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August 17

2020 Cy-Hawk Challenge

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 2020 which is September 12 against Iowa State!!  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!

Simply use any pattern to knit or crochet Hawkeye Black and Gold and Cyclone Cardinal and Gold themed hats and booties.

Here are a couple of basic hat patterns that work great for these hats:

Michelle’s Preemie Booties and Hat –knit, just add stripes

Sweet Striped Crochet Hat


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 Black/Gold and 1/3 to be Cyclone Cardinal/Gold.


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.

Donation Goals:
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   45 sets

Cy-Hawk Bedding:

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 17, 2020

Mail Items to:
The Preemie Project
2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241

The first home Hawkeye football game is September 12, 2020 against Iowa State Cyclones. We would like hats to be on all the 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 September 8, 2020.
Happy Crafting!


August 17
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The Preemie Project


The Preemie Project
2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
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