Leonor Melendez

Peru | Knitting Specialist
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Leonor has faced many obstacles in her life. She was unable to complete any school beyond the sixth grade because her family was experiencing serious financial difficulties. Leonor began working as a cook in a restaurant as soon as she was old enough. Her true goal was to go back to school, so she moved to Lima and is continuing her studies while at KNOWN SUPPLY. One of her dreams for her future is to graduate from high school and to provide a better life for her children.

“My dream is to graduate from high school someday. I would also like to open a Chinese food restaurant.”

“I want to thank them for everything.”

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Previous Thank Yous


November 13, 2019

Hi Leonor! My friend bought me this hat in a little shop in Fargo ND for my birthday. It is so beautiful! I love it. Thank you so so much and I wish you the very best as you strive to reach your goals:) Always remember - with God, all things are possible! xo

Victoria Pérez

January 12, 2019

Hey Leonor, I received a gift a year ago and I had not taken the time to thank the person who made my hat, it is very beautiful indeed, I also do things of this type with krochet.
I have also read your story and I have faith that you will achieve it, your work is excellent, Thank you very much. Best wishes for you from Mexico.

chase gregor

November 11, 2018

Dear Leonor, Thank you for this beautiful hat. I am super excited to go to school and show all my friends thing white, warm , and beautiful hat! Thank You


September 11, 2018

Hi Leonor! Thank you so much for making my hat, it's perfect! I'm going to wear it everyday during wintertime. I wish you the best of luck in your studies and in the future!

Tarah Jane K

July 13, 2018

Hi Leonor!
My name is Tarah, I live in Southern California, and I just received a beautifully knit beanie from my sister, made by you! I just wanted to say Thank You, not only for making this beautiful beanie, but for turning your hardship into an opportunity for growth and betterment, and for leading a life that sets a positive example for your children and for others to follow. You will be in my prayers, wishing you the best of luck in your educational endeavors!

Alyssa Hallahan

December 12, 2017


I just received a white hat made by your beautiful hands, and I just want to thank you. I thank you for taking the time to make this for me. I also will be praying for you and for your future! You will go far in life, your smile shows it.

Becky Grace Kalman

January 30, 2017


Thank you, thank you, thank you for my adorable gray headband! I absolutely love it. It's so soft and has helped to keep my ears warm during this cold New York City winter. I just recently started to take up knitting myself and I so admire how beautiful and clean your stitches are. Best of luck with everything you wish to accomplish! Anything can happen if you let it.


Felicia Hawkins

January 23, 2017

I received your beautiful orange scarf last week. The stitches are so even and lovely, I thought it must have been made by a machine. Your handiwork is amazing! I am enjoying the warmth and softness during a severe winter. Thank you. Education is a wonderful thing to pursue. No one can ever take it away from you. May you and your family enjoy life's sweetest joys.

Alexis Krul

January 20, 2017

Thank you for my beautiful and unique beanie. I went back to school myself after many years part-time while working and having children. I graduated and have a great career now. Pursue your dream and all the rest will follow! Many blessings on your life's journey. Wishing you all the best.

b weeks-marshall

December 2, 2016

Leonor ... May God forever bless you and your daughter. Dreams come true, Leonor, with faith in God, belief in yourself, and hard work. I believe in your dream and support you wholeheartedly. I will congratulate you now on completing AND graduating from High School as I know and believe YOU will accomplish this. May your business ALSO be a success as well.
Dream big and dream often, not only for yourself but, also for your daughter ...
Live always in peace, kindness, faith, hope, and love ...

Ashley Arola

November 27, 2016

The hat you made is gorgeous! I put it on as soon as I opened the package. I know that life is not always easy or fair, but you are a strong woman who can make it through anything. I know you will g on to finish high school, and maybe one day we will be able to eat at the restaurant you will open! Have faith! I wish you many blessings this holiday season!

Leah Whittaker Smith

October 15, 2016

Thank you for the gorgeous hat! You truly have a gift!! I live in GA but we are always driving to hike in the mountains and I love wearing beanies.
Praying that you get to finish school and provide for your own children in the future. I just had my first baby and he is the love of our lives. Children are Gods greatest gift!
Love Leah smith


September 12, 2016

Leonor! Thank you for the beautiful beanie. I live in Colorado and the weather gets quite cold here. I am excited to pray for you and think about you and your Chinese food restaurant and children every time i wear your creation. I have been to Peru with my church a few years ago and I know although it is a lovely country, there is a lot of hardship there. Prayers for work to be plentiful and love to be abundant for you.

