Published on February 5th, 2018 | by Mara


Crochet Red Hats for American Heart Month!

Living a heart-healthy life is important for adults and children alike, and to remind people, February is the official American Heart Month! Here’s how you can help:

The American Heart Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation are partnering up to celebrate American Heart Month by helping moms live a heart-healthy life – not just for themselves, but for their newborns, too! The goal of “Little Hats, Big Hearts” is to “raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their family’s heart health to heart while also raising awareness about Congenital Heart Defects”.

To help, people from across America are knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February. They can be given to participating hospitals and will then be passed on to the new moms. Yarn or money donations are also gratefully accepted. You can get more info and learn how to send in the hats you make here.

If you’ve never crocheted a baby hat before, here’s a video to show you just how easy it is!


If you want to help, try the pattern in the video above, or one of these patterns and yarns to get your crocheting going:

Preemie Hat by Petals to Picots

Bernat Baby Hat in Softee Solids – FREE Pattern!

Pebbled Texture Hat by Caron

pebbled hat crochet caron


Paintbox Yarns Baby DK in Pillar Red

paintbox yarns baby dk

Caron One Pound

caron one pound yarn


Of course you can use any baby hat pattern and red yarn!

Will you be participating in American Heart Month?

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loves autumn, drinking unreasonable amounts of coffee and everything creative! So naturally - knitting and crocheting was the perfect fit!

3 Responses to Crochet Red Hats for American Heart Month!

  1. Joyce says:

    Safari will not/cannot open pages for patterns, yarn etc — are you aware of this?
    Certainly cuts down on amount of orders!

  2. Jacque says:

    FYI-I belong to a group of women who are making hats for this event. We have been instructed to NOT have pom-poms on the hats. I don’t see anywhere on the Red Cross website or in the FAQs where they state this so we may be going off of information we were given locally. I believe that ears, such as bear or cat ears are OK though since one of the patterns that the Red Cross gives a link to has bear ears.

  3. Shannon K says:

    While I applaud the promotion of the red hats for babies program, I am saddened that you are asking $1.99 for the pattern from Petals to Picots when it is available at no charge on her blog. I understand that you are a business first and foremost. However, as this is a charitable cause, I find it disappointing.

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