86-year-old teaches himself how to knit so he can make cozy, warm hats for NICU babies


Let this serve as a reminder that you’re never too old to learn a new trick.

Thanks to Ed Moseley, a resident at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Acworth, Georgia, more than 300 premature born babies in the NICU at Northside Hospital in Atlanta are nice and cozy thanks to their custom-made knitted hats.

And the best part? Ed taught himself how to knit to make these hats just in time for the holiday season.

Source: Yahoo!

“I prevailed on my daughter to get a kit, and it comes with the right size loom and the right tools to help you knit one,” Moseley informed ABC News. “I just followed the instructions. It was easy. Somehow I had never knitted, and I always associated knitting with a bunch of needles but this looked pretty doable for me. I went through two or three before I came out with a good finished product.”

Before he knew it, he had knitted 55 tiny, adorable baby caps. And what inspired him to do it? A challenge.

Ed’s living community challenged their residents to knit as many hats for the babies as possible, and as a recently retired engineer, Ed wasn’t one to back down from a challenge.

With excitement in every stitch, Ed set to work and even held classes to inspire his fellow residents to join in his efforts.

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