Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+)
In This Section Texas Health Denton


Texas Health Denton Volunteers Make Christmas Caps for Newborns

Christmas caps
Each year, three volunteers make more than 400 Christmas caps for the babies born at Texas Health Denton during the holiday season.
Texas Health Denton volunteers
Anna Mae Walter (left), Idalene Anderson (center) and Natalie Mason have collectively volunteered at the hospital for nearly 20 years.
Jordin Skye Hillis
Jordin Skye Hillis, who was recently born at Texas Health Denton, received a Christmas cap.
DENTON, Texas — This past September, with a twinkle in their eyes and cheer in their hearts, three special volunteers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton began making Christmas caps for each baby delivered at the hospital during the holiday season. The caps were lovingly handmade so no two are exactly alike.

The dedicated volunteers, Idalene Anderson, Anna Mae Walter and Natalie Mason, have collectively been giving their time to serve their fellow community members for nearly 20 years. The trio began the tradition of knitting and crocheting the tiny caps three years ago.

"It takes approximately one hour to crochet a single cap and a little more if you are going to knit one," Walter said. "Of course, there are treats to savor as we spend time together in our craft meetings, along with hot cups of coffee and some good conversation."

“We enjoy making the soft and small caps. It’s a wonderful way to warmly welcome the newest citizens to our community,” said Mason.

When you include the caps the volunteers make for use year-round, it is estimated that these thoughtful ladies annually make nearly 2,000 caps.

"Between the three of us, we have 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. We find tremendous joy in providing these new families with a keepsake that they'll have for years to come," Anderson said.

Each year, Texas Health Denton delivers approximately 2,000 babies. To learn more about the volunteer program, visit

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. The hospital’s services include: heart and vascular; a Level III neonatal intensive care unit; orthopedics and sports medicine; neck, spine and pain management; emergency medicine; an accredited sleep center; women’s services; and a weight loss surgery program that has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 1,000 employees and more than 300 physicians on the medical staff practicing in more than 43 specialties. Texas Health Denton is an accredited chest pain center and an affiliate of Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 13 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health is a partner in eight additional hospitals or surgery centers. Texas Health Physicians Group provides a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health SingleSource Staffing is a joint venture designed to help Texas Health hospitals improve patient care by recruiting and retaining quality nurses and allied healthcare professionals.

Online Tools


Helpful Info