Purple Hats

CLICK for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps Campaign

CLICK for Babies is a grassroots public education campaign organized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) to create awareness of the Period of PURPLE Crying, the leading trigger for infant abuse.

Want to get involved?

Read the cap guidelines to get started. Please note in particular that caps must be made with washable, purple yarn. Then drop off your handmade, purple baby hats at Twisted between June 1 and September 30. These caps, along with educational material, will be distributed to new local parents by Randall Children's Hospital during the month of October. 

Please note that due to the fabulous interest in this campaign, both Legacy and Twisted are unable to accept caps all year long. The generous support of knitters and crocheters means the volume of caps to store would simply be overwhelming! Thank you for storing your caps at home until the collection period begins on June 1st.

Need yarn for the caps?

Through September 30, use the coupon code  PURPLEHATS  at checkout to get 10% off the colors listed below.

Berroco Comfort Worsted and Berroco Comfort Chunky are our favorite yarns for CLICK caps. They're both machine washable and dryable to make things easy for new parents unfamiliar with caring for handknits. The CLICK-approved purple colorways are: 
Berroco Comfort Worsted: 9722 Purple, 9737 Aster, 9739 Grape Jelly, 9806 Sachet Mix
Berroco Comfort Chunky: 5737 Aster, 5739 Grape Jelly, 5780 Dried Plum

Berroco Vintage as well as Lang Jawoll (fingering weight) are also good choices. They are wool/nylon blends, which means they are robustly machine-washable, though not ideal to put in the dryer. The CLICK-approved purple colorways are:
Berroco Vintage DK: 2183 Lilacs, 21105 Petunia, 2114 Aster
Berroco Vintage Worsted: 51105 Petunia, 5114 Aster, 5183 Lilacs, 5219 Purple Haze
Berroco Vintage Chunky: 6183 Lilacs, 61105 Petunia
Lang Yarns Jawoll: 0280 Plum, 0290 Eggplant

Please note: the folks at the Purple Cap Campaign have specifically told us that some shades of purple are not quite purple enough for their cause. If you select a color of purple that isn't listed above and find that the coupon code does not apply, try one of the purples listed above that are less blue or pink instead!

And how about a pattern?

Twisted has two free baby hat patterns available in store or online:  It's My Party Hat and Sweet Child of Mine Hat. Many others are available via CLICK and Ravelry.

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