Happy Heart Day!

Awhile back, I posted on Facebook about one of Mom’s favorite projects.

For those of you who haven’t read it:

It’s heart month. In loving memory, of my mama (who concidently had heart disease) I am undertaking one of her favorite projects–making red hats for newborns. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness for congenital heart defects. I know not everyone can crochet or knit, but you can help in other ways like donating yarn…I will be more than happy to share the free patterns I have found. Who’s with me?!?

I thought today was an appropriate day to share my progress, or lack there of…it takes me awhile to knit those little hats. I am only on the second one. I may have to switch to crochet because it goes faster, but I love making those darling little hats with the heart on them. I just can’t do that with crochet. Or can I?

As an aside, I had to deliver my granny squares to Melissa, my new crafting buddy. I was surprised when she gave me 13 red hats for my cause. She has made one each day since I made that post. I was so excited!

If you would like to participate in making hats for newborns, please visit:


Red Heart Yarn has free patterns that can be used for making these hats at the following sites:



This project is not limited to just February. Red hats are collected throughout the year!

Red Heart With Love Yarn, Holly Berry

RED HEART Soft Yarn, Really Red

The two links for RED yarn above are to my Amazon affiliate site.