Little Hats, Big Hearts in South Carolina


Little Hats, Big Hearts made a splash this February with babies in 29 hospitals across the state going red. The American Heart Association and the Children’s Heart Foundation teamed up to spread the message of congenital heart defects (CHD), the most common type of birth defect in the country.  Little Hats, Big Hearts in South Carolina

With the help of 250 South Carolina knitters and crocheters, we were able to deliver over 3,000 handmade red hats.  We had so many boxes flooding in and we have counted almost 5,000 handmade hats donated to the campaign. We are thankful for all of our wonderful volunteers who knitted, crocheted, washed, and packaged all of these beautiful hats for such a wonderful cause.

Watch the stories of how these hats impacted our local communities in these two feature stories: Follow the Hat Feature, 7-year-old knits hats.

A special thanks to all of the participating hospitals this year:

  • Aiken Regional Medical Center
  • AnMed Health Medical Center
  • Augusta University Labor and Delivery
  • Baptist Easley
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
  • Carolinas Hospital System
  • Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center
  • Coastal Carolina
  • Colleton Medical Center
  • East Cooper Medical Center
  • Greenville Memorial Hospital
  • Greer Memorial Hospital
  • Hilton Head Hospital
  • Laurens Memorial Hospital
  • Lexington Medical Center
  • Mary Black Health System – Spartanburg
  • Mcleod Health Clarendon
  • McLeod Loris
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • Oconee Memorial Hospital
  • Palmetto Health Parkridge
  • Palmetto Health Richland
  • Palmetto Health Tuomey
  • Patewood Memorial Hospital
  • Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg & Calhoun Counties
  • Self Regional Healthcare
  • Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
  • Springs Memorial Hospital


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