90-year-old woman knits hats for thousands of babies

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A 90-year-old great-grandmother has knitted thousands of hats for babies and has no plans to stop any time soon.

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Over the last eight years, Barbara Lowe has knitted 2,100 hats.

"That's a lot of hats. That's a lot of babies," she told WOIO.

The hats that Lowe makes are sent to newborns at nearby Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, where they help keep babies warm during their most vulnerable time.

“We want everyone to go outside with a hat on, certainly a newborn,” Mary Bartos, a registered nurse at Hillcrest, told WOIO.

Lowe maintains a strict schedule and says the activity keeps her agile.

“Age is just a number, and you’ve got to keep busy. You just can’t sit and crawl in a corner. You’ve got to keep moving, got to keep doing,” she said.

Lowe pays for all the supplies herself.

To read more and learn how you can donate to Lowe's yarn fund, visit WOIO.

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