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October 2019

“Boo in the NICU” Halloween Donation

October 11

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays in Iowa NICUs. This is when TPP volunteers pull out all of their creativity and create colorful costumes for Iowa NICU babies. Halloween in the NICU used to mean Pumpkin hats and booties.  Pumpkin hats and booties are still wonderful!!  In the past couple of years, we have expanded this to include costume hