Little Hats, Big Hearts provides newborn and premie sized knitted and crocheted red hats to area hospitals to be presented to parents of babies born in February as an American Heart Month awareness activation. In Northern Nevada, we are working to have all local hospitals to be receiving hospitals.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. I want to knit/crochet hats, how do I get started?
A. We ask that they be made with red medium or heavy weight acrylic or cotton yarn so that they can be machine washed and dried. Use your favorite pattern, or there are a few patterns available on our website at www.heart.org/littlehatsbighearts. As for sizes, most are premie or newborn, but since babies come in all sizes, we take them starting at micro-premie and going up to larger sizes as well.
Q. How do I get my hats to your office?
A. You can deliver or ship your hats to our office at 155 Country Estates Circle, Suite 200, Reno, NV 89511.
Q. How do I get reimbursed for my yarn, shipping, etc.?
A. Little Hats, Big Hearts is a volunteer-led program and we’re unable to reimburse you for expenses.
Q. Do I need to wash the hats before I ship them to the American Heart Association office?
A. No, all hats will be laundered by American Heart Association staff and volunteers.
Q. I can’t crochet or knit, but I’d like to make a donation to support this program. How do I do that?
A. Thank you for your offer of a donation. Please send red yarn, gift cards or coupons to our office.
Q. What is the deadline to have the hats delivered to the American Heart Association office?
A. January 12, 2018
Q. May I put a "Crocheted/Knitted by [my name]" tag on the inside of the hat?
A. This is not advised, due to the multiple times the hats must be handled, washed and packaged. Our concern is that your tag will be lost or misplaced.
Q. I don’t have any red yarn; may I use a different color of yarn for the hats?
A. Only hats that are primarily red will be used for the program. If yarn has been donated to staff, we will provide them to our volunteers on a first come, first serve basis.
Q. How is the Children’s Heart Foundation involved in the program?
A To help further lifesaving research for congenital heart defects (CHD), the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and The Children’s Heart Foundation joined forces to help tackle the world’s number one birth defect: CHDs. CHF is joining the American Heart Association to celebrate American Heart Month and the Little Hats. Big Hearts. program.
Thank you for your interest in this incredible initiative in northern Nevada!
All hats will be delivered to local hospitals and distributed to newborns in February
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