Broken Arrow Seniors Provide Crochet Hats For Newborns At Ascension St. John

Broken Arrow Seniors Crochet Group makes Christmas hats for newborns

Just in time for Christmas time, Tulsa’s youngest residents will soon be getting a little warmer.

The crochet group at Broken Arrow Senior Activity Center donated Christmas hats to newborn babies in Ascension St. John this week.

While the ukulele group is performing Christmas music in the activity center, the crochet group in the hallway is a little earlier than planned during the holidays.

“Red with a little white tassel and a white border.” Crochet guide Jean Benzel said.

The ladies who crochet every week are now working on special blankets for hospice patients. Vivian Yeary has been part of the group for about seven years.

“At my age, it’s really my lifeline,” said Yeary.

In the past six weeks, the group has been using their 150 years of crocheting experience for the youngest in Tulsa.

The crochet group make hats, blankets, and other items year round and this is the first year they have made Christmas hats for newborns.

“We always like to make baby items,” said Benzel.

Benzel leads the group and said they were able to donate about 75 hats to March of Dimes, who brought the hats to Ascension St. John this week.

“I was able to teach a new way of making a tassel or a hat attachment,” said Benzel. “So we learn things, new patterns, as we do it.”

The hospital plans to take pictures of babies wearing their new hats throughout the month.

While these ladies don’t know which little ones end up with their hats, they have this simple message for parents:

“Enjoy them while they are little,” said Yeary.

So that the youngest of Green Country get a little warmer, all thanks to the young at heart.


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