My brother cannot stop complementing how great the hat looks on me and how great the craftmanship is. Thank you!

Much love,


August 6, 2016


Thank you so much for making my KK hat! It will sure keep me nice and warm in the Ohio winters! Wishing you the best!

Love and light,
Lauren <3

Grainne jackson

March 4, 2016

Thank you for the beautiful hat which I bought on the Gold Coast in Australia and now keeps my head warm in Ireland so it's done a bit of travelling?

JoAnna Flynn

January 28, 2016

You are treasured and a wonderful asset to KK. You made the beautiful scarves that I ordered for myself, my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law. They're proudly worn in the states of California and Oregon in the USA. I pray that you continue to be motivated to continue school and pursue your dream of owning a Chinese restaurant. May you be blessed with all the desires of your heart.
With much appreciation,


December 9, 2015

Dear Leonor,

Thank you for making my beautiful white + grey Isabel hat! Keep up the great work! I pray that your dream will come true one day!


Aimée Martin

November 9, 2015

Thank you for the awesome hat! It's a black Ali hat and I love it for this Fall weather, and since I'm trying to grow my hair out. I'll be wearing it a lot! Good luck with everything!


vivian delacruz

September 12, 2015

Muchas gracias por la gora que tu hiciste. Tu trabajo esta muy bien y esta bien calentita. Ya estoy lista para el otoño. Muchas gracias otra vez y buena suerte.

Joshua reuser

August 9, 2015

Hi Leonor.

I wanted to encourage you to keep working hard toward your goals for education and creating an awesome future for you and your daughter. I really hope you can start your business!

God bless your journey!!

Josh Reuser

Estella A Zellmer

August 6, 2015

Thank you so much for your beautiful hat. I was so excited to find your product in Ketchikan, Alaska. I love your ambitions. Keep up the good work!!

Katie Kazee

June 20, 2015


I love the hat you made!! It's slowly becoming my lucky hat! Its so perfect! Thank you so much! Good luck with everything! God bless!!

Katie, OH

Taylor Schatz

February 10, 2015


My Ali hat is beautiful. I feel great when I wear it and it makes me think of you! Although I do not know you personally, I feel like you go where I go. I pray for you each day and for your family. As a college student myself, I know that education is challenging, yet so rewarding. Continue to push for your dream and to keep being the person you are. I appreciate the quality products you make, and for who you are!
Be blessed,
Taylor, MN


January 18, 2015

Dear Leonor,

I cannot thank you enough for krocheting my hat! It is my favourite thing in my closet at the time. I hope you get to finish highschool and start your own restaurant one day. You really deserve it, darling!

With Love,

From Sabrina

E. G

January 12, 2015

You've made such a beautiful hat, I love it! I want to thank you and I wish you luck in pursuing your dreams. You are beautiful and I hope everything goes well for you!

Susan McKenna

December 1, 2014

hello Leonor, I am so thankful to be a part of this project by purchasing this new hat. I absolutely love it and admire your wonderful talent. Best of luck in everything you do!
It will think of you every time I put it on

Dillon Indilicato

October 18, 2014

Thank you so much for making my hat. I am 9 years old and my parents bought it for me at a Christian conference in Chandler Arizona in USA.
I hope all of your dreams come true. I will think of you when I wear my hat.'
love, Dillon

Allyson Baker

October 16, 2014

Hello Leonor! I just purchased a hat that you made! I am currently I Australia, visiting from Canada. You did a fantastic job and I can't wait to wear it back in the cold snowy weather. I wish you all the best in your future and pray that all of your dreams and ambitions come true through all of your hard work and perseverance.

Valarie Lake

October 12, 2014

Thank you for the gloves! I am keeping a pair and giving the other as a gift and I know my friend will love them too. Good luck with your studies! You are a wonderful inspiration and I am proud to wear your work!

Jade Hyden

October 7, 2014

Thank you so much for the hat, I wish you good luck at graduating :-)

Elizabeth Chestnut

September 13, 2014

Querida Leonor,

Muchas gracias por el gorro que usted me hizo. Vivo en Nueva York y hace mucho frío aquí y sé que lo voy a usar mucho este invierno. Su amor para su trabajo es evidente en la calidad de este gorro.
Mucha suerte con sus estudios y muchas gracias por mi nuevo gorro.

