Can you knit? American Heart Association needs people to help make hats for babies

(KGTV) - The American Heart Association (AHA) is seeking those who can knit or crochet to help provide hats for infants this February.

AHA's "Little Hats, Big Hearts" campaign is looking for volunteers to put together the hats for babies born this coming February, which is American Heart Month. The campaign honors babies, moms, and raises awareness for congenital heart defects.

"Supporters are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower moms to live heart-healthy lives and to help their children do the same," AHA's website says.

To help, volunteers can donate money, yarn, or knitted hats to help the campaign. Anyone interested can find more information online about how to help (depending on their state and county.)

AHA has a list of specifics for those who can knit a special hat. Yarn should be:

  • Red
  • Cotton or acrylic
  • Medium to heavy weight
  • Machine washable and dryable

AHA also provides some sample patterns here.

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