Herminia Cutipa

Peru | Crocheter
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Herminia’s difficult childhood instilled in her a passion for helping others and a hard work. Her goal is to make sure that her children don’t have to face the same challenges she did. She is working towards bettering herself and her family at KNOWN SUPPLY, and hopes to one day open her own a tailoring business that will support her and her small family over the long-term.

“When I graduated from primary school I went to Machu Picchu to see the ruins. It was beautiful.”

“My home village of Qenko. It’s in a beautiful mountain range above the Sacred Valley. From it we can see the Incan ruins.”

“Love is something beautiful that is shared between two people. It’s something that must be valued.”

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Previous Thank Yous


November 16, 2019

Gracias Herminia! Me encanta la gorra que hizo y ya me ha salvado los oídos en un día congelado en Texas. Les deseo lo mejor a Ud y su familia!


October 18, 2019

Thank you for the beautiful knit beanie!


December 26, 2018

Dear Herminia, I received a pair of knitted wrist warmer as a Christmas gift yesterday . They are lovely, well made and warm. Just what I need here in Rhode Island where it can get very cold. When I read your name inside the warmers, I couldn't wait to get home and onto my computer so that I could learn about you. I pray that someday you are able to get your own business. Best wishes to you and your family. I will think of you whenever I wear your lovely warmers.


December 9, 2018

Herminia quiero decir gracias para el gorro que hiciste, es más suave y calientito. Lo voy a usarlo todos los días del invierno.


November 6, 2018

Thank you so much for the beautiful Scarves! You are so talented. Sending love your way from California.

Rachel K.

October 18, 2018

Thank you for my beautiful neck scarf.

Pigeon Forge, TN


October 14, 2018

Herminia, thank you for this beautiful beanie. You have a true gift of craftsmanship! I hope you can open your own place someday. Love, from America.


April 5, 2018

Herminia, thank you so much for making my hat. I'm incredibly grateful for your craftsmanship! I hope that one day, you will be able to open your tailoring business.

Cheering you on from the States,

Pegi Mathison

March 23, 2018

Thank you for your awesome hand work on my beautiful brown neck scarf. I’m not very good and crochet myself, so I was happy to purchase it and happy to be able to know who made it.
Best to you in your endeavors.

Eric Paradis

March 22, 2018

Many thank yous for an awesome Beanie hat. It has been so warm during this cold winter in Canada. I love it! You do amazing work and are an inspiration.

Aeram Poe

March 13, 2018

Thank you for the nice beanie that was given to me by someone special as a gift. I appreciate your crafts and so proud of you.

Ron Mullican

January 16, 2018

I received my cap today, the Odin. It's just wonderful. The workmanship is superb. Bless you and your family. I am so very pleased with the Odin. God bless.

Catherine L.

December 30, 2017

Herminia, I have been wearing your blue scarf ever since I got it . It is really beautiful and I love it. Thank you so much for making it. Sending you and your children love and best wishes for the New Year.

Meggan Watkins

December 29, 2017

I just received my poncho. I am already so excited to wear it! I am so thankful for your hard work and dedication. Thank you for being you, Herminia. God bless you.


December 27, 2017

Thank you so much for crafting these beautiful gloves. I appreciate the incredible time and detail you put into these. This is a wonderful cause and I'm so glad to be a recipient of this gift. Never give up on your art!

Van Maren King

December 25, 2017

This morning when Justin handed me a Christmas box I kind of figured it was probably clothing....turns out it was a knitted cap. I immediately put it on and have only taken it off just now, about 12 hours later. Thankfully, for the first time in weeks my head has been snug and warm. I totally love the feel and warmth. Now that I really look at it I can see the perfecting details of your skill Ms. Cutipa. I also was delighted to find your name written on the tag. Thank you very much for the cap and for the opportunity to personally thank you for your splendid work. I will be wearing it daily here in Northern California, USA.

Nickole Huffman

December 23, 2017

Hello! I received a scarf for Christmas from my husband and I love it. Knowing your story makes the scarf even more important to me. You did a wonderful job! Thank you for my lovely scarf. May God bless you!

Cheryl Duncan

December 5, 2017

I received a pair of your fingerless gloves for a birthday gift and they are beautifully made. Thank you so much. I hope you are able to start your tailoring business.


December 2, 2017

Hi Herminia! Thank you so much for such a well crafted warm winter hat. I hope you are well.

