Adelaida Mato Tolentino

Peru |Knitting Specialist
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Adelaida (or, “Adele” as her friends call her) was forced to drop out of middle school to take care of her little sister. Both her mother and father had to work, so she stepped up to help her family. Adele easily has one of the most contagious smiles of our group in Peru and is a great joy to be around. She is happy that she now has a job that allows her to meet her family’s needs.

“My dream is to build a home where I can spend lots of time with my family. I would like to study both education and nursing in the future.”

“I love the countryside, being in nature, and playing volleyball. I also love spending days at the beach.”

“The most beautiful thing about Peru is Macchu Pichu. And the beaches!”

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Previous Thank Yous

ashley rodgers

December 7, 2013

Hello Adelaida my names ashley I purchased a white beanie from LA, California today. I'm absolutely in love with it. I hope one day you're able to build a home for your family . You have an amazing smile. God bless

Brandon Conley

June 28, 2013

Wearing a hat you made its great new favorite, thanks!



March 30, 2013

merci pour mon bonnet ,il me plait beaucoup grâce à votre talent et votre bon gout je suis français et j habite au bord de l océan atlantique. Bonne continuation

Matt Martinusen

February 13, 2013


Thank you for my beanie!! I love it so much!! You have such a talent. Best of luck to you in your future!

God Bless!

Matt, San Diego CA

Megan Ferreira

December 26, 2012


I am so thankful for my beautiful beanie! I don't know how you get it to fit so snug but it's perfect. I received the cap as a gift from my boyfriend this Christmas (2012) and I cannot wait to gift my friends and family with other lovely Krochet Kids products. They really are an amazing company and I am so glad to be a little part in this great cause. I wish you all the best and for lots of success and happiness for you and your family in this life! <3

P.S. I love the beach, too!

Megan, Boston MA

Kasey Donovan

December 10, 2012


I was very happy when I received my beanie today. Not just because it looks good, but because it is made with love and that you are provided with an opportunity of a better life with each beanie you make. I am so thankful you took the time out of your day to make this for me. I pray blessings upon you and your family. God will provide all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus!


Joshua Carter

December 5, 2012

I have been very blessed by one of the hats which your skillful fingers made. When I saw this beanie, I was immediately drawn to it and I have been wearing it and receiving compliments on it ever since. I have a heart for Peru (I have been there five times) and I have only ever worn Krochetkids beanies. I just want to thank you for your work and I pray that God blesses you and your hard work!
Peace, love and blessings.

Mathew Lavery

December 2, 2012

Thank you for lovingly crafting my Riley. I wear it often and think about my trip to Peru and my desire to return. I hope that you are closer to your dream because of it.


Caitlin H

December 1, 2012

I just received the beanie that I ordered for my boyfriend as a Christmas gift! I absolutely love it and I know he will too, your work is outstanding. God bless you and your family!

Sending love all the way from northern Michigan this holiday season!

Matthew Kane

November 19, 2012


Thank You so much for my beanie!!! It kept me warm all day today. Ill be thinking of you and your family every time i wear it. Lots of love

Alex bitterman

September 27, 2012

Adelaida thank you sooooo much I am completely head over heels with my Eisley hat. It came just in time before all the winter snow we are about to get up here in Ohio. You are a beautiful young lady and I cannot thank you enough. This is my second time buying a hat from this organization and I am spreading the word about these magnificent creations you ladies are making. Every time I put on this hat I think about you and wishing one day I can thank you in person for the amazing artwork that you have created

Christina Maldonado

September 19, 2012


Thank you so much for my beautiful hat! It is everything I was hoping for and more! Sending you love and good wishes from Florida!

Christina M.

Daniel Bielewicz

June 17, 2012

Hola Adelaida! Muchas gracias por el sombrerito! me encanta!
Dios la bendiga! Declaro lo mejor para usted!

Linde Liu

May 29, 2012

Hi Adela, thank you so much! I was at the Krochet Kids booth for at least half an hour trying to pick out a winter hat -- and I almost got something else, but just loved your beanie too much to leave it, so I changed my mind at the last minute. And I don't regret it at all! You are doing wonderful work. Thank you again!
With love,

Falcon Rhodes

May 25, 2012

Thank you so much Adelaida! I am a singer/songwriter in America and caught a little cold the other night after a rehearsal. I went to Nordstroms and found your hat. I know this will keep me warm and help me not to get sick so my voice is in top condition! As a thanks aside from buying your hat here is my website if you have access to internet. I would love to share my music with you! Thats my old name. But you can call me Falcon Rhodes. Again thanks for the hat. Its warm, comfy and beautiful!

