View Full Version : Knit One, Save One (Save the Children) - DUE Dec 31st!

10-11-2008, 09:29 AM
Save the Children Federation, based in Westport, CT recently launched Knit One, Save One to inspire knitters and crocheters around the world to help save newborns from preventable deaths.

For more information, log on to [url="http://SavetheChildren.org/KnitOneSaveOne"] and request an Action Kit with free baby cap patterns for knitters and crocheters.

Your baby cap can save a life. Please consider adding a letter to our newly elected US President asking him to do more for the newborns of the world.

10-18-2008, 04:13 AM
Hi There!

I was tickled pink to see this post! Just as the UK campaign ends, another appeal opens across the pond! :cheering: :happydance: :woohoo:

(I'm sorry I've not responded earlier but I've been away on holiday and we've had endless probs with the phone line the last few days.)

Want to wish you Good Luck and happy clicking and clacking!
:) :yay: :thumbsup:

Best Wishes


10-18-2008, 06:41 AM
Here is the information http://www.savethechildren.org/publications/knit-one-save-one/KO-SO-Action-Kit-final-web.pdf

10-18-2008, 07:40 AM
Hi Gmmarton .

Thanks for the info. I have made close to 80 hats for the campaign in the UK.
I will make some more and post them . :)

Thanks Julie for the the link . I have saved it to desktop. All the info and the address is all there:)

10-18-2008, 09:10 AM
Your welcome Rita:hug:

sue in canada
10-18-2008, 09:24 AM
Thanks for the info. I am trying to find a Canadian link but cannot find the Knit One, Save One on the Canadian Site.

10-18-2008, 09:24 AM
Thanks to the ladies who have responded to my thread and added links for the Save the Children - Knit One, Save One Campaign. I participated in their last campaign back in 2006 and the results were truly amazing. One of the parents at the school where I teach is a Child Survival Specialist for Save the Children. He said the staff here in CT was overwhelmed by the generosity and creativity of knitters and crocheters during the 2006 campaign.

Congratulations to those of you who have already participated in a similar campaign in your native countries. :yay: I can only believe that all around the knitters and crocheters will continue to respond to the call to help the infants of the world. It is heart-warming to know that one little baby hat can make a difference in someone's quality of life.

10-18-2008, 10:29 AM
gmmarton,Thank you for posting Knit One Save One

10-18-2008, 01:47 PM
Hi ,

Here is one to get the thread started :cheering: :yay: I have added the hat to the Any Charity Hat thread too.
Julie - Thanks for the button :) I have added it :thumbsup:

10-19-2008, 06:59 AM
I have made a new button with different words.If you want to change you can.

10-19-2008, 10:13 AM
Thanks Julie . I have changed it :) I hope everyone is having a great weekend:)

10-20-2008, 09:23 AM
Rita,You are welcome for the button:hug:
Here are 2 hats,The blue one is made from the new yarn Caron Simply Soft Eco, color Ocean. It is made from recycled plastic bottles:doh:It feels the same and knits the same as CSS.

sue in canada
10-20-2008, 09:27 AM
For anyone who is interested, I got this email from Save the Children Canada:

We will be running a campaign that will launch on November 1, but it will be for children of all ages, not just newborns and will include blankets, scarves and sweaters as well. I will send out an email that explains it a little closer to the date, and it will also be posted at www.savethechildren.ca <http://www.savethechildren.ca/>

I hope to participate in that.

10-20-2008, 09:49 AM
Thanks Sue:cheering: Maybe now some Canadians will join this great cause:woohoo:

10-20-2008, 11:25 AM
Julie your hats are lovely and i cannot tell that the yarn has been made from plastic . How great is that ? Does it knit and feel nice? :)

Thanks so much for the link Sue :)

10-20-2008, 11:40 AM
Thanks Rita:hug:
It feels and knits exactly the same.:woohoo: Of course I haven't washed it yet. Sure hop it washes and drys the same.

10-20-2008, 12:33 PM
I have my fingers crossed . If it does wash and dry well then at least you will not get caron yarn withdrawal. I do not want to see you climbing the walls .:)

sue in canada
10-20-2008, 12:36 PM
The hats are cute Julie. Glad to hear that the new yarn feels good.

I will make another post when the Canadian campaign starts. It keeps costs down when mailing within your own country.

