Newborns at hospitals across the Capital Region are sporting knitted red hats to raise awareness for American Heart month. Thousands of volunteers have been working hard to make sure all the new babies are wearing a red knit hat. Throughout February, you will see babies at the local hospitals wearing bright red knitted hats. February is American Heart month and to raise awareness they have come up with this cute idea. For months, volunteers have been knitting their hearts out to make sure all babies will be wearing them this month.

Doctors and parents say that awareness leads to preparedness. They say this is one way to raise awareness of heart defects in newborn babies. One in one hundred babies will be born with congenital heart defects.

To volunteer for the Little Hats Big Hearts program click here. The American Heart Association would love for those whose newborns have received a little red hat, to share a picture on social media.