Volunteers Wanted To Knit Red Hats For Babies

Little Hats Big Hearts - American Heart Association

The American Heart Association says "Little Hats, Big Hearts" seeks to celebrate babies and empower mothers to live heart healthy lives and help their children do the same.

The American Heart Association and The Children's Heart Foundation co-fund the Congenital Heart Defect Research Awards.

Calling all knitters and crocheters: The American Heart Association is looking for you.

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. Go to http://www.heart.org/littlehatsbighearts to find knitting patterns, participating AHA offices and more.

"Together, we are working to raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their family's heart health to heart while also raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects", according to a statement on the AHA website.

The American Heart Association website has information on who to contact in participating states. Organizers also ask that the yarn be machine washable and dryable.

The Little Hats, Big Hearts project began in February 2014 in Chicago and collected 300 hats.

Come February, the cute accessories are then handed out to infants in hospitals in more than 40 states.

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