Lillian Regal ‘24, crochets hats for Warm Up America.
This winter, I applied for a grant for my project, Crochet for Charity. Crocheting is a method of making fabric similar to knitting. I started learning how to crochet in first grade with my grandma, when we went to a class for my birthday. Ever since then, I’ve been crocheting just for fun. However, I’ve always wanted to use my skills to help other people.
This winter, the perfect storm appeared: I had time to crochet, I was proficient enough to where I felt comfortable giving other people my work, and most importantly, I had access to funding. Thanks to the Workman fund, I was able to purchase two MASSIVE bags of yarn to make into hats! I’ll be donating my hats to Warm Up America, a trusted charity that donates crocheted and knitted items to a variety of causes. So far I’ve made five hats and I’m excited to keep working!