I just like to stay in the background,” she said.
“I like doing them. I think it’s fun. It keeps my hands going, but it doesn't kill them,” said the mystery knitter who calls herself the “Mad Hatter.” “Just because it makes me feel good that I can do something for someone.”
It is a full day’s work for her to make just one hat meaning this has been a process months in the making.
Her daughter took all 75 hats out to the park and hung them along a fence in plastic bags to keep them out of the elements. Just a few days later, only four hats remained.
“They go quickly. They go very fast,” she said.
She hopes that the hats go to kids that need them the most this cold winter. “Just these little things would mean so much to someone who doesn’t have anything,” she said.
“If I ever see anybody in Market Basket or something wearing one of the hats, I’d be thrilled to pieces,” she continued.
Along with her park donations, she also gives hats to homeless shelters.
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