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Volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association to celebrate American Heart Month by knitting and crocheting red hats for babies born in February. We are honored to be one of the hospitals receiving hat donations.
Little Hats, Big Hearts honors babies, moms and heart healthy lives in a very special way. Supporters are knitting and crocheting red hats to be given out to thousands of babies during American Heart Month in order to empower moms to live heart healthy lives and to help their children do the same.
Together, we are working to raise awareness, provide resources and inspire moms to take their familys heart health to heart while also raising awareness about congenital heart defects.
How You Can Help
If you knit or crochet, please volunteer your talents for the Little Hats, Big Hearts project. Our goal is to collect more than 1,500 hats, one for each baby born at our hospitals in February 2018.
The deadline to drop off hats for the donation ceremony is January 15; however, we will continue to accept hats throughout February.
We recommend simple hat patterns. While we love bows and buttons, they can come off the hats and be dangerous for the little ones.
Sample patterns for baby hats can be found here:
- Crochet Baby Hat Pattern
- Crochet Preemie Hat Pattern
- Knitted Baby Hat Pattern
- Knitted Hat Pattern 2
- Knitted Preemie Hat Pattern
- Knit Baby Bear Hat Pattern
- cotton or acrylic
- medium to heavy weight
- machine washable and dryable
Not a knitter? The American Heart Association can also accept donations of yarn to help those who will be knitting or crocheting hats.
Drop Off Locations
Florida Hospital Altamonte Main Lobby
601 East Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701
Florida Hospital Apopka Main Lobby
201 North Park Avenue
Apopka, Florida 32703
Florida Hospital Celebration Health Main Lobby
400 Celebration Place
Celebration, Florida 34747
Florida Hospital East Orlando Main Lobby
7727 Lake Underhill Rd
Orlando, Florida 32822
Florida Hospital for Women Main Lobby
601 E. Rollins St.
Orlando, FL 32803
Florida Hospital Kissimmee Main Lobby
2450 North Orange Blossom Trail
Kissimmee, Florida 34744
Florida Hospital Orlando Ginsburg Lobby
601 East Rollins Street
Orlando, Florida 32803
Florida Hospital Winter Garden Main Lobby
2000 Fowler Grove Blvd.
Winter Garden, FL 34787
Winter Park Memorial Hospital Main Lobby
200 North Lakemont Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32792
American Heart Association
237 E. Marks Street
Orlando, FL 32803