2014 CLICK for Babies campaign!

Twisted is proud to once again be sponsoring Randall Children’s Hospital in the CLICK for Babies Purple Hat 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!

Purple Hat
Purple Hat
Purple Hat

CLICK is looking for hats that meet the following criteria:

  1. Caps should be made using clean, new, machine washable & dry-able yarn in any shade of purple.
  2. The average newborn head circumference is 14″, and hats should be an average height of 4-6″.
  3. Please help us keep babies safe from possible choking and/or strangulation hazards by ensuring that there are no choking hazards on your wee hat.

Twisted has two FREE hat patterns that we’ve designed just for the CLICK campaign.

Emily Williams’ It’s My Party Hat and Shannon Squire’s Sweet Child of Mine.

Click the links to download your free patterns and start creating small bundles of adorable purpleness. Each hat will fit a baby as adorable as the smallest Twistedista, Astrid (now about to turn 3)!

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!

Caps are being collected from now until October 1, 2013, 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. Frustration with a baby’s crying is the number one trigger for shaking and abuse.

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 Twisted.

For more information about CLICK for Babies (including patterns) and to start knitting now to prevent infant abuse, visit www.CLICKforbabies.org.

Questions? email Sandy Nipper, RN, Child Safety Program Coordinator.