I know, I had never heard of such a thing either but these little hand muffs are for Alzheimer's patients to slip their hand in and let the other hand twiddle with the doodads attached to the outside.
A blog friend recently lost her mother to this disease and she asked for anyone interested (or having a loved one suffer with this malady) to donate a mitt.
I wanted to supply one for her collection and then I will be making several for local nursing homes to supply them for their patients.
Kathy B-it is on its way to you!
*It is self-lined and knit in chunky weight yarn.