Saturday, February 21, 2009

Teeny Preemie Hats

These three teeny hats, which I knit in worsted weight Wintuk acrylic using Bev's Baby Ribs Hat pattern (with 48 stitches on size 4 needles), are going to the Salem Hospital to keep some preemie babies warm.

It's a service project that the Salem Area Ravelers came up with for this month. On learning that the hospital can use ten or more preemie caps every month, we're thinking about making this our ongoing service knitting project. Preemie caps knit up fast in all weights of yarn, and so long as they're made of washable yarn, our hospital will take most types of fiber. Several others in the group used leftover sock yarn and came up with some adorable little caps. We collected ten this afternoon at our knit-in, enough for a month, it seems (the coffee mug on the left of the photo gives an idea of the size of these teeny hats). We'll see if we can keep up the production and keep the hospital supplied.


lunaticraft said...

That's such a great thing to do. And some adorable caps

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Lupie said...

Thanks for the link to the pattern it would be a great project for my daughters knitting group at her school.


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