CLICK your needles together for a great cause!

Click for Babies Campaign

Our neighbors up the hill at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center are joining the national CLICK for Babies educational campaign and have asked us to partner with them by knitting and crocheting purple baby hats. Each and every day, infants are shaken because the person caring for them becomes frustrated with the infant’s crying. Many times, the abuse could have been prevented had the caregiver only known that an early "Period of PURPLE Crying" is part of normal childhood development. The hats you donate will go home with parents at the birth of their baby to raise awareness for shaken baby syndrome prevention.

Join us at a CLICK for Babies Crochet & Knit-In
When: Saturday, May 14th, 1:00 ‐ 3:00 pm    
Where: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, East Pavillion (fountain entrance), Stanley Family Rooms 20‐21

Hope you can come. Steffanie, Kelli and I will be there, and we can use all the help we can get! Bring your needles or hooks, a pattern, and some purple yarn - we recommend soft and washable Vintage or Dreambaby DK, both 10% off at the Bee if you mention it's for purple caps. Please make sure your hats meet the program guidelines. 

If you're not close by, you can still participate by making caps and mailing them to us or a participating organization in your area. Thanks for lending a hand!

 

2016 CLICK for Babies PURPLE Cap Crafting Guidelines from CLICKforbabies.org


YARN: Please use new and washable yarn that is soft to the touch.
SIZE: Hats will be worn by 1 or 2 day old infants. The average newborn head circumference is 14” (13-15”) and hats should be approximately 4-6“ high. For further sizing instructions, please check sizing guidelines.
COLOR: Hats must be 50% or more of any shade of PURPLE (for the Period of PURPLE Crying). Please help us meet families' requests for more "BOY-FRIENDLY" hats by conisdering patterns with darker purples, and stripes of blue, orange, or gray.

STYLE: Please make all Unisex styles and colors OR: an equal number of Girl-Friendly and Boy-Friendly styles and colors.

SAFETY: Please help us keep babies safe from choking and strangulation risks. Do not attach pom-poms, tassels, straps, bows, ribbons, buttons, etc.
WARMTH: These hats keep babies’ heads warm outdoors during the colder winter months. Smaller stitches result in a warmer hat. The large, loose stitches (typically made by looms) tend not to provide enough warmth.
LOOMS: This type of knitting is allowed, but should be used with caution. Please ensure that the caps are not too LOOSE or too TIGHT for a comfortable fit around the baby’s head.

 

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