Lamwaka Harriet

Uganda |Crocheter
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Before joining the program Harriet had a small business knitting sweaters on a contract basis for the local schools. She liked the work but struggled to make ends meet when contracts were scarce. Now at KNOWN SUPPLY, Harriet is using her job, education and mentorship to take her previous livelihood to the next level. After saving enough money she plans on buying a knitting machine and opening up a store to sell her products in.

“When I was a child I would imagine I was cooking for big groups of people. I actually learned how to cook through playing this way.”

“I like making friends, going to church and sight-seeing around Uganda.”

“To me, love is sharing everything you have with others. It means being peaceful with those around you.”

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Previous Thank Yous

Tom (Cawonawo) Varno

February 27, 2023

Mwebale omulimu gwo ndi mizungu abadde abeera mu Uganda naye kati nkomyewo nga mbeera my america. Bwe nabeera mu Uganda yali mu Sebei.


November 26, 2022

Dear Lamwaka,
Your beautiful black shawl is so warm and covers well my neck area. I found it in Nashville during my Thanksgiving vacation. I love it and I will wear it many years to come. My name is Oana ( a short name of Joana), I am originally from Romania and live in Chicago. I wish you all the best for you and your family.


September 27, 2021

I got a beautiful, light pink headband that you made. It's so soft and gorgeously made. Thank you so much for putting so much work into it.


December 31, 2020

I love my knitted hat. It’s well made with beautiful symmetry. Thank you for making it!

Diedre and Lavender Gilmer

November 20, 2020

My daughter loves the hat that you made. It is beautiful and well made.

Lynetta Avery

November 16, 2020

Hi Harriet, I bought a knit cap to keep my ears warm on cool nights. I travel full time in a RV ( my home on wheels ). I love nature. Your cap ( another word for it is hat ) will be with me on hikes in the forest. Your smile is bright! Thank you for putting your love into the creation of this cap. I hold the vision with you, having your new store with all of your creations displayed! Many people will come eager to enjoy your creations!


February 7, 2020

Thank you for the beautiful work you do! One of your hats has reached the state of NY in America and I love it!


December 30, 2019

Thank you for the beautiful hat! It was a gift and the receiver loved it. (From Seattle, Washington)


December 6, 2019

You made such a cute animal ornament! I enjoyed reading your story about learning to cook. I love cooking for groups too!


March 7, 2019

Your hat has made it to Minnesota, USA where we have long, cold winters. It helps keep me warm on the outside...but also warms my heart, knowing that it was handmade by a beautiful woman working hard to reach her goals. Thank You! And many blessings on your journey.


January 23, 2019

I love my new hat, Ms Lamwaka Harriet! Thank you for making it!


December 26, 2018

Thank you so much for knitting a beautiful beanie which my son loves! It is so special being able to put a face to this wonderful item you have created. Thank you so much again <3


December 22, 2018

I received the hat and it's so beautifully made. Thank you so much. I will probably get more things in the future. It's so soft and warm, I love it.

I connected through my friend Janet, and she will help me to reach out again.

[I had a 3rd person helper as I am blind and unable to send for myself.]


December 21, 2018

Thankyou for the hat, it couldn't have come on a more perfect day, it is freezing outside, clay city, Illinois

Niki Jones

December 19, 2018

Thank you so much for spending the time to make my beanie. I absolutely love it! You did an amazing job and cannot wait to wear it and am actually able to tell people who made it 😊

Rebecca Ashcraft

January 1, 2018

Thank you so much, Lamwaka Harret, for this beautiful stocking cap. You are a very talented woman and I'm sure you'll realize your dream of owning a business soon! Your thoughts on 'peaceful' love are what our whole world need right now - I'm sending lots of love your way.


December 30, 2017

Lamwaka, thank you for the beautiful hat. You are very talented and I have no doubt you will have a successful business. Good luck. Thank you again for such a great gift, it is by far my most treasured hat. happy new year.

Selina Gierer

December 26, 2017

We absolutely love this hat you made! Thank you for bringing a piece of your beautiful craft into our lives!

Angel Abdoian

November 19, 2017

Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL hat. It gets so cold here in Michigan. The fit and colors are perfection.

