86-year-old grandpa teaches himself how to knit so he can make tiny caps for premature babies.

A Grandfather from Georgia, recently learned how to knit after the staff at his facility brought in an outreach program to make caps for preemie babies at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Northside Hospital, reports Daily Mail.

Using a loom kit, and some help from friends and family, Ed Moseley, managed to learn how to knit, and has since become a cap knitting machine at the senior community.

‘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,’ Ed told 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.’

He has knitted more than 50 caps himself, in a wide array of colours. But beyond that, he has also inspired many more people to take up the hobby, including other residents and staff at the community as well as children at the school where his granddaughter works.

Thanks to Grandpa Ed, more than 300 babies are toasty warm in a knitted cap of their very own.

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  • What a wonderful thing to do.


  • Don’t forget also that women can also be abusers. So make sure you tell your kids that no one is allowed to touch them even aunty etc


  • What a wonderful way for an elderly person to feel valued and loved.


  • Such a giving and caring man,good on him!


  • Beautiful ! To do something something for others is so upbuilding and good for your self-esteem as well.


  • What an amazing man. Just shows you are never too old to learn something new.


  • I hope more elderly people – including men – they are just as capable – knit for worthy causes. If caps or other knitting are a little large they use them for bigger sick babies. Occasionally one is given to a baby who has been rushed down to a cold climate from a hot one and have to stay in the old area for more treatment when they are discharged from hospital. They usually have a lot of difficulty adjusting and it can delay their recovery considerably.


  • This man’s hobby is helping him as well as others – wonderful.


  • Good on him, it’s usually ladies that knit, that’s great!


  • It’s incredible what he’s doing. We are never too old to learn something new. Well done!! :-)


  • What a champion learning how to knit for these premature babies.


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