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Little Hats, Big Hearts: Knit for Infants

"Little Hats, Big Hearts" lets you knit or crochet a tiny red hat for an infant born in February.

It’s time to get your knitting needles out! The American Heart Association (AHA) needs little red hats for infants.
    The AHA needs knitting and crocheting enthusiasts to create hats for infants born in American Heart Month (February) in order to raise awareness about living heart-healthy lives. Volunteers can make tiny red hats in support of the third-annual Little Hats, Big Hearts program that provides handmade red hats to infants born at participating hospitals during February. Little Hats, Big Hearts started in the Chicago area in 2014. The program collected 300 hats in the first year and it’s now in more than 40 states.
    In Tennessee, East and West Tennessee hospitals are participating in the program; a Middle Tennessee affiliate is needed. But you can still make and donate simple red hats (no buttons or bows) using red cotton or acrylic yarns of medium to heavy weight. Yarn should be machine washable and dryable. Find more details and patterns here.

Where to Send Little Hats for Infants

Go to and select β€œTennessee East” or “Tennessee West” in the β€œHow You Can Help” section. 

MAKE A DONATION TO “Little Hats, Big Hearts.”

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Susan Swindell Day, Editor

Susan Swindell Day is the editor in chief of Nashville Parent and the mom of four amazing kids.