If you know how to knit or know someone who does then listen up.

The American Heart Association in in need of your skills.

According to the Daily Herald, "the American Heart Association is kicking off this year's Little Hats, Big Hearts campaign by collecting knitted or crocheted red baby hats."

"The hats will be distributed to babies born in hospitals throughout the Chicago area during February, American Heart Month. Hats will be collected from now through Dec. 31st."

However, they need volunteers to help knit red hats in both newborn and preemie sizes "made of yarn that is red, cotton or acrylic, medium to heavy weight, and machine washable and dry-able. They will also accept donations of yarn as well."

"The Little Hats, Big Hearts program raises awareness of heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans, and congenital heart defects, the most common type of birth defect in the country."

This is the second year for  Hats, Big Hearts program. Last year, the American Heart Association collected more than 15,000 hats from knitters and crocheters in all 50 states and six countries

If you're interested in volunteering and to download the patterns for each of the hats, click here.

Wow! This is such a great idea. I really wished I knew how to knit.