A Dios se bendiga,

Emma Bowles

May 10, 2014

Hi Leonor! I just received a pink and brown Pom Pom beanie that you made as a Mother's Day gift. It's so gorgeous, I can't wait to wear it on cold winter days in Australia!
Thank you so much, I love it!

Katherine Fadelli

April 25, 2014

I bought a blue striped hat that you made and I love it so much! I wear it almost everyday! I have gotten many compliments on it and it keeps me warm in the cold winters here in Wisconsin. Thank you!

Liv Let

April 6, 2014

Hi, Leonor.
A friend bought me a lime green scarf you made for my birthday and I wear it all the time! Thanks so much for your work and I will pray you meet our goals of graduating high school and providing the life you wish to have for your children. God bless you and know that a girl in the Midwest is wearing your lime green scarf!

Georgia Marshall

January 20, 2014

Dear Leonor, I want to tell you how much me and my dad love your hat. It feels like there's a heater in it. I would like to have one. Love Georgia . At age 7

tyler ransburgh

January 20, 2014

Thank you for the gray beanie! It looks great and the quality is fantastic.



January 12, 2014

I just bought a hat last week and I love it! It's a grey beanie with red, white and blue stripes. It was great for the snowstorm we just got in Canada. IT's so warm and helped with the -20 degree weather we just had. I wish you luck with graduating high school! I love the hat and wish you luck with your future and education!

Kyle Montooth

January 10, 2014

I wear the beanie you made every day! I love it. Thanh you!

Liz Shattler

January 4, 2014

Hola, Leonor,

I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and it is quite snowy and cold right now. Your hat is so warm and comfy I don't want to take it off! Thank you so much and I wish you all the best!


Taylor Van Duinen

December 27, 2013

Hola, Leonor!

I have a pair of shoes with your beautiful crochet work at the top. I love them! and get compliments on them all the time. Thank you so much for making them for me. I'm sure that your hard work will help you accomplish your goals. Praying that you are able to finish your education and provide for your family. Let God be the center of your life, and he will bless you more than you can imagine. May the new year be full of blessings for you and yours.

Muchisimas gracias.

Ehryn baker

December 25, 2013

I love my hat! It is absolutely beautiful! I live in Montana so I will stay nice and warm. Best wishes and blessing in all that you do (:

Alyssa Avallon

December 15, 2013

Hola Leonor! Voy a escribir en español - me encanta el español. Aunque no soy una hablante nativa, lo he estudiado en la escuela. Espero que me entiende bien :) He recibido mi gorro, hecho por usted, y es perfecto. Vivo cerca de Nueva York, en los Estados Unidos, y en este momento tiene mucho frío. Este gorro es muy necesario. Estoy segura que va a cumplir la escuela - parece como una persona inteligente y sincera. Muchas, muchas gracias por todo que ha hecho, y buena suerte.


November 27, 2013

Hola! Cómo estás? Amo mi gorro. It is beautiful, just like you! I wish you the best for the future.
¡Muchas gracias!

Laura Beth

November 14, 2013

Hi Leonor!

Thank you so much for making my beautiful infinity scarf. I absolutely love it! The Lord tells us in Psalm 37:4 "Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Keep working hard and delight yourself in Jesus. He has an incredible plan for your life! Everytime I wear my scarf I will remember to pray for you, your future & dreams. Again, thank you so much!

Laura Beth

Miria Braga

November 4, 2013

Hi Leonor!
Thank you so much for helping make my beautiful shoes. I have the Krochet Kids and Vans collaboration shoes. It's grey and has the blue and white crochet. I love it so much! Keep working hard, you are doing an amazing job. I am believing and praying that God will grant the desires of your heart! That you will be able to graduate from high school and open a Chinese restaurant in Jesus name! I pray that you and your whole family is well.


October 29, 2013

Thank you for the hat! It's very warm! I ride a scooter in Dallas and with the approaching winter, it will certainly serve me well! I am praying you are able to fully pursue your dreams and desires and that only the best things come to you and your children! I am proud to wear the hat you made!

Thank you again,

Patricia Britton

October 10, 2013

Thank you Leonor for the beautiful blue and white beanie. I bought it for my son, and he will enjoy its lovely softness. I think I might borrow it from him sometimes!

Adam Forziati

October 3, 2013

You're a beautiful, strong person and don't let anybody tell you that you can't pursue your dream. You will, and you will succeed!
Thank you for the hat, but even more thank you for showing people worldwide a lesson in the strength of will power!
Much love and support from your friends in the US!

