• Katie Nork

Man Knits Hats for Preemies

An 86-year-old Georgia man has made quite a few premature babies a little cozier this holiday season. Ed Moseley has knitted more than 300 hats to donate to the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.

Moseley taught himself to knit so that he could make the hats to donate to babies during the holiday season. Moseley told ABC News, “I prevailed on my daughter to get a kit, and it comes with the right size loom and the right tools to help you knit one. I just followed the instructions. It was easy. Somehow I had never knitted, and I always associated knitting with a bunch of needles but this looked pretty doable for me. I went through two or three before I came out with a good finished product.”

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Moseley is a resident at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living. The corporate office for the assisted living community held a contest to see which of the eight communities could knit the most hats, with the goal for all eight communities to create 200 hats combined. Moseley far surpassed the goal on his own. He even held knitting classes for his fellow residents. Mosely joked, “I must be a lousy instructor because I didn’t get many takers.”

Parents of the babies in the NICU were thrilled to have the hats donated to the babies. One father of a baby in the NICU was glad that someone was thinking about the babies and that it meant a lot to them that someone was taking the time out of their day to do this.

Moseley said of the recognition, “When someone appreciates something you do, that makes you feel good, naturally. I got a lot of enjoyment doing this and now I’ve graduated to large caps. I’m doing caps for all my grandkids.”

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