A new club at Papillion La Vista High School, the Papio Purls and Chains Club, recently knitted and crocheted 36 hats for premature babies as their first project. Audrey Jarvis, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at PLHS, created the club to be able to teach students how to crochet and knit.
“The reason I decided this project would be good for the club is I wanted to teach the kids the basic stitches and then have a quick and easy project they could complete and feel accomplished with,” said Jarvis.
The hats that were made are being donated to a local neonatal unit to help parents of premature newborns worry about one less thing.
“The students have taken such pride in making the hats and mentioned how excited they are that a baby will someday wear something they made. I think during the craziness of this pandemic, they really wanted something to latch onto that could make them feel hopeful and like they were doing something good for the world,” Jarvis said.
The Papio Purls and Chains Club plans to continue working on their knitting and crocheting skills, while also benefiting others.