Crafty women bring comfort to children, veterans, homeless

Posted: December 28, 2017 at 4:59 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/LARA JO HIGHTOWER Betty Johnson of Springdale stands behind the 300 kitted and crocheted hats she made to be worn by babies and children at the new Arkansas Children's Northwest children's hospital in Springdale. The project took her just about a year.
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NWA Democrat-Gazette/LARA JO HIGHTOWER Betty Johnson of Springdale stands behind the 300 kitted and crocheted hats she made to be worn by babies and children at the new Arkansas Children's Northwest children's hospital in Springdale. The project took her just about a year.

When Betty Johnson of Springdale, a member of The Needle Arts Project Club -- an Arkansas Home Extension group -- first started making hats for the babies and children at the new Arkansas Children's Northwest hospital in Springdale, she didn't know yet of what she was capable.

How to get involved

• Arkansas Extension Homemakers, 444-1755 or 271-1060

Arkansas Children’s Northwest volunteers

• Knitted Knockers, knittedknockers.org

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