Hats Always On My Head!

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My goal is to showcase the potential of even the most novice crocheter to be able to stitch together the most beautiful beanies, berets, and brain-warmers they never dreamed possible!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Extra Hat Pattern

Monday was a unique day at the nursing home!

Every morning and throughout the day I pass many residents of the nursing home. Because I was new and I did not know anyone I decided the best way to communicate was to wave at everybody! So many can't speak or it is difficult for them but many can wave or just smile back.

There is this man who speaks only Spanish. He has been there many months. I wave at him every single day. He ignores me ALL the time. It has been almost 7 months now.

Monday he was on the other side of activity room and mom and I were at the table. Mom was sleeping in her chair and I was working on a hat for me. I had 2 skeins of Encore yarn, purple and cream. I glanced up from my crocheting to find this man staring at me intently. He was actually looking at the yarn. He wheeled himself over to the table. He never moves his chair, an aide always has to push him! He kept watching me.

Soon he went to the dining room for lunch. I ripped out my hat and started over again making this hat for him. I finished the hat I put the hat in front of him and offered it. The aide said a bunch of things really fast and suddenly he was smiling ear to ear! He quickly put it on his head and was so happy! 
Nurses and staff were looking at that big smile and made a huge fuss over him! When I returned today his roommate told me he slept in the hat.


Kshitij said...

Oh that is so sweet....
Silent conversations :)
You are truly an inspiration!

Sherry said...

Silent conversations! Wow! I like the sound of that!!! You are so right!


You posted on Oct. 20, 2010, that was my 11th year anniversary for being cancer free!


Kshitij said...
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Kshitij said...

:) I am glad to hear that...
Wish you many many many more healthy years as you continue to make others smile through your compassion and art :)

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