Cro-Shayley Joins Neighborhood Stitch Club

Cro-Shayley Joins Neighborhood Stitch Club

My family and I just moved back to North Carolina from Mississippi a few months ago. It feels so good to be closer to our loved ones! We found a great neighborhood to live in that has all types of clubs to join to get to know people. I got an alert in my email one day for a new group for knitters and crocheters called Stitch for a Cause. I love to crochet and I enjoy making things for special causes so I had to join! The cause we are stitching for through January is for the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts. We’re making red newborn hats to raise awareness for heart disease and defects.
Little Hats Big Hearts

Here are some of the hats we made so far just from our Stitch for a Cause group.
Little Hats, Big Hearts
A few more hats were donated by the time we mailed our first box. I believe our first shipment was a total of 65 hats. So awesome!
box of hats
Red Heart was so kind to donate several skeins of Red Heart With Love yarn and Red Heart Soft Yarn yarn for this cause. I’m excited to see the next batch of hats we will make. Thanks Red Heart Yarns!!!

If you would like to join in making newborn hats for such a great cause, click here for more details. Below are a few of Red Heart’s free hat patterns I thought would be good to share:

Preemie Baby Hats Precious Preemie Hats Crochet & Knit Newborn Caps Garter Stitch Baby Hat
Preemie Baby Hats Precious Preemie Hats Crochet & Knit Newborn Caps Garter Stitch Baby Hat
Button Up Baby Cocoon & Hat Darling Baby Hat Baby’s First Hat Basketweave Hat
Button Up Baby Cocoon & Hat Darling Baby Hat Baby's First Hat Basketweave Hat

Here are some specifications for donations from the American Heart Association:

  • Hats are needed by January 8, 2016 (below are addresses to mail to)
  • Hat sizes needed: newborn and preemie
  • Yarn color: red
  • Yarn fiber content: cotton or acrylic, medium to heavy weight
  • Yarn washcare: machine washable and dryable
  • No bows or buttons added to the hats
  • Share hat photos on social media using #LittleHatsBigHeartsMAA and tag the American Heart Association on Instagram @HeartMAA

Below are addresses to send the hat donations to. They are needed by January 8, 2016:
Maryland

American Heart Association
Faye Brooks – Little Hats, Big Hearts
217 E. Redwood St. 23rd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21202

DC
American Heart Association
Claude John – Little Hats, Big Hearts
4301 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 53
Arlington, VA 22203

Virginia
American Heart Association
Rebekah McDonald – Little Hats, Big Hearts
4217 Park Place Ct.
Glen Allen, VA 23060

North Carolina
American Heart Association
Kacie Kennedy – Little Hats, Big Hearts
3131 RDU Center Dr., Ste 100
Morrisville, NC 27560

South Carolina
American Heart Association
Little Hats, Big Hearts
190 Knox Abbott Dr. Suite 301
Cayce, SC 29033

It’s not too late to join the fun! Especially since it’s for such a great cause! :)

2 thoughts on “Cro-Shayley Joins Neighborhood Stitch Club

    • redheart

      Hi Nora, Thanks for your comment! The group is local to Cro-Shayley, in her part of North Carolina (which we are not posting publicly for privacy reasons). If you live outside of that area of NC, you can look and see if there is a local neighborhood group stitching for charity in your area. If you need more suggestions on making items for charity, we have some in this blog post.

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