Call for knitters to make hats for babies for American Heart Month

By Michelle Ganley - Online Editor , Jeff Tavss - Executive Producer
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MIAMI - If you're good with a needle and yarn, a call has been made for your services to help raise awareness about congenital heart defects.

The American Heart Association is looking for volunteers who can knit and crochet red hats for babies born in February, which is also American Heart Month.

The red hats will be given to thousands of babies to encourage parents to live healthy lives for themselves and their children.

The program also helps raise awareness about heart defects.

The effort, called Little Hats, Big Hearts, started in February 2014 in Chicago, and collected 300 hats in its first year.

Since then, the cause has since expanded to more than 40 states and thousands of hats.

Anyone who knits or crochets and would like to participate in Little Hats, Big Hearts is encouraged to visit this website for information on deadlines and where to send your hats.

The program also accepts yarn donations.

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