2013 CLICK for Babies hat campaign

July 05, 2013

Its time again to start knitting and crocheting purple hats for babies, for donation to the CLICK for Babies campaign.

The goal of this program is to help educate parents and caregivers about the Period of PURPLE Crying, a normal, but frustrating period of increased crying that all infants experience in the first few weeks and months after birth.  This inconsolable crying is considered the number one trigger for shaking a baby, often to a point of causing Shaken Baby Syndrome.

To help promote this campaign, knitters and crocheters are asked to create purple baby hats, which will be given to local baby boys and girls in October and November.  Hats should be made with soft, baby-friendly yarns, using any pattern you wish.  Please make the hats to fit a newborn - approximately 20 to 40cm (8" to 16") in circumference, and 9 to 15cm (3.5" to 6") in height.  Hats should be be at least 50% purple in color, and free of straps, strings or other potential choking and strangling hazards.  For baby boys, please remember to include blues, browns, grays and other “boy friendly” colors in your cap designs.

We will be collecting your hats here at Wet Coast Wools.  Please bring them in by Thursday, September 26th, so that we can deliver them to the BC Children's hospital by the official cut off date.

For more information about the CLICK for Babies campaign, and for a selection of free patterns, please visit their website: www.ClickForBabies.org

(the above image is copyright of the Click for Babies campaign)