Period of Purple Crying Caps Campaign
THANK YOU to all of you that contributed purple hats for the Crying Caps Campaign! The hats were shipped off September 29 for distribution to hospitals in Nov/Dec. If you've completed hats but couldn't bring them in on time, don't worry. Bring them in! We'll collect them for our favorite local charity Knitting Pals by the Bay. Thank you all again!
We would love your support for the Period of Purple Crying Caps Campaign!
According to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS), the leading trigger for infant abuse is frustration with infant crying. The Period of Purple is the period of time when infant crying increases, beginning when babies are about two weeks old, peaking in month two and ending around months 3 to 5.
The Click for Babies Period of Purple Crying Caps Campaign is a public education campaign that will distribute handmade caps made in all shades of purple, along with a video, booklet and bedside information to hospitals to give to new parents.
It's easy to get involved!
Pick out a newborn size baby cap pattern. It's important that the hats are for a newborn size. The average newborn head circumference is 14" and hats should be approximately 4-6" high. Click here for free hat patterns for both knit and crochet.
Select yarn that is at least 50% purple, soft to the touch and machine-washable/dryable. You can use multiple colors in the cap but please make sure at least 50% of the cap is purple in color. We have lots of choices of yarn! Here are just a few examples:
If you like working with thinner yarns, there is:
Having trouble choosing? The staff is always ready to help!
Drop off your completed cap(s) to the shop by September 29, 2017. We're shipping them to the distribution center on September 30. Caps will be distributed to hospitals in November and December.
Have questions? Click here for more information.
Photos courtesy of Click for Babies.