At 93, prolific knitter wants peers to know they have a lot to offer

Betty O’Hearn recently brought 110 colorful, crocheted hats to the Ronald McDonald House of Springfield for out-of-town children who stay there while they are hospitalized.

These are not the only heads and hearts that have warmed him in recent years.

This is just the latest project of the 93-year-old artist. Over the years, she has made thousands of hats for the Eugene Springfield community – for children at Mackenzie Willamette Hospital, the local American Cancer Society, churches and homeless shelters.

In past years, she has donated hats in the Springfield Christmas Parade. He once paid 700 for this event.

The Latest

To Top