We often make baby hats as shower gifts for our friends and family. These hat keep babies warm, but aren’t essentials to their life and safety.
When I read about Save the Children’s outreach, I was moved to tell you more about it. Think of making something tiny such as baby hat and saving a life. It sounds so simple.
Save the Children’s newborn health programs are asking you to help with their Caps for Good program. To reduce deaths in newborns in countries such as Africa, Asia and Latin America, knit and crochet baby caps keep new babies warm. This is just one way to help new mothers care for their babies along with basic newborn care and counseling on breastfeeding.
If you have small amounts of yarn, make a few. It’s a good way to end the year and feel great about using your knitting and crochet skills to help a new mom and her baby. Try this Preemie Hat pattern that can be used by tiny babies. This pattern makes 11” circumference knit or crochet hats in two weights of yarn. The knit Sweet Baby Hat gives two sizes – 12” and 14” circumference. There are also patterns available from the Craft Yarn Council.