Alee Hill

September 11, 2013

Leonor Melendez, girl, I am loving this hat! You're truly talented and on a side note, you are one heck of an inspiration. Keep doing what you're doing and don't you ever give up on your dreams!
Peace and Blessings, Alee

Alyssa meza

September 8, 2013

Thank you so much Leonor Melendez for making my beautiful hat! I absolutely love it! It's going to come in good use since I'm always cold due to being anemic. I wish the best to you and your future! You ladies are admiring and very talented! I'll keep you and your family in my prayers! And I'm for sure gonna be ordering more items :) thank you again for the beautiful hat! Take care.

Kana Mizuno

March 19, 2013

Hi Leonor,
Thank you so much for my Ipad case! its so adorable and its perfect for me to bring it:) i really hope your dreams come true! wanna see you someday and go to your restaurant:) take care, and be safe..

Pam Secada

January 5, 2013

Thank you for my hat, Leonor. It's so beautiful and I can't wait to start getting some good use out of it. Good luck with school and I can't wait to enjoy some delicious chifa at your restaurant one day.

Emily Miner

December 30, 2012

Thank you for making such beautiful things. I wear my hat constantly and it's very well put together. I hope your goals of completing high school are reached. Good luck to you, and again, thank you so much.


December 29, 2012

I received a beautiful hat made by you and I love it! Keep believing in your dreams and yet will come true:)
Thank you, cassie

Andrea Pitman

December 27, 2012

Leonor, I received a super soft hat for Christmas that you made! I love it so much and it is so special to be able to know who made it. I pray for your success as you work to finish high school! Warmly, Andrea

Molly Hall

December 25, 2012

I received the scarf as a present for Christmas. Not only did I love it, but i loved the cause. You're an amazing woman. Thank you and keep pursuing your dreams. Anything is possible.

Janie todd

December 22, 2012

I opened my beautiful hat you made last night . I love everything about it. The colors you choose will go with anything. I wish all good things for you and your family. Never give up on your dreams Leonor.

Patty McCarthy

December 19, 2012

Leonor, Both my husband received your beautiful scarfs for Christmas. They are so warm and so welcome in our cold and snowy weather. I hope you will keep on your journey to reach your dreams. Thank you.

Erika Rentschler

December 12, 2012

Hi Leonor,
Thank you for making my Shirley scarf. It is so warm and soft! I am so excited that I can know who made it and think of you when I wear it. I read your story and I am so proud of you for choosing a good path. I know you will be successful if you keep working hard and keep your faith. I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA and I am a student at The University of Alabama. I have never been to Peru, but my dad has visited there before. Bless you and warm wishes!


December 11, 2012

Dear Leonor,
My family received a gift made by you. What an amazing talent you have. I am inspired to continue on with my own education after reading your goals and dreams. May your guardian angels bless you and keep you safe.
Never stop learning and laughing,
Shara Carnahan

Walter Elyon

December 5, 2012

Thank you, I love your hat, it's warm and cozy and the colors are fabulous. I live in New York and winters here are pretty rough, because the cold Canadian air is coming right in from the North. It’s much colder here than in my native Austria. Your name reminded me of my mother’s name Leonie who also joined me in New York. There are no coincidences. When I picked this hat I knew I wanted this one.

Brenda Cook

November 30, 2012

Thank you for making my hat. I live in Southeast Missouri in the United States and it gets really cold in the winter so I will be using it alot and when I do I will think of the amazing young lady who made it. I know if you have faith in God all your dreams will come ture. I was raised by a singal mother who worked very very hard to make sure we had everything we needed and when things would get hard she would always say"That God wouldn't gives us more than we can handle if we believe in him". Thank You again and my God bless you and your family.

Lauren Powell

November 22, 2012

Leonor, thank you so much for my hat. it is perfectly amazing. i admire and respect you and i hope you achieve everything you're hoping for. thank you SO much. <3 <3

Samantha Bensel

November 1, 2012

Thank you Leonor for my lovely hat, I adore it. I am proud to represent you through this hat and to wear something that is more than just yarn. Keep focused on your dream and you will accomplish it, for your children and for you, take care!

Vanessa Rogan

October 27, 2012

Thank you very much. I love my new hat, it is just beautiful and I can see through the quality of this item that you are very talented and have much to give to the world. I wish you all the best in your future and wish you strength and perseverance to achieve your dreams. I have said a prayer for you and your children. Please take care and never give up on your dreams.