Izzy Álvarez

November 27, 2017

Hola Herminia!
Un saludo desde Chicago, IL. Hace un año compré un gorro que hizo. Es mi gorro favorito y siempre recibo piropos. Me gusta poder enseñarle a la gente su firma. Que Dios le bendiga inmensamente! Gracias!

Danny Bowers

April 2, 2017

Thank you for my beanie that you created. This was a gift from a friend for all the times I spend in mountains. I know this will keep me warm on my work projects. I appreciate the care & craftsmanship you put into this product. I've already enjoyed wearing it & will continue to do so.

Lucas Dand

January 19, 2017


Thank you so much for my hat! I absolutely love it! Keep up the great work! God bless you!



January 18, 2017

Hi Herminia,
I received my Phoenix poncho and wanted to say thanks you for making it for me. Even though it is currently summer here in Australia, we had a slightly cooler day recently so I got my first chance to wear it. I already had people tell me how much they loved it and I was able to tell them that you made it. It has been great to read more about you and your goals and I pray you will have a happy and successful future.
Thanks again!

Deborah Graves

December 30, 2016

Hi Herminia,
I received the most beautiful scarf for Christmas and discovered it was handmade by you. It is so soft and beautifully crafted. Thank you for sharing your talents. I will think of you often and send thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I wish you much success with your tailoring business!

Christoph Hvizdos

December 18, 2016

Dear Herminia, Thanks so much for making this awesome hat! Michigan winter nights can get to be a tough go. I work in the coal industry and am outdoors most of my shift so this hat is going to be used well and often. Have a blessed Christmas


December 9, 2016

Hi Herminia! Thank you so much for my beautiful "Winnie" hat. It's perfect for the cooler weather we have been having here in Atlanta, GA. You are a very talented young woman! Keep pursuing your dreams and no doubt you will achieve everything your heart desires. xoxo

Jerri Brown

December 8, 2016

Hi Herminia,
I was so happy to receive a beautiful scarf for my birthday from a dear friend of mine. I found out that you had made the scarf and I wanted to thank you for that! It is beautiful and so well made. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into your work. It shows and you produce a wonderful product! Please keep up the great work!!
Thanks again Herminia!


November 14, 2016

You have such a beautiful smile!! I love my scarf...it is SO beautiful and soft!! You have an amazing talent and gift. Keep on dreaming and never lose sight of your bright future. :)


November 11, 2016

I received a black and white hat made by you today and it is lovely!! I had planned to give it as a gift but I think I might keep it for myself! Your are very talented.

Wishing you much success in the future.

God Bless.


Elizabeth Balzanti

September 17, 2016

Herminia, thank you so much for making this amazing hat! I will be praying for you and your family.

Joan Kester

February 5, 2016

Herminia, thank you for making such a beautiful hat. I love it. May God bless you and your family!

Haley Greathouse

February 3, 2016

I received a navy knit hat in my Faithbox this month and was so excited to know that you made it. It is so beautiful and warm. Thank you and I am praying for you, your family, and your dream of a tailoring business!


December 29, 2015

I am so enjoying my cozy grey gloves you made - I wish I could knit as beautifully as you can! Happy New Year to you :-)


December 27, 2015

I was gifted a gray and white with hearts beanie for Christmas- love it! Thank you for your artistry and hard work. :D

Christina Harman

December 12, 2015

I received a hat you made and I just wanted to say thank you! It is so beautiful and well made. Your talent and skills are so evident and it has already helped me brave the snow. :) I love your work and hope that you know how appreciated it is! Again, thank you!
- Christina Harman

Tammy Sartain

November 12, 2015

Thank you so much for making such a lovely hat. It is perfect for the stormy weather we are currently experiencing. You are a very strong and courageous young lady working hard to make a difference in your life and your community. Keep up the good work and many blessings!

brandon layden

November 11, 2015

Thank you Hermina Cutipa for making my t-shirt.I think it is very cool that you followed your passion for children and started doing krochet kids.I especially like the products from the hats, front pocket shirts and jacket hoodies. Knowing that you support your family by working with krochet kids is very awesome and cool. I'm very grateful for this t-shirt that you made me and for Miss Wood for making this t-shirt come to me. I think that this t-shirt is one of the most comfortable things that I have ever worn in my life. Thank you so much, Herminia Cutipa.

Mel Ekins

October 30, 2015

Muchas gracias por todo! Estoy muy agradecida que puedo llevar este sombrero que has hecho. Buena suerte y espero que todo este bien para ti en tu vida.

