90-year-old knits hats during pandemic, supports nursing home with some of the proceeds

As a way to keep busy while stuck inside amid COVID-19, 90-year-old Merna Priestley of Omaha, Nebraska, turned to knitting hats.

The hobby ended up being pretty lucrative, once David Castillo, the activity director at the senior living facility where she lives, started helping her sell the hats by promoting them on social media.

“We started getting calls left and right,” David said. “I was answering these calls, putting orders together and making sure that I met people outside to get those hats to them.”