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Knitters create purple caps for shaken baby prevention campaign

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Knitters are creating purple hats for babies all over the state.

Twisted, a Portland yarn shop at 2310 NE Broadway, helped kick off the fourth-annual Click for Babies campaign Tuesday.

The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about the normal increase in infant crying, called the period of purple crying, and try to prevent shaken baby syndrome.

Parents of newborns throughout Oregon in November and December will receive a purple hat along with a prevention program DVD.

In 2013, more than 30 hospitals and public health clinics in Oregon received 8,500 purple caps, far exceeding the campaign's goal.

As part of the campaign, Twisted is providing customers with a free hat pattern and 10 percent off purple yarn to make the caps. The business also donated yarn to the Click for Babies campaign and coordinated support from yarn manufacturer Berroco.

Randall Chidlren's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel is inviting all knitters, crocheters and crafters to make purple baby caps for the cause.

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