From the Save the Children website:
"A newborn baby can't regulate its own body temperature. It loses lots of vital body heat through its head which make it more prone to pneumonia - a disease which still kills around 2 million children each year.
Your hat can help us save a life. When you knit a hat and send it to us at Save the Children, we'll send your hat to mothers and babies in developing countries who desperately need your help."
To help (and for the knitting pattern) go here:
There's also a label for you to print out and attach to your hat that urges Gordon Brown to do something about this situation.
(NB: Don't knit an all white hat as it symbolises death in some African and Asian communities according to the knitting guide)I've got some soft wool under my bed that I was going to use to knit a teddy for my niece's birth. Seeing as she's 18 months old now I think I may have missed the boat there (!!) but I can still use it to help other, less privileged, children. Blog photos to follow when I'm done!
p.s. Hmmm...herb growing, knitting and interior decorating. If 19 year old me knew that those are the tantalising snippets of my life I'd choose to share with the internet at age 34 I think she might just have topped herself there and then (head first in a bucket of cider and blackcurrant!).
Now where's me zimmer? ;o)