Join us in our tradition of donating Iowa Hawkeye and ISU Cyclone themed hats, booties, and bedding to Iowa NICUs. Items will be donated during the week prior to first Iowa Hawkeye home football game of 2019. This donation is a particular favorite of our volunteers, nursing staff and of course the families! The nurses look forward to this donation so they can deck out the warmer beds, isolettes, cribs, and babies out in Hawkeye and Cyclone gear for the NICU families!
Here are a couple of basic hat patterns that work great for these hats:
Michelle’s Preemie Booties and Hat –knit, just add stripes
Please closely follow our volunteer measurement guide when making your items. Make sure that hats are not too long or too short. If you are making a set of hat and booties, be sure they are in the same size range.
We need about 2/3 of the items to be Hawkeye themed and 1/3 to be Cyclone themed.
Please visit the Volunteer Information section of our website for more crafting information.
You can read all about how to sew NICU bedding on our website.
We are hoping to bring this donation to as many NICUs as possible. The more items we receive, the more hospitals we can support!
Hat and Bootie Sets:
1-1.5 lb 20 sets
2-3lb 45 sets
3-5lb 100 sets
6-8lb 100 sets
9-11lb 35 sets
Flat Sheets: 100 sheets
Fitted Sheets: 50 sheets
Cyclone or Hawkeye fleece pads – 50 fleece pads
Mail or drop your items at the following address by Monday, August 12, 2019
Mail Items to:
The Preemie Project
2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241
The first home Hawkeye football game is August 31, 2019. We would like all hats to be tiny heads and bedding on the beds for the first Iowa Wave of the season. This donation will be made to the hospitals we support on or around August 26, 2019.