Hats, Booties and Blankets are donated to the hospitals we support to bring warmth and comfort to preterm and critically ill infants and their families. Volunteers make items sized for infants weighing from 1lb up to 11lbs.
Because of the generosity of our volunteers, we have enough regular hats and booties (non-holiday) to last 6 months. The Preemie Project DOES NOT need regular (non-holiday) hats at this time. Please limit donations to hats for our special holiday donations or white hats and booties for our infant bereavement program.
Hats and Booties
6-8lb and 3-5lb size are the most needed
Fewer 1-3lb and 9-11lb size hats and booties are needed
Any pattern may be used as long as the crafting guidelines are followed
Please visit the “Volunteer” section of the website for information on sizing, yarn requirements and patterns
Blankets may be knit, crochet, sewn, tied fleece or quilted
Tied Fleece Blankets: Use two pieces of fleece that are 1 1/3 yard each. The blankets need to be large enough to cover an incubator. Click here for a great pattern. Please use colorful baby and children’s prints for these blankets.
Quilts: Should be large enough to be used for “Tummy Time” when the baby goes home.
Knit and Crochet blankets: At this time we have an overflow of knit and crochet blankets that are given to babies as they are admitted to Blank Children’s NICU. The only color Knit or Crochet blanket needed are WHITE, SOLID PALE PINK, SOLID PALE BLUE blankets for infant bereavement sets
Sewn blankets: Use about 42 inches of two coordinating pieces of soft colorful flannel. That will make a blanket that is about 40 X 40. Click here for a good tutorial.
Bereavement/Christening blankets: White, solid pale pink, and solid pale blue knit and crochet blankets are needed for Bereavement/Christening packages. They may be sized from 15 in square up to 36 in square.
Tiny Miscarriage Blankets: Knit and crochet blankets, sized 8-10 inches square, for miscarriage packages. Colors should be gender neutral - white, cream, pale yellow, pale green.
Any pattern may be used for hats, booties and blankets as long as the crafting guidelines are followed. Please visit the “Volunteer” section of the website for information on sizing, yarn requirements and patterns.