86-Year-Old Man Learns How to Knit to Create Hats for Preemies

I’m a firm believer that you’re never too old to start or learn something new. Want to start a business in your 60’s, go for it! Perhaps learn a new language when you turn 70, give it a try! Learn how to knit when you’re 86 years old, why not?

That’s exactly what an 86-year-old man did and he created nearly 60 knitted hats for premature babies. By learning how to knit, he inspired his friends at the Dogwood Forest Assisted Living Residence in Acworth, Georgia, and together they created 300 warm knitted hats. They donated them to the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta. Their hard work will help these babies stay cozy and warm while they sleep.

86-year-old Ed Moseley proves you’re never to old to learn something new. In July 2016, he learned to knit as a way to stay busy.

86-year-old Ed Moseley proves you're never to old to learn something new. In July 2016, he learned to knit as a way to stay busy.

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He knitted over 50 knitted hats for preemies and inspired his friends to do the same.

Ed Moseley knitted over 50 knitted hats for preemies and inspired his friends to do the same.

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Together they knitted over 300 warm hats and donated them to the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

Together they knitted over 300 warm hats and donated them to the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

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His assisted living community encouraged its residents to help NICU babies.

His assisted living community encouraged its residents to help NICU babies.

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As long as he is supplied with yarn, he continues to knit warm hats and takes pride knowing he is helping a worthy cause.

 

As long as he is supplied with yarn, he continues to knit warm hats and takes pride knowing he is helping a worthy cause.

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According to ABC News, Moseley says, “I got a lot of enjoyment doing this and now I’ve graduated to large caps. I’m doing caps for all my grandkids.” If you already know how to knit, have you tried this chunky knit blanket pattern?

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