Volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association (AHA), in connection with The Children's Heart Foundation, to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and 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 Hearts™, 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.
If you knit or crochet, and would like to participate in this program from AHA, visit www.heart.org and search Little Hats, Big Hearts. The website will you give you the requirements as well as sample patterns to get you started.
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 heart.org/littlehatsbighearts or by emailing LittleHatsBigHearts@heart.org.