Red Hats for New Borns

Red hats are being given to infants in 29 states to raise awareness of heart disease, congenital heart defects, most common birth defect. #RedHats #LittleHeartsBigHats #HeartMonth

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Red hats are being given to infants in 29 states to raise awareness of heart disease, congenital heart defects, most common birth defect. #RedHats #LittleHeartsBigHats #HeartMonth

Red Hats for infants at UT Medical Center in Knoxville, TN and other area hospitals. Usually at UT Medical Center you think of the color orange, since that is the school color, but in the month of February they give all newborns red hats for American Heart Association. This part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts™.
Red Hats Big Hearts (American Heart Association)

Red Hats for Little Hats, Big Hearts™

Throughout the month of February all Knoxville hospitals will give these specially knitted hats, that are either knitted or crocheted by volunteers. This movement started in Chicago, IL in 2014 with 300 red hats.Today these red hats are given out in 29 states.

The reason they use February because February is American Heart Association Awareness Month.

These red hats are to help raise awareness of heart disease. More specifically, congenital heart defects, which are now the most common type of birth defect in the United States, said obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Sudha Nair, chair of the Obstetrics Collaborative Committee of Turkey Creek.

Most all the area hospitals can always use hats and blankets. Some can even use new onesies and other items.

Also National Red Day is February 5, 2016. Everyone don’t forget to wear your red and show your support for American Heart Association.

The Knoxville Chapter even gives patterns you can use too.

If you can knit or crochet and want to know how you can help or donate visit: American Heart – Little Hats Big Hearts

#RedHats #LittleHeartsBigHats #HeartMonth

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