Knitting by feel, blind woman makes hats for Brockton babies

Brockton Hospital recognized Dorothea Aronson for knitting dozens of hats for children born at the hospital.

BROCKTON — Dorothea Aronson has been knitting since a neighbor taught her the craft at age 10. Now 88, Aronson has never stopped knitting — not even after she lost her sight to glaucoma. She likes to keep her hands busy, she said, but Aronson said she also likes using her hobby to help others. From her home at Heights Crossing Assisted Living Residence in Brockton, Aronson has knit dozens of tiny hats for the babies born at Brockton Hospital.

Brockton Hospital recognized Aronson’s work. Nurses presented the knitter with a certificate, thanking her for her dedication to keeping Brockton babies warm. Read more from the Brockton Enterprise >>