Crochet red hats to bring awareness to heart disease

I saw a Facebook post from on my wall, which caught my attention immediately. A charity drive, Little Hats, Big Hearts, joins AllFreeCrochet with the American Heart Association to donate homemade hats to newborn babies. The goal of this project is to help bring awareness to heart disease. To read more about this amazing cause, read their story:

Red-Hats-material-closeupLittle Hats, Big Hearts…this says so much in the quickest way. I can’t imagine one of my nephews being born with a congenital heart defect. The thought simply takes my breath away. I thought, “What can I do to help”…tis time to break out the crochet hook and start creating baby hats.

Since I didn’t have any red yarn on hand, a shopping trip was a necessity. I had to take into account the yarn requirements that were requested for this project:

  • red
  • cotton or acrylic
  • medium to heavy weight
  • machine washable and dryable
  • They also recommend simple hat patterns

After much debate, and a trip to Joann Fabric and Craft Stores, I chose “just the right yarn” for this worthy and special project – Red Heart Soft, Really Red. It comes in 5 oz/256 yards. Two skeins allowed me to crochet the six baby hats you see below.


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