Knitting group makes caps, mittens for Waupaca students
A local knitting group is working this fall to make hats for students in Waupaca elementary classrooms.
“Hooray for Hats & Mitten Mania Revisted” is the name of the project which is already under way.
Like a year ago, this idea is from members of the knitting group that meets on Tuesday afternoons at the Waupaca Community Arts Center.
Last year, the members and other knitters from throughout the area made a total of 185 pairs of mittens for “Mitten Mania.”
“This year, we’re focusing on hats, but people are welcome to knit a set of a hat and mittens,” said Jane Haasch.
She is among those who is part of the knitting group.
Free patterns and free yarn are available at the center, which is located at 200 N. Main St., in downtown Waupaca.
“People may also use their own patterns,” Haasch said.
Rhonda Towne said, “Knitters of all levels are welcome to come on Tuesday afternoons.”
Haasch said members of the group are willing to help others who are interested in making hats for students.
People may also work on the items in their own homes.
The deadline to turn in completed hats at the arts center will be Friday, Nov. 13.
Haasch said the items will then be delivered to Waupaca Learning Center on Tuesday, Nov. 17.
“Some will be dispersed to the Chain School as well,” she said.
The teachers will identify the students who need hats, Haasch said.
The Waupaca Community Arts Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.