Love always, Falcon Rhodes xoxo

Nicole L

May 25, 2012

I love the hat you made, and it really has a special meaning knowing you made it. keep doing well for your family, you are doing a great job :)

Have a great day!!


Connor Fisher

March 25, 2012

Adelaida, I love the hat! i get so many complements on it and it is very cool to be able to tell them all about KK. I love the beach too:) it means a lot to me to wear this hat and every time i do I will think of you. God Bless!

Amy Glaser

February 19, 2012

I received the blue, Eisley hat that you made, for valentine's day. I love it! It's so soft and I love the color. It is so meaningful to see your name written on the tag inside. Keep up the good work! Thanks again!


Thomas Drover

February 15, 2012

Adele! I have never been so grateful for a gift in my life! Out of all the things I got for my birthday and Christmas this was the best gift because it was the most meaningful. I am spreading the story to anyone that will listen. I wear the hat everyday, I have a krochet kids tag on my bag and a sticker on my longboard. I wish the best for you and I truly believe in karma. I believe that if you out good in you get good out. Keep doing what your doing. Life isn't about changing the world, its about the impact that you leave on every person you encounter. Your story is an inspiration. Thank you :)

Patrick Horn

February 11, 2012


I recently received a beanie of yours for valentine's day and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

Sincerely yours,

Patrick T. Horn

Jessica Hamilton

January 24, 2012

Adelaida, I do not think I could thank you or the many other women who you work with enough for making such amazing hats (and more)!! I heard about Krochet Kids and actually got a hat for everyone in my family and three of them were made by you!!! We love them SO much and to be honest it is not only one of the most comfortable hats I have ever worn but it is also my favorite :) I pray that things continue to get better for you throughout your life :) Keep your chin up and that beautiful smile on your face :) Thank you again and I hope that in my future purchases I continue to receive your work!!

Gracias and God Bless!!

Jessica H.

Clio Rubinos

January 11, 2012

Adelaida, muchisimas gracias por el gorro, esta suuuper mostro!! Me encanta!!
No sabes como lo uso en el invierno (vivo en NY y aqui si que hace frio). Yo siendo peruana, me siento orgullosisima de usarlo por todas partes, y siempre digo que tu lo hiciste para mi ;) Gracias por tu talento y dedicacion, creeme que todos sabran de ti.
Un besote enorme y saludos a la familia. Desde aqui te mando todas mis energias positivas.

Gracias Ade!!!


Ryan Stone

January 3, 2012

Adele! I just received a hat that you made as a gift! Thank you so much for all that you are doing! I hope that the Lord blesses you and your family through this organization and I pray that you will eventually make your dream of nursing and teaching a reality. I cant wait to wear the hat and talk to people about you and the awesome work that God is doing in Peru! The hat will forever be a reminder to be praying for you and your family! In Christ.

Patrick G.

January 3, 2012

Thank you so much for the hat you crocheted for me. It's really neat to know that I have a hat that is hand made by someone I don't even know. I hope you are doing well and KKi is helping to provide for your family. I am praying that God continues to bless you and I hope I get to receive one of your products in the future.

God Bless!
Patrick G.

Chase Borden

December 28, 2011

Adele, thank you so much for my hat. I am praying for you and your family that you keep the faith and continue the selfless work. I am looking forward to wearing my hat and again, thank you and God bless

John Murphy

December 25, 2011

Thank you so much for the hat. It truely is a work of art. I can't wait to wear it out, or in, all year round. I'm so glad I am now a part of the KK family of supporters and I am looking forward to witnessing the great change this simple act of kindness, on the part of the KK founders, will create in Peru as well as Uganda. Keep on smiling and working towards your education in education and nursing, you truely are a remarkable woman and KK is lucky to have you, just as I am lucky to now own a hat made by you.
-John M.

Raymond Coates

December 17, 2011

I go to church with Travis and Kohl, and through them learned more about Krochet Kids. Thank you so much for being a part of this! I bought your gray Riley last night (and am wearing it right now). I wish you a Merry Christmas, and pray that the Lord blesses you abundantly.


December 10, 2011

Thank you very much for making my hat. I look forward to wearing it a lot. Keep up the good work.

Kayla Thill

December 10, 2011

I LOVE my hat! Thank you so much! You have the most beautiful smile, and are a gorgeous girl! And your name is very pretty and unique. Please keep up the amazing work at KKi! God bless!

Christopher Miller

December 8, 2011


Thank you so much for the beanie, I just got it this morning and have been rocking it ever since i opened the package. I hope all is well and thanks again to KKi for all they do. Keep it rolling!