Last winter once a week I worked in a day center for the homeless in Lowell, MA. Most of them lived in tents but gathered there for the day for a meal and to warm up. Many of them were pretty young, too; like early to mid 20s. I noticed a few of them had these very cool hand knit berets and I commented on them. They brought me over to a shopping cart filled with beautiful brand new berets and told me that some women in the community make and donate them to the center. They dug through to find one that went with my outfit so we could all match. After that I made sure I wore it there every week.