MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — There are two ways you will be able to claim a free winter hat in St. Paul, though odds are that you probably won’t qualify.

First, the Minnesota History Center announced that they are intending to host a welcoming ceremony at 5 p.m. March 8 to greet newcomers to the city of St. Paul and the state of Minnesota.

At the event, transplants will receive a head-warming gift: a warm faux fur-lined hat.

The event also features a number of community organizations all on hand to help give people a better sense of their new neighborhoods.

The other way to get a free hat is going to be even tougher if you’re old enough to read this story.

Volunteers are handing out mini, crocheted red hats to all babies born at Regions Hospital for the remainder of February, in conjunction with American Heart Month.

Babies will get them at Regions after they’ve undergone a heart screening to detect congenital heart defects.

It’s part of the “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program, which has been going on for two years and has now spread to 29 states. This is Minnesota’s first year in the program.

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