Volunteers needed to knit, crochet red hats for newborns

Leslie Hanson
November 14, 2017

They also recommend simple hat patterns and caution against bows and buttons that can come off the hats, posing a danger for the little ones.

The American Heart Association seeks donations of knitted or crocheted infant-sized red hats for its annual Little Hats, Big Hearts program, which aims to raise awareness for congenital heart defects.

In collaboration with the Children's Heart Foundation and to celebrate American Heart Month, people are being asked to create infant-sized woolly hats.


Participating hospitals include Hilton Head Hospital and Coastal Carolina in Beaufort County, along with others around SC and the nation. Find out where to send the finished hats by selecting your state from the dropdown menu here.

The AHA is asking volunteers to make red hats that are red, cotton or acrylic, medium to heavy weight yarn and are machine washable and dryable.

The Little Hats, Big Hearts project began in February 2014 in Chicago and collected 300 hats. The program is now in more than 40 states.

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