Little Hats, Big Hearts Hat

I'm super excited to share a fun new pattern and charity hat drive today! Not long ago I was asked by the wonderful folks at All Free Crochet if I could write a newborn knit hat pattern for their September charity drive in partnership with Lion Brand Yarns.

From their website:

All Free Crochet is working with the American heart Association on their initiative, “Little Hats, Big Hearts" to donate homemade hats to newborn babies. Little Hats, Big Hearts is a wonderful project to help raise awareness of heart disease, the number one killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country.

Whether you are a crocheter, knitter, a sew-er, or just a crafter looking for a good excuse spend the weekend getting creative, we hope you'll consider making a quick, easy baby hat to give to a newborn in need. The deadline to donate is September 30, 2014 (patterns must be post-marked no later than Septmeber 30, 2014).

My latest pattern, the Little Hats Big Hearts Hat is being shared for free and in full over at All Free Knitting right now!  This beginner-friendly hat looks difficult, but is made up of just knits and purls, and fits newborn heads perfectly!

The pattern is made using Lion Brand's newest addition to their yarn collection, Modern Baby Yarn. This super soft and squishy DK weight yarn is just about perfect for baby hats, and while I'll be using a few skeins of Modern Baby in red over the next few weeks making hats for this drive, I'm also positive I'll be grabbing skeins of this yarn in all the available colors for baby hats in the future!

The charity drive runs through the end of September, and your hats must be post-marked no later than September 30th. You can send your hats directly to the All Free Crochet offices, and they will be hand-delivering them to the local Little Hats, Big Hearts chapter in Chicago!!

Send your hats to:

Prime Publishing, LLC
Attn: Baby Hat Charity Drive
3400 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062

I'll share a photo of all my finished hats before I send them off, and can't wait to see photos of all the other hats people are making over on Instagram. If you make hats, definitely share them on Instagram using the hashtag #babyhatdrive14 on all posts!