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Make a Cap, Save a Life

October 23rd, 2008

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Are you starting to knit or crochet for the holidays? This year, add one more special gift to your to-do list.

Save the Children and Warm Up America! Foundation have teamed up for the Knit One, Save One initiative. This project asks knitters and crocheters to donate homemade hats for infants in developing countries. Just one hat is enough to save a child’s life.

Patricia Arquette's cap

Join celebrities (and yarncrafters!) Julia Roberts, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rebecca Romijn (Ugly Betty), Debra Messing (Starter Wife), Lisa Edelstein (House), Patricia Arquette (Medium), Vera Farmiga, and Mischa Barton in this effort to help children internationally. As the children receiving the caps are often low birth-weight, caps should be on the smaller side. A circumference of 9 to 11 inches is ideal, but any size will be accepted. Any soft, washable yarn can be used. Donations will be accepted until December 31, 2008.

To find out more information, get patterns, see more celebrity hats, donate a hat of your own, or write a personal note to the next President asking him to help, visit the Save the Children website.

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  • http://extremelifechanges.org valerie andrews

    I would love to make little caps to donate to babies in need, but I only see knit hats, and I can be much more productive, crocheting! Got any patterns that you prefer be used?

  • Zontee

    Hi Valerie, Save the Children’s action kit DOES include several crochet patterns. You can also find many crochet baby hats on our site. Simply go to LionBrand.com and type in “crochet baby hat” in the search.

  • susan

    This is one of those things I think we can all do – non-political and at the same time doing our bit to help others. If we all did this, we wouldn’t find the government taking so much responsibility for each of our lives.

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