I was bored one evening and Mainhia, a staff who works in my cottage, was crocheting and I asked her what she was doing. She said she was trying to make a hacky sack for one of the kids in our cottage. I asked her if she could teach me how to do it. She told me to use the ring first. I tried and I got the hang of it so I made a hat and decided to give it to my mom for a baby at Providence Hospital. When I got home from my pass I started to make another hat. I finished that hat and decided that Alaska Flag Day was coming up. I then thought to myself, “I am going to see how many hats I can make in less than a week”. I made 8 hats and my mom gave me a big bag of hats. So altogether I had 57 hats. While I was at camp we made 3 hats. When we got back from camp my mom and sister made 9 more hats just in time for Alaska Flag Day.
I thought Alaska Flag Day was a nice opportunity for me to share with the community. During the event I had the pleasure of meeting the First Lady. I told her about my project. I then presented her with a blue and yellow hat that was supposed to represent the Alaska Flag. I had 69 hats at the beginning. All except for 2 hats were given away at Alaska Flag Day. I was surprised by how fast they went. The hats were gone in 45 minutes. I just want to say that I couldn’t have done it without my mom and sister. It was a joint effort. I can’t wait to do this again next year. I think it was nice to see the looks on everyone’s faces when they got a hat especially the kids.
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