Purple Hat 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. In Portland, the campaign is spearheaded by Legacy Health Randall Children's Hospital.
Want to get involved?
Please read the cap guidelines to get started. Note in particular that caps must be made with machine washable, soft, PURPLE yarn. Caps must not have buttons or other potential choking hazards. Any pattern sized for a newborn is fine.
Use the code "purple" at checkout for 25% off the specific listed bases/colors shown at the bottom of this page through October 31, 2018.
Drop off your hats at Twisted BEFORE October 31, 2018. 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! After October 31, 2018, thank you for either sending your caps directly to CLICK for Babies or storing your caps at home until the collection period begins again next year.
These caps, along with educational material, will be distributed to new local parents by Randall Children's Hospital.
Need a pattern?
Any pattern the meets the cap guidelines is great. Twisted has two free baby hat patterns available in store and on Ravelry: It's My Party Hat and Sweet Child of Mine Hat. Many other suitable patterns are available via CLICK and Ravelry. Again, any baby hat pattern that meets the cap guidelines is fine! Note that CLICK will not accept hats that do not meet their guidelines; these will be donated to Goodwill instead.
Any yarn the meets the cap guidelines is great. We recommend Berroco Comfort Worsted, but any yarn is great as long as it is purple and machine washable and soft. Note that CLICK will not accept hats that do not meet their guidelines; these will be donated to Goodwill instead.
Berroco Comfort Worsted is our favorite yarns for CLICK caps. It is machine washable and dry-able to make things easy for new parents unfamiliar with caring for hand knits. Berroco Vintage is also a good choice. In three weights, these wool/nylon blends are robustly machine-washable, though not ok to put in the dryer.
Below, you'll find a selection of yarns that are purple, soft, and machine washable. Use the code "purple" at checkout for 25% off the specific listed bases/colors through October 31, 2018. Please note that some shades of pinkish and bluish purples are not included because CLICK has told us in the past that they are not purple enough.