Knit a Purple Hat!


Twisted is proud to once again be sponsoring Randall Children’s Hospital in the Click for Babies Campaign…We’ve helped to provide oodles of purple yarn for their efforts, and we’re offering all of you 10% off of any purple yarn you purchase to make Purple Hats!

Click this link to get your free copy of Emily Williams’ It’s My Party Hat, and start creating small bundles of adorable purpleness!

• CLICK for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps is a national initiative organized across the state by Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel to educate the entire community about the Period of PURPLE Crying.

• The Period of PURPLE Crying is a normal developmental phase that all healthy babies experience between two weeks and four months, characterized by long periods of crying. They cry more during this period with some crying more than six hours a day and some crying only a couple hours, but it is still more than any other time in the infant’s life.

• Frustration with a baby’s crying is the number one trigger for shaking and abuse.

Knitters and crocheters can help prevent infant abuse and educate the community about the Period of PURPLE Crying by knitting any number of PURPLE colored baby caps and sending them to : Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Volunteer Services, Suite LL/B 856, 2801 N Gantenbein Ave, Portland, OR 97227, OR by dropping them off here at Twisted!

• 4000 caps are being collected from now until October 1, 2012, and will be distributed to all new parents by participating birthing hospitals throughout the months of November and December.

• By letting others know about the Period of PURPLE Crying, you can help protect babies from injury.

• The letters in PURPLE stand for:
Peak of Crying – The baby may cry more each week, peaking at two months, and then less at three to five months.
Unexpected – The crying can come and go, with no explanation.
Resists soothing – The baby might not stop crying no matter what.
Pain-like face – It may look like the baby is in pain, even when they are not.
Long Lasting – The baby might cry 5 hours per day or more.
Evening – The baby might cry more in the afternoon or evening, just when parents are getting home from work and tired from a long day.

• CLICK for Babies is sponsored by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome and Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, with support from Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Volunteer Department and our local yarn shop, Twisted.

• For more information about CLICK for Babies (including patterns) and to start knitting now to prevent infant abuse, visit www.CLICKforbabies.org. Questions: Sandy Nipper, RN, Child Safety Program Coordinator, snipper@lhs.org.

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  1. Thanks for letting us know about this. I will pick up some purple yarn for this project when I visit in a few weeks!

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