86-year-old man teaches himself to knit to donate hats for preemies

ATLANTA — How beautiful is this?

An 86-year-old man taught himself how to knit so he could donate warm hats to preemies.

Ed Moseley, a resident at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Georgia, was ready to answer a call for help when the center asked residents to be part of a wonderful outreach program: knit caps for preemies who were being cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit at Northside Hospital.

Moseley didn’t know how to knit, but when his daughter gave him a kit, he just followed the instructions. “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,” he told ABC News.

The grandfather knitted 55 colorful hats for the babies, but, with the help of others, he was able to present more than 300 caps to the hospital.

Moseley is now moving on to knitting larger hats for his grandchildren!

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