Iowa Specialty Hospital

Maternity Center Participating in Little Hats, Big Hearts

February 7, 2017

Volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children's Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting andBaby in red hat crocheting red hats for babies born in February at participating hospitals.  Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Maternity Center is proud to be a part of this delightful, but extremely important program.

Little Hats, Big HeartsTM, honors babies, moms, and heart healthy lives in a very special way. Supporters are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same. Together, we are working to raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their family’s heart health to heart while also raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects.

Little Hats, Big Hearts started in February 2014 in Chicago, IL collecting 300 hats in the first year. The program has now expanded to more than 40 states. We are thrilled to have so many volunteers interested in Little Hats, Big Hearts.  If you knit or crochet and would like to participate, you can reach more information at or by emailing


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