For many years, we’ve been creating “baby pumpkin patches” in Iowa NICUs for Halloween. In the past couple years we have expanded this to include costume hats, booties, cocoons and other NICU sized cute dress-up items. In addition to pumpkin hats and booties, we will be asking volunteers to make Halloween-themed hats and booties and “costumes” for the babies! Ideas for “costumes” includes Disney themed, Animals, Witches and Ghosts, Frankenstein Hats, etc. This is one donation where our volunteers can be as creative as they want. Last year we had butterfies, dragons, superhero capes, witch capes, mermaid tails……The sky is the limit.
Items may be sewn, knit or crocheted.
If you have an idea for a costume and need help figuring how to size it for the little ones, please Contact Us and ask for help.
NOTE: This is the one donation of the year that we request booties for all the hats. If you do not make booties for any other donation, please consider making them for this one. They complete the costume.
Patterns and Guidelines:
Click here for holiday pattern ideas we have collected on our Ravelry Page. Many of these are already sized properly for preterm and newborn infants.
We are also collecting ideas on our Pinterest Board. Click here to view it now.
If you need help finding an appropriate pattern, please Contact Us and ask for help.
We are hoping to bring this donation to as many NICUs as possible. The more items we receive, the more hospitals we can support!
1-1.5lb 20 sets
2-3lb 40 sets
3-5lb 90 sets
6-8lb 90 sets
9-11lb 40 sets
Please put your items in the mail by Friday, October 13th, 2017
Mail Items to:
The Preemie Project
2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241
Items may also be left on the front step at the above address. Please include your name and email address so we know who to thank
If it is more convienient, items may be dropped off at a Donation Center.
This donation will be made to the hospitals we support on or around October 31st, 2017. Let’s make this Halloween particularly “Cute and Spooky”!
Ghosts and Goblins and Witches, Oh My!!