ALL PROCEEDS FROM PATTERN GO TOWARDS RAISING AWARENESS FOR PEDIATRIC STROKE
I will never forget March 2016. I watched one of my friends experience a mother’s greatest fear—losing her child. The first diagnosis--a concussion but as the days went on her son did not recover. For two weeks agonizing weeks in March of 2016 I watched Katie share the heart wrenching details of her experience with her family and friends on facebook live. I agonized with her as she, her husband, and the medical team struggled to figure out what was wrong with her child. Then it was discovered that Noah had suffered a stroke. I had no idea that a child could even have a stroke! On March 24, 2016 I cried with her as she share that their little six-year-old boy lost his battle.
Noah died from the complications of a pediatric stroke. A mother, my friend Katie, lost her six-year-old son because she and many of the medical personal were not aware that children can suffer from a stroke.
The weeks following March 24th I knew that I wanted to do something to make a difference in her fight to prevent this tragedy from happening to other children.
Now a year later I am releasing a new knitting pattern designed to honor the life of her vivacious six year old boy. The six points around the crown of the hat represent the life of a little boy that was tragically cut short. The six slipped stitch chain decrease represent all the thoughts and prayers that were said on behalf of the Russell family and their son Noah.
You can go here to learn more about Noah’s story
How You Can Help
- Purchase the #remembernoah Knitting Pattern or gift the pattern to another knitter! (All proceeds go to raising awareness for pediatric stroke.)
- Knit this hat in a blue or purple and donate it to a hospital charity. Attach one of the tags included in the pattern below to help raise awareness for pediatric stroke.
- Visit remembernoah.com
Preemie 12 inches (30 cm) head circumference
Baby 13.5 inches (35.5 cm) head circumference
Child 16-18 inches (40.5-45.5 cm) head circumference
Adult 21-23 inches (53-58.5 cm) head circumference
22 sts/28 rows =4 inches in stockinette stitch before blocking.
approximately 120-218 yards (110-199 m) of worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn.
Sample uses a partial skein of The Lemonade Shop in the “Truly Outrageous” colorway. (100% Fine Superwash Merino; 218 yds/199 m per skein)
US size 7 (4mm) needles or size needed for gauge.
16 inch circular, DPNS, or preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round.