Purple Hats for all November Babies
Join us this Sunday, September 8th from 1pm onwards during our monthly Give Back Knitting event to continue on Baaad Anna’s tradition of joining the Click for Babies: Purple Cap Campaign in support of Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome BC at BC Children’s Hospital. Come by and knit or crochet an infant hat, drop off any infant-sized purple hats you have crafted, or donate any purple yarn that others can use to for this charity knitting. Bring needles and we will have purple yarn to knit with!
Here is my collection of purple hats that I knit for this campaign in the past. The goal is to give out a purple hat to every infant born in British Columbia in the month of November.
From the Click for Babies to website:
Donate a cap to raise awareness about normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking. The cap you donate will go home with parents at the birth of their baby to serve as a reminder about the period of early increased crying all babies go through, how to cope with that crying, and the dangers of shaking an infant.
There will be purple yarn to knit with (just bring your needles and a pattern), as well as treats. This is in addition to our regular Knit Back Sunday from 1-3pm activities, so if you want drop in and knit anything else for others, such as socks for welcome packages, knitted knockers or anything else your heart desires, you are more than welcome to join in!
And this year there’s more! Louise from @adventureswithyarn is hosting an online knit-a-long (KAL) to encourage support of the purple hat Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness campaign and it comes with some gorgeous prizes. Share your purple hat knitting in this online KAL and be entered in to win!
From her Instagram post:
I am hosting the Knitalong on my new website, AdventuresWithYarn.com which is a social media site for crafters. There are groups on the website you can join (or create). In the Adventures With Yarn podcast group there are discussion threads. The rules for the KAL are in the announcements thread. There is an entry thread where you can post pictures of your finished purple baby hats. Each post acts as an entry to win multiple prizes! Whoever posts the most purple baby hats by the end of September also wins a grand prize!
3 thoughts on “Purple Hats for all November Babies”
Hello, what’s the deadline to drop off hats? Thanks.
…I mean, is it possible to do it later too than Sept 8th?
Yes you can drop off hats any time of the year as we collect them year-round and donate them usually near the end of September to the BC Children’s Hospital Shaken Baby Prevention group. It’s just nice to get together for an annual event.