Little Hats, Big Hearts

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Volunteers for the American Heart Association are celebrating American Heart Month by knitting red hats for all babies born in February at participating hospitals.  We’re raising awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.

We need your help!

If you knit or crochet and would like to participate in the Little Hats, Big HeartsTM project, please let us know. We gratefully accept both baby hats and donations of yarn.

Sample patterns for baby hats can be found here:

We work with both the hospital’s Mother-Baby unit and Neonatal Intensive Care unit, so we need hats in both newborn and preemie sizes

Yarn specifics:
--cotton or acrylic
--medium to heavy weight
--machine washable and dryable

We also recommend simple hat patterns. While we love bows and buttons, they can come off the hats and be dangerous for the little ones.

Yarn donations possible too.






or contact your local office about starting this program.

For more information:
Midwest Program Coordinator
Anne Schullo
(312) 476-6614