The Fibre Studio is proud to announce we are again sponsoring Click For Babies in 2012!
Each and every day infants across North America are shaken and abused because the person caring for them became frustrated with their crying. Many times the abuse could have been prevented had the person caring for the infant only known that early infant crying may be normal.
Click For Babies is a North America initiative to help educate caregivers about normal infant crying, how to cope with crying and the dangers of reacting to crying in frustration by shaking or harming an infant. The National Center of Shaken Baby Syndrome has partnered with Keeping Babies Safe in North Carolina for a second year and has expanded the scope of the partnership. Read more here.
Local hospital maternity units already provide their Period of PURPLE Crying program materials to new moms and would like to distribute knitted/crocheted PURPLE baby hats as well. However, few hospitals have volunteer knitting groups to make their caps – that is where you come in.
In June, we will again put together kits to make the adorable Baby Berry Hat by Michele Sabatier. The kit includes enough PURPLE and green yarn to make the body and leaves of the hat as well as a copy of the pattern. Each kit costs $6.50, which we will carry until project’s end (September 25, 2012). These kits create the perfect gifts for baby showers as well and are a great portable project when traveling.
Some folks may find this pattern a bit intimidating so beginning in June, we will reserve two Thursday night Open Knit & Crochet evenings (6p-8p) to help with this hat. If you join us, you will learn to knit in the round using the magic loop method as well as learn beginning intarsia. Check out our calendar for dates!
We hope you will join us in making as many PURPLE baby hats as possible. In 2011 we participated for one month, and our friends and customers made almost 40 hats. We’ve expanded our campaign to three months for 2012, and our goal is 100 hats! We know that, with your help, we can reach our goal!
Here is a picture of the adorable hats you made for our 2011 Click For Babies campaign!