86-Year-Old Learns To Knit To Make Hats For Preemies

You are never too old to learn something new. Just ask Ed Moseley. The 86-year-old grandfather taught himself to knit in order to make hats for premature babies.

When his residence, Dogwood Forest Assisted Living, announced a volunteer opportunity to make caps for preemies, Moseley jumped at the chance to help. But, there was one tiny problem. Moseley didn't yet know how to knit.

So, he asked his daughter for help. She headed to Jo-Ann Fabrics and purchased a loom kit and some yarn and Moseley took off from there. Soon, the retired engineer had taught himself how to knit. But, he admits it was a slow start.

Moseley, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution it took him several hours to knit that first cap. But, with a little practice, now he can finish a hat in just over an hour and even watch TV at the same time.

As Moseley began to fill his couch with tiny hats, soon friends and fellow residents got in on the fun. Although his original goal was to make 150 hats, Moseley told Inside Edition, “we started filling up my couch with caps, and then all of a sudden, caps started coming from various places.”

In just a few short weeks, Moseley made over 50 hats himself. And, on National Preemie Awareness Day, Moseley was able to deliver over 300 hats to Northside Hospital from the group.

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For Moseley, he has no plans to hang up his needles just yet. He hopes to keep up the knitting and plans to continue to deliver hats to babies at Northside each month.