Legacy Health Randall Children's Hospital in Portland is no longer facilitating the Purple Hat campaign in our area. It is still a wonderful cause! Information about the campaign and instructions for sending hats directly to the national headquarters are below. With no local partner, Twisted is no longer a drop off point for hats.
What is CLICK for Babies?
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?
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.
Finished caps can be sent to:
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
1433 N 1075 W
Farmington, UT 84025
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. 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.