Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Calling all yarnworkers! You are needed!

That means you! If you love to knit or crochet and have any extra yarn and extra time, please take a minute to read this post. I have mentioned before how I would like to get some donations together to send to my area's local hospitals. The nurseries and NICUs are in need of hats and blankets for the little ones and their parents.
When I had my daughter I was thrilled to have a keepsake besides her hospital bracelet. Now that I am getting ready to have my second child this summer it has gotten me thinking about getting a serious donation together.

I'm looking for all sizes, (from small preemie to a larger full term baby) all colors, all patterns, (although keep in mind, these are small infants, they don't really need fancy earflap hats) plus the goal here is to be able to send off as many as you can, so keeping the pattern simple will help.
You can also feel free to make very small "angel" hats for the parents of babies who are born too soon or born still and do not get to go home. In addition to the hats, small granny square memory blankets are also needed, they can be a great source of comfort for grieving parents.

Here are some links with patterns/sizing help:

http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2011/03/knitting-newborn-hats-for-hospitals.html

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/hats-hats-hats.html

http://www.oodles-4-noodles.com/2011/08/crocheting-hats-for-preemies-tutorial.html

http://www.miracleshappen.us/patterns/

http://www.knittingforcharity.org/

If you have hats/blankets to donate please contact me at crafttacular@hotmail.com  and I will tell you where to send them. Any help you can offer is greatly appreciated.

*This will be an ongoing donation, so there is no set deadline, I will post updates on when I will be sending a shipment out*

2 comments:

  1. As the mom of a preemie that just got home from the NICU, there is something so comforting about seeing your baby in normal clothes/hats instead of overly large generic white stuff. I was not expecting a preemie, so we were not prepared with our own stuff at first. When I saw a little hat that had been donated on her head, it was such a relief and so nice against the sterile hospital environment. Some babies are so sick, they can't wear clothes, so hats make it even better. Thank you in advance for your donations!

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  2. Congrats on your baby! I'm so glad you were able to have a source of comfort during such a scary time, thank you for your wonderful comment!

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