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NCSBSMary Maximare excited to host the first ever CLICK for Babies 2018 Official Knit and Crochet Pattern Contest!

The selected patterns will be highlighted as the featured patterns for the 2018 Campaign on and CLICK social media. The patterns will also be packaged in the exclusive CLICK for Babies learn-how-to-knit or crochet kit from Mary Maxim. One knit pattern and one crochet pattern will be selected.

Pattern Submissions Accepted Through Wednesday, February 28th

Pattern Guidelines

  • Pattern must be created and owned by submitter
  • Pattern should be specific for a newborn head circumference of 13”-15” (average 14”) and 6” high
  • Pattern should be Gender-Neutral (Unisex)
  • Pattern needs to be at least 50% or more of any shade of purple (for the Period of PURPLE Crying)
  • Please do not include decorations in your pattern such as: pom-poms, tassels, straps, bows, ribbons, buttons, etc.
  • Ensure that the pattern is not too loose or too tight for a comfortable fit around the baby’s head
  • trendy baby yarnThe pattern should use soft-to-the-touch and washable yarn. We recommend using Mary Maxim’s Trendy Baby Yarn (Use Code CLICKFORBABIES to receive 10% off the yarn!)



This contest is open to all who choose to participate. Employees of Mary Maxim and the NCSBS are not eligible to participate in the contest. The contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.

Agreement to Rules: By participating, all entrants agree that they have entered the contest of their own free will, that the full rules and details of the contest have been made available in writing, therefore, participants agree to be bound by these rules.


Grand Prize Winners:

  • Pattern highlighted as featured knit/crochet pattern for the 2018 CLICK for Babies campaign
  • Pattern packaged in Mary Maxim's exclusive CLICK for Babies kit
  • $300 Mary Maxim gift card

1st Prize Winners:

  • Pattern packaged in Mary Maxim's exclusive CLICK for Babies kit
  • $175 Mary Maxim gift card

2nd Prize Winners:

  • Pattern packaged in Mary Maxim's exclusive CLICK for Babies kit
  • $125 Mary Maxim gift card

How to Enter

Pattern submissions should be sent to with the Subject Line reading: CLICK Knit Pattern Submission or CLICK Crochet Pattern Submission. The pattern should fulfill all size and style requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win. Submission must include a photo of the finished cap along with detailed instructions for the pattern. Pattern must be created and owned by submitter. The NCSBS will recognize the designer in all publications of the pattern. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome and Mary Maxim.

Copyright Information: Mary Maxim retains the rights to exclusively kit and publish the pattern until December 31, 2018.

All submissions will be reviewed by a team at the NCSBS and Mary Maxim. The winner will be announced by mid-March 2018.