Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Call for Knitters & Crocheters!

I want to raise some attention to a very worthy campaign and put a shout out to knitters and crocheters too!

The Period of PURPLE Crying - a normal yet difficult developmental stage when infants between two weeks and four months can cry inconsolably for up to five hours a day. The program helps educate parents and caregivers across North America on how to cope with crying and the dangers of reacting to crying in frustration by shaking or harming an infant.

Clicks for Babies the organization’s grassroots knitting campaign, which is recruiting knitters and crocheters across North America to make purple baby caps. These hand-made caps will be distributed to parents of babies born during the month of November, along with information on The Period of PURPLE Crying.

All you need to do is knit or crochet PURPLE colored baby caps using soft baby friendly yarn and send them to the closest location to you. To find the closest See a list of participating hospitals at: -> Knit.

For local knitters to me, the closest drop off is in London, Ontario - which is where I'll be sending the hat I make to:

Denise Polgar
Injury Prevention Specialist
Trauma Program
London Health Sciences Centre
Room E1-129
800 Commissioners Road East, London, ON, N6A 5W9
Bonnie Wooten
Manager, FHS, HBHC, East Team
Middlesex-London Health Unit
50 King Street, London, ON, N6A 5L7

Some ideas of free patterns are:

From Click for Babies website:

Some of my suggestions: (Ravelry links)

Hope you'll help by making some hats & sending them off to any of the locations (closest to you) from the list here -> Knit.


Caroline said...

That's a great cause! I think the only purple yarn I have is Cascade 220 though, I don't think it would work.

Anonymous said...

Love it. I'm going to bring the idea to my knitting group on Monday. I'm hosting so I'll ply them with wine first!


Girl Knits said...

What a great idea! I will see if my local knitting chapter is interested in participating in this.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe we only have a week left to get our hats in. We counted the hats in our staff room at work today, and we have over a hundred ready to deliver! Isn't that crazy??? :)