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Baby Hats And Slings

Your skills can help give a newborn baby a better start!

Knit or crochet a baby hat

Did you know that something as simple as a knitted or crocheted hat could help save a newborn’s life?

Here’s a scientific fact: a newborn’s head makes up to 21 percent of the total body surface area. Heat loss can occur for a newborn by escaping through the body surface. Because of the large ratio of head to body, it is important to keep the newborn’s head covered immediately after birth to reduce heat loss through the head.

Use your knitting or crochet skills to help give a newborn a better start.

Use this pattern to knit/crochet a newborn/preemie hat

Use this pattern to knit/crochet a baby hat for bigger or older babies

Knit or crochet few hats and encourage others to make some too. This will lead to more hats and more people who care about mothers and babies living in vulnerable communities.


All hats will be distributed through our mother-child health kit programs that run in many low-middle income countries.


Sew a baby scale sling

Provide a midwife with a perfect gift. Use your sewing skills to make a baby scale sling that can go with the infant weighing scale we provide in our mother-child health kits.

Use this baby scale sling pattern, and sew as many as you can and encourage others to sew some.

You can drop off all hand-made hats and slings at our Montreal-based office or our Distribution Centre in Oakville. You can also mail them too! See which location is closest to you.