You might remember that last fall here on Stitch and Unwind we hosted a charity drive for our friends at Little Hats, Big Hearts! In order to raise awareness for the American Heart Association, this organization aims to knit red hats for all babies born during February, which is American Heart Month. During that charity drive, we were able to collect 6,300 red baby hats from all over the world – wow! That’s a truly incredible number and Little Hats, Big Hearts was so happy for your support (and we’re assured that the babies were happy, too!)
Heart issues are serious business – heart disease is the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth defect for Americans to be born with – according to the American Heart Association website, more than 40,000 babies will be born with congenital heart defects each year. The odds are that you either know or will know someone who’s been affected by heart disease in their lifetime.
If you’d like to send a knit or crochet red baby hat or a financial contribution to Little Hats, Red Hearts this year, you can check their website to see if your state is one of those participating. They’ll be collecting hats until December 31, 2015, so you still have plenty of time to work one up and mail it in!
Thanks to readers like you and all of the creative people who sent in hat donations, Little Hats, Big Hearts has now grown to 14 states and counting! We’re so excited to see how we’ve helped them grow and we can’t thank you all enough for showing how much you care.
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