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Published on December 25, 2020

Chance Meeting Leads to Baby Caps

The volunteers knit hundreds of caps for newborns. 

Two people were forced to seek shelter from a sudden storm last fall. The storm sent both into a downtown Greensboro business. The chance encounter resulted in a new line of ministry for the church and hats for babies born at Cone Health! 

Linda Aydelette delivers caps to hospital

Linda Aydelette delivers caps to Guest Svcs Director Vivian Langley

One was a nurse from Cone Health. The other was a member of the Alamance Presbyterian Church. The nurse noticed her knitting as the storm raged on and the two struck up a conversation. The church has a group of about a dozen knitters called the Alamance Presbyterian Church Knit, Pray, Love Ministry.

The members make prayer shawls and chemo caps. The nurse told the church member of the need for holiday baby caps for newborns at the Cone Health Women’s & Children’s Center at Moses Cone Hospital. When she relayed the idea to other members of the ministry, they were soon knitting hundreds of hats.

The ministry has made pumpkin hats for Halloween, turkey hats for Thanksgiving, Santa hats for Christmas and recently delivered New Year’s hats for the first babies of 2021. Snowman hats are planned for January.

More than 6,000 babies are born each year at the Women's & Children's Center at Moses Cone Hospital.