Tresa Garwood

February 1, 2017

My daughter gave me a hat for Christmas, made by you. It is lovely. I have had fun wearing it in the snow. We have cold, snowy winters. I hope you are continuing to make your lovely products. I also hope you are happy and healthy. Thank you for my winter hat; I will think of you when I wear it. Blessings, Tresa

Shirley Paulson

January 1, 2017

Thank you, Harriet, for this beautiful hat that you knit. It was a Christmas present from my daughter, and it's perfect for me to wear in the winters in Chicago where I live. It is beautiful to me that my daughter found this hat from you, because I love knowing who made it. I will love telling about your definition of love, because I also pray for people to share the best of what they have. You have done so for me, and I'm glad to let your light shine for all my friends around Chicago too. Thank you! Shirley Paulson

Ariel Chai

December 27, 2016


I love your hat and I'm so thankful for your talent! I'll be praying for continued blessings in your life!

Much love


December 19, 2016

Dear Lamwaka,
Thank you so much for making my Winnie hat! I live in Minnesota, and it's freezing here! It got to -20° the other night! That being said, this hat couldn't have come at a better time! I love the Pom Pom and strings. Keep up the amazing work, and I hope you can open up a store one day. You're so talented!

Pamala newkirk

October 17, 2016

Thank you so much for the love you put into making my knitted hat! It is awesome!!! I am praying for you and I hope you have a blessed day


September 12, 2016

Thank you very much for my knitted hat, I love it! Beautiful craftsmanship. It just started snowing today in my town so it will be wonderful to have as it get colder, and through what looks to be a long winter this year. Have a wonderful day!


March 15, 2016

Thank you so very, very much, Lamwaka!

My new hat is so beautiful - I am simply in awe with your skill. Your story and background are inspiring, and I can only hope that my purchase does a little bit to help you achieve your dreams and ambitions. Someone far away is rooting for you!

All the best!

Amy Luetmer

January 28, 2016

Thanks you for making this beautiful hat! My nephew bought it for me for Christmas. May God bless you in your adventures!

Thanks again,
Amy Luetmer

Emily Furnish

January 17, 2016

Thank you for making my beautiful red and white striped hat!!! I absolutely love it and I wear it all the time here in my snowy city. Praying for you. Thank you for being a beacon of light and peace in your community. God is doing great things through you!
Peace and blessings.


December 25, 2015

Dear Lamwaka,
Thank you for making my hat. I love it. You did an amazing job and knowing who made it makes it even more special. I'm so happy to be able to support this company. Thanks again!

Cheyenne Tumolo

December 18, 2015

I just bought one of your hats for my cousin. It is beautiful, thank you! I am sharing your story with her & I wish you nothing but the best. Merry Chirstmas :)

Charisse DeVries

December 8, 2015


Thank you so much for the beautiful hat. I wear it often and I think of you every time.

Thank you again,

Elizabeth P.

November 6, 2015

Hello Lamwaka!

Thank you so much for taking the time to craft such a beautiful hat for me :)

For the first time ever I'm actually looking forward to the temperatures dropping here in NYC. I cannot wait to wear my hat and think of you every day. I hope that others will notice and appreciate the beauty of this hat, and I hope to share your story and the story of KKI with as many people as possible.

Perhaps one day our paths can cross in real life! Until then, I will treasure this thread of our connection and wish you the best on all things in life!

Alan Stott

September 22, 2015

Greetings from Scotland Lamwaka.
Very please to have received the hat you made


March 9, 2015

Thank you very much for the hat. It's very warm and comfortable.

Steven Russell Wells

March 4, 2015


You just made another friend a world away in Los Angeles. I draw cartoons for a living, and I wish there was a way I could share my talent with you as you have done for me. I will think of you every time I wear the hat that was made with your hands. Thank you so much Lamwaka, I am so grateful.



Summer Wadford

December 25, 2014

Dear Lamwaka,

I just received your hat for Christmas! I absolutely love it! You are so talented making hats! I also love making friends and going to church! One day I would love to travel to Uganda! Once again thank you for the beautiful hat!

Love, Summer

masa ichikawa

November 2, 2014

Hello Mrs, Lamwaka
I'm Japanese guy. I bought your hat today and i knew that beautiful project today.
I just wanted say "thanks for beautiful hat"
i never seen such a beautiful hat and they are really beautiful things for me.
arigatou gozaimasita (thank you so much)