Knitting for Noggins

Help make a difference in the lives of patients and families at Arkansas Children's! Knit or crochet hats for children of all ages through our Knitting for Noggins program. Knitting for Noggins is one of the many ways you can help make the lives of our patients and families brighter. Each year our talented circle of volunteer knitters and crocheters create amazing hats for the kids at Arkansas Children's. Since the beginning of our program, we have collected over 343,000 hats to keep our kids' heads warm.

Please be sure and fill out our donation form!

Donation Addresses

All donations can also be mailed to the following addresses. Please include your donor information (name, email and mailing address, phone number, description of donation) so we may acknowledge your gift!

Volunteer Engagement
1 Children’s Way, Slot 108
Little Rock, AR 72202
Volunteer Engagement
2601 Gene George Blvd.
Springdale, AR 72762


Fun Hat Patterns

What about preemie hats?

  • Preemie hats are used by our NICU babies. These little ones need special hats that are between 12 - 13" in circumference. Download the preemie pattern!

When do you accept hats?

  • We will accept hats from September through March.

How are hats delivered to Volunteer Engagement?

What hat sizes are accepted?

  • Our greatest need is for large hats for school-age kids, teens and young adults. We ask that hats be approximately the size of an average cantaloupe or larger.
  • Infant size - at least 16" in circumference
  • Child size - at least 18" in circumference
  • Teen size - about 21" in circumference (can be a little larger)