Eric's heroes: 'The Knotty Knitters'

The Knotty Knitters are busy knitters. (Photo: KOMO News)

They’ve been gathering for 30 years. They enter the group, and exit the group as time and life expectancies have their way.

They are called, “The Knotty Knitters”.

At 10 a.m. every Wednesday, they get together to knit. And talk. And enjoy one another’s company.

But mostly to knit.

They make tiny, beautiful hats for tiny, beautiful people.

They take their hats to Northwest Hospital, and other places, where they are placed on the heads of newborn babies as they are thrust out into the world.

Today, Eric’s Heroes focuses on the Knotty Knitters. And when I asked one lovely little lady, about whether she thinks about her handiwork being fit onto perfect, innocent little humans… she said something so unexpected, so wildly inappropriate and hilarious… that you have to see it for yourself. Trust me!

Editor's Note: "Eric's Heroes" is a weekly series airing every Wednesday on KOMO News in the 6 p.m. newscast. If you have a good story about a good person doing good things for the right reasons, share it with Eric by sending an email to

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