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A group of special ladies spent their Saturday morning busy crocheting all for a good cause.

Blank Children’s Hospital hosted their annual Click for Babies event.

The national campaign helps spread awareness about shaken baby syndrome.

Dozens of woman helped crochet thousands of purple knit hats for babies.

The caps will be delivered to new babies and their families in November.

They are in all shades of purple to serve as a reminder for parents about the period of purple crying and the danger of shaking a baby if you get frustrated.

Last year over 60,000 purple caps were donated across the U.S. and those volunteering today hope their efforts help spread the message.

“I think parents underestimate the difficulty when you have a crying baby and they need to be aware that when a baby is crying it’s a normal part of their development and shaking a baby is not the solution there are so many other avenues that they can take if they are getting frustrated with their baby,” says volunteer Mindy Kranpitz of Des Moines.

If you would like to help, Blank Children’s Hospital will continue collecting the knitted caps to hand out in November.

They ask you to use any newborn baby cap pattern and any shade of soft-baby friendly purple yarn.

More information on the national campaign can be found by visiting,


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