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Georgia Grandpa Takes Up Knitting to Make Hats for Preemies

posted: 11/30/16
by: Blythe Copeland

You're never too old to learn a new skill -- especially if you're inspired by a good cause. Just ask 86-year-old Ed Moseley, a resident at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Acworth, Georgia, who taught himself to knit so he could participate in a winter hat drive for premature babies.

The residents at seven Dogwood Forest communities were called on to make cozy winter caps for preemies at Atlanta's Northside Hospital NICU. And though Moseley had never picked up a pair of knitting needles in his life, the retired engineer got a starter loom kit and went to work. Soon he was able to knit a hat in about an hour -- and between the start of the challenge in July and the end of it in November, he made 55 caps. Meanwhile, the rest of the local community was so inspired by his efforts that they all pitched in to create more than 300 hats -- which offer a little extra support to the parents of the hospital's most fragile newborns.

Via Good Housekeeping