Purple Crying Caps Pattern


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Knitting: Purple Crying Caps
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Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Pattern Description:

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -Frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants. In an effort to help spread awareness about normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant, the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, Click4Babies, is launching a national public education campaign to make tens of thousands of purple colored baby caps. The grassroots campaign called, CLICK for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps, invites knitters and crocheters across North America to make purple colored baby caps which will be delivered to families in November and December with the Period of PURPLE Crying, an evidence based program that educates parents about normal infant crying, ways to cope with the crying and the dangers of reacting in frustration by shaking or abusing an infant.

I have designed and published a pattern with two variations of the cap. It is offered free with the hope that many will knit and donate purple caps to the cause. Thank you Sandi and Char for knitting the samples. Please tell everyone who might want to knit and donate a cap or two about this. I will keep the pattern forever free.


32 sts and 30 rnds

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Infant: 0-9 months


  • 1 ball each of Knit Picks Palette, Majestic and Hyacinth, or any two fingering weight yarns. (Note that KP Palette is 100% wool and is not machine washable) One 16" #3 circular needle and four #3 DPNs (or size needed to obtain gauge) Stitch marker Tapestry needle

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I am Deborah. I am fortunate to be able to spend my days doing the things I love most in life: knitting, sewing, designing, cooking, baking, reading and writing. I am trying to learn, with an open mind, as much as I can from this life without having to repeat my mistakes or the mistakes of my parents.

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