Purple Hats for Babies–Charity Knitting

My blogger friend, Kelli, alerted me to a drive by Oklahoma hospitals to increase awareness of deaths of shaken babies by providing newborns with a purple hat (any shade of purple).  Other states are also participating – information is here:  http://clickforbabies.org/partners/oklahoma.php

The deadline is September 30, 2017.

I made the 5 hats pictured above in purple and lavender and my daughter made the 7 hats below, in purple and yellow (hats have to be at least 50% some shade of purple).

These were quick and easy to make and I hope will serve as a reminder to all of the new parents.  We had a tragic incident of this type a couple of weeks ago in our area and it is always heartbreaking.

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

7 thoughts on “Purple Hats for Babies–Charity Knitting”

  1. Fabulous hats by you AND Nancy! Thanks for the alert to a good cause, too. I love the changes you make in your banner all year long. I’m always excited to see what it is each time you make it different.

  2. My second daughter was born when our local hospital was educating our community about shaken baby syndrome. She came home with a little purple hat. I thought how could someone shake a baby, how could someone hurt a baby and then not even a week later I read a story of a childcare worker shaking an infant. It scared me. I have not sent any of my children to any sort of childcare. The hats are a great way to spread awareness.

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