This hand painted baby cap features an Autism heart puzzle. The cap is knit from our soft cotton yarn and has rolled edges on bottom hem. This cap can be ordered in white, pink, or blue. The cap in photo has the white puzzle piece that represents 'every piece is unique'. See 'About the Autism Puzzle" below. You can order the saying or name for $3. extra If you prefer no saying the hat will be painted with the yellow puzzle piece instead of white --- see puzzle design explanations below.
The best non toxic fabric paint from Dharma Trading Co. is used on all our hand painted garments. The paint is heat set so that it is washable.Turn inside out / wash cold water gentle / lay flat to dry
Select Size: Newborn, 6-12 M, 2T, or 4T
Select Color: White, Pink, or Blue
On this cap, Dani has the white puzzle with 'A' saying on it, so you can choose your own under OPTIONS below for 3 dollars extra. Phrases are on the White Puzzle Piece Options Choices:
- A. "Every Piece is Unique"
- B. "A Touch of Understanding"
- C:" The name of a special person you wish to honor with understanding" Select C then type persons name in the COMMENTS box
- Yellow Puzzle with No Saying
As Danielle has time to paint the sweaters, we will offer them on the web site. She is also painting some wearable art adult cotton sweaters. Danielle will take special orders, but remember each painting is one of a kind.
About the Autism Heart Puzzle Design
The autism puzzle is seen with many interpretations of meaning. Dani has painted the puzzle pieces within the shape of a heart to symbolize all the love, patience, and understanding needed for each autistic child / person. Autism in itself is like puzzle pieces, not one case is similar to another and each is beautiful in its own way.
The heart with the missing white puzzle piece and the scrambled words “Every Piece is Unique” represents the differences in how the autistic child / person processes the world around them. Some are non verbal and have the frustrations of communicating. Some have sensory issues which may include feeding problems. Some are just seen as eccentric. Each is unique in their own way.
The second heart puzzle shows all the pieces coming together. Through early intervention and appropriate treatments, people with autism will lead fuller, and more complete lives. Like a puzzle, the pieces of autism fit together and create a beautiful and rewarding picture that has the possibility to teach a lesson, and make a difference.
About the Artisan : Danielle Nani,
also known as “Crochet Critter”:
In 2010 I had my first child, and in 2011 I had my second. With Autism (PDD-NOS) and papillary thyroid cancer playing a role in our family’s life, it only seemed natural for me to be a stay at home mother. With two non verbal autistic daughters, my days are filled with Early Intervention autism therapies including Parent Infant Program, speech, occupational and group therapies. To keep my creative juices flowing, I enjoy hand painting these special Autism Heart Puzzle Scarves as a way to promote Autism Awareness, Early Intervention and to help earn an income from my home business. Please visit www.theknittree.com online store to see more of my creative knit, hand painted, and crochet items. Thank you for your support, Dani
10% of all sales goes to A Touch of Understanding
A Touch of Understanding (ATOU) provides disability awareness programs designed to educate a new generation to understand the challenges associated with disabilities and to accept and respect all individuals. We’re a nonprofit organization comprised of dedicated individuals, some with disabilities and some without, who come together to form a strong team working to help students look beyond the disability, the wheelchair, the braces, the unpredictable behavior and see the person.