10-20-2008, 12:53 PM
Sue -I will make another post when the Canadian campaign starts. It keeps costs down when mailing within your own country.
I hear ya

10-20-2008, 04:09 PM
Yahoo was down so I made another hat.It's a really DARK purple but my camera wants to make it blue:shrug:

10-20-2008, 09:05 PM
I got a news letter from Bernat today and guess who they have in it :cheering:

Knit One, Save One

http://www.bernat.com/newsletters/oct2008/edelsteincap.jpgDid you know that 60% of newborn deaths in developing countries can be prevented? It just takes a simple package of basic health measures provided to mothers and babies.
One of these measures is keeping a newborn warm. That's where you come in.
Warm Up America (http://www.warmupamerica.com/home.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=warmupamerica&utm_campaign=oct2008) is again teaming up with Save the Children (http://www.savethechildren.org/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=savethechildren&utm_campaign=oct2008) for an infant caps drive. The new campaign, called Knit One Save One (http://www.savethechildren.org/programs/health/child-survival/survive-to-5/knit-one-save-one.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=knit1save1&utm_campaign=oct2008), is underway and will continue through the end of the year.
Wow! Look who's knitting and crocheting for Save the Children and Warm Up America's Knit One Save One campaign:
Julia Roberts (photo (http://www.savethechildren.org/programs/health/child-survival/survive-to-5/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=jrobertsphoto&utm_campaign=oct2008))
Gwyneth Paltrow
Rebecca Romijn (Ugly Betty)
Debra Messing (Starter Wife)
Lisa Edelstein (House)
Patricia Arquette (Medium)
Vera Farmiga
Mischa Barton Check out the fun “match the celebrity to her cap” game (http://www.savethechildren.org/programs/health/child-survival/survive-to-5/celebritycaps.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=celebcapgame&utm_campaign=oct2008)
Check out what the stars are saying (http://www.savethechildren.org/programs/health/child-survival/survive-to-5/knit-stars.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=starssaying&utm_campaign=oct2008)
Visit the Knit One, Save One (http://www.savethechildren.org/programs/health/child-survival/survive-to-5/knit-one-save-one.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=knit1save1&utm_campaign=oct2008) website and download the action kit (http://www.savethechildren.org/programs/health/child-survival/survive-to-5/registration.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=actionkit&utm_campaign=oct2008) to learn more and find out how you can become involved.
http://bernat.com/newsletters/oct2008/preemie_hats.jpg (http://www.bernat.com/newsletters/oct2008/Bernat_SofteeBabyweb1_preemiehat.pdf?utm_source=ne wsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=preemiehat&utm_campaign=oct2008)Bernat® Softee Baby Preemie Hat

Download our FREE Bernat® Softee Baby Preemie Hat pattern (http://www.bernat.com/newsletters/oct2008/Bernat_SofteeBabyweb1_preemiehat.pdf?utm_source=ne wsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=preemiehat&utm_campaign=oct2008) and create a hat for Knit One Save One. Pattern includes instructions for both knit and crochet.
Best wishes,
The Bernat® Design Team
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10-23-2008, 07:03 AM
Hello :)

Here is one more for the campaign:)

10-23-2008, 07:30 AM
Thanks Rita,your hats are always sooooo cute:cheering:

10-29-2008, 07:05 AM
I would like to participate in this, as well. I have downloaded the action sheet. I can't figure out how to add a second button to my siggy, 'tho.
Chrysler cordoba specifications (http://www.dodge-wiki.com/wiki/Chrysler_Cordoba)

10-29-2008, 07:12 PM
MoniDew- click on button save to your computer and then add to signature.

Sorry I haven't added any hats but I have been busy knitting mini socks for our troops.Will get some hats done in the next couple of days:teehee:

11-01-2008, 08:33 AM
One more for the cause :)

11-11-2008, 10:19 AM

I'm new to the forum and just heard about the Knit One Save One campaign. I wanted to make a personal goal to make 100 hats before the end of the year. I invited some friends (some who had never knitted or crochet before) and they are all hooked. There are about 10 of us working on the project now and I feel very optimistic that we will meet our goal.

11-15-2008, 12:45 PM
My school group is also knitting for the Knit One, Save One project for Save the Children. Check Knit One, Save One website the week of November 19th for updates that will include video message from some of my students. So far we have knitted about 170 baby caps!

We are planning a "Stitch-In" open to those in the Louisville, Kentucky area to knit baby caps for this project on Saturday, December 13th from 10 am to 2 pm. Check my group's website for more details as we get closer to the date. http://www.stitchforacause.org

Need motivation to join in? Save the Children estimates that 4 million newborns in developing countries die each year, 1/2 within the first 24 hour for PREVENTABLE causes, including hypothermia. Knitting a small cap may take you only an hour, but really can save a life!

sue in canada
11-15-2008, 03:30 PM
I forgot to post that the Canadian campaign is now up and running.


However I received an email saying that they are looking for sweaters or blankets rather than hats. They already have lots of hats.I am going to send some hats anyway as I don't have the time to knit sweaters.

12-23-2008, 10:24 AM
Does anyone know the actual mailing address that I can use to mail the hats that I knitted?

Currently, I can only use the public library and you can't download anything on their computers.. which is what the knit one save one... website wants you to do-- to get more information.

Could someone PM me with the mailing address? I was only able to knit 3 hats... but, I do want to mail them before the deadline.