Hannah Bigelow

April 17, 2015

Dear Herminia,

You are absolutely gorgeous! The first thing I did when I saw your face was say,"Wow, she is so beautiful and precious!" I love what you are doing. I wish I could sit down with you and hear your story. You are so brave, courageous and inspiring. I received a beautiful scarf for my birthday, made by you. I can't wait to wear it and tell people where I got it and that I know who made it! Keep up the hard work. You are incredible at what you do! Way to go in creating change, bringing hope and inspiring people! Bless you and your family beautiful Herminia!

-Hannah Joy


March 5, 2015

Thank you so much Herminia! You're amazing!I love my 'the Becks' hat! I got it just in time because we got over 10 inches of SNOW last night here in Kentucky, USA. Its so cute and I get so many compliments! I love telling people where I got it and that you made it! Thank you!!!!

Seth McCurley

March 1, 2015

Dear Herminia,

I'm a little late.... but THANK YOU so, so much for the scarf. We've had quite the winter in Columbia, Missouri, USA lately, and this Christmas gift from your hands to my mother's hands to mine has been perfect. I wear it nearly every day. It's beautiful, and the craftsmanship is fantastic.

God bless,


Deann Marie Nowicki

January 11, 2015

Hello! I want to say first thank you for making such a cute hat I purchased today at my local surf shop. I was so intrigued to find out it was handmade by you when I looked inside the hat and saw you personally signed it, how awesome! Now that I read a little about you I just want to let you know it's people like you I look up to. Genuinely caring and kind and putting yourself before others....it's the true meaning of life. I wish you nothing but the best in all that you do. I know you will do great things. Wishing you warm and happy blessing in all that you do.

Céline Jacquet

January 9, 2015

Dear Herminia,

I'm from Brussels, in Belgium, a few weekts ago i was visiting friends in Québec, Canada and went to buy a hat (as it was so cold). It's only a few days ago that i noticed your name was written in it, I think it's awesome to know who made the things you wear. So thank you very much for making this, i really like the hat! and thanks Krochet Kids for doing this. It feels right!

Jalaine Crandall

January 3, 2015

Thank you so much for the beautiful scarf you made. I received the "Miranda" infinity scarf as a gift from my son at Christmas. Your scarf was one of my favorite gifts! I loved it so much I ordered one for my daughter too. I'm glad that a tag with your name is attatched to my scarf. I have had several friends tell me how beautiful my scarf was and I am happy to share your story. I pray God will pour out His blessings on you as you work to provide for your family.

Rachel Barney

January 1, 2015

Thank you so much Herminia for my warm and beautiful scarf! I received the "Miranda" Scarf as a Christmas present from my family. It is the warmest and softest scarf I have ever owned, so I have been wearing it everyday! I have no doubt that your future tailoring business will be a success! I love traveling the world, so maybe and hopefully someday we will be able to meet! Thank you again for my beautiful and wonderful scarf!

Jordan Mazuranic

November 19, 2014

Thank you Herminia for my beautiful hat!! It is starting to be quite cold where I live and this was the perfect piece to keep me warm! I love the goldenrod color. Perfect for winter accessories!

Candace Delumen

November 9, 2014

Dear Herminia
I was honored to receive as a 40th birthday gift your black knitted hat. My aunt knew I would appreciate not only its warmth during our long, cold Canadian winter, but also the fact that the purchase of this hat would help you and your family break the cycle of poverty. I can feel the love and pride you placed inside every stitch of this hat and I would like to return that love to you by saying muchos gracias! I love how solft it is and this hat is going to be one of my favorite pieces of clothing to wear from now on. I will be sure to pass along your story whenever I get complimented on it. I pray for your continued happiness, health and prosperity. May God bless you and your family abundantly.
Your friend in Canada,
Mrs. Candace Delumen
P.S. Knitted hats in Canada are called toques (pronounced toooks) and we use toques a lot because it is very cold 5-6 months every year! So PLEASE keep knitting more .....it's freezing here!

Trevor Linn

October 20, 2014

Hello Herminia,

I just received a Stowe scarf that was made by you, and it's very nice! The cold weather's coming (western NY), but this will keep me warm. I hope you find warmth in your life, too. Thanks to you and kki for all the great work they do.

Luke Wright

September 28, 2014


We purchased "the riley" for our 3 month old Wally. We weren't sure if he'd enjoy wearing a hat, but he LOVES it! It's starting to get cold here in Indiana, U.S. and we are thankful for KKI and your part in their story. The hat is beautiful. Thank you!