Continuing a project started in 2014, American Heart Association (AHA) volunteers will be celebrating American Heart Month in February with their Little Hats, Big Hearts™ Program. The volunteers, of which you could be one, hope to raise awareness of heart disease and congenital heart defects, the number one killer of Americans and the most prevalent birth defect, respectively.
The program started in 2014 in Chicago and calls upon volunteers to knit or crochet little red hats. Volunteers collected over 300 hats the first year which were then distributed to participating hospitals and given to all babies born in February.
The program has now grown to include 29 states and numerous hospital participants. If you know how to knit or crochet and would like to get involved, go to their website for more information. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, but would like to learn, check out these how to videos (knit, crochet, loom knit).
AHA will be collecting hats until January 15, 2016. Here’s a chance to contribute to a great cause!