Call for knitters to make hats for babies for American Heart Month

Courtesy Advocate Children's Hospital

Courtesy Advocate Children's Hospital

The program also helps raise awareness about congenital heart defects. The hats are distributed to babies with and without heart defects.

Calling all knitters and crocheters: The American Heart Association is looking for you. "If it wasn't for the research and protocols put into place, my son may not have survived".

February is American Heart Month, and the American Heart Association is searching for volunteers to help knit, or crochet, red hats for babies born during the month as a part of their Little Hats, Bit Hearts program. Go to http://www.heart.org/littlehatsbighearts to find knitting patterns, participating AHA offices and more.

Donated hats should be dropped off or mailed by December 1, to the American Heart Association, ATTN: Little Hats, Big Hearts, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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- Baby-sized or preemie-sized red hats that are knitted or crocheted from cotton or acrylic medium- to heavyweight yarn.

The project, called Little Hats, Big Hearts, has been created to honour and celebrate babies, mothers and living heart-healthily. The program is now in more than 40 states.

They're also accepting yarn donation.

The program, which started in Chicago three years ago, generated around 300 hats.

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