This 86-Year-Old Man Taught Himself To Knit To Make Hats For Premature Babies

You are never too old to learn new things – or do something wonderful for another person.

And Ed Moseley – from Acworth, Georgia – knows that better than anyone. The 86-year-old man taught himself to knit, just so he could make precious, warm hats to donate to premature babies this holiday season.

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A few months ago, the Dogwood Forest assisted living facility announced plans for a project to knit tiny caps for preemies in the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Moseley – one of the residents – knew he had to be a part of it, despite the fact he had never knitted before.

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He explains: “I told my daughter about it and I said, ‘How can I knit? what do I need to do?’ Bless her heart, she went … and got a [starter loom] kit, yarn and instruction kit for me. So I started slowly and learned it just takes patience.” The first hat took Moseley over 3 hours to complete, but soon enough he was finishing them in an hour and a half.

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The big-hearted grandfather likes to knit while watching TV, and he has already made more than 50 hats. And that’s not all: Moseley’s efforts inspired other residents and community members, so the facility ended up donating over 300 hats to the hospital!

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He is hoping the facility will be able to send an additional 30 tiny hats every month. Moseley concludes: “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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