From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Nov. 24, 1986:
A craft enjoyed by many was paying dividends to the local community. Since September, several Lawrence knitters had been converting their extra bits and pieces of yarn into hats for a donation project. Linda Heavin, owner of the Crewel Cupboard, the downtown craft store sponsoring the project, proudly pointed to the 100 caps already hanging on display in her store. With almost two weeks to go before the deadline, Mrs. Heavin said that she was surprised that so many had already come in. She added that she wasn't sure if Lawrence knitters were more philanthropic than average or if they just enjoyed using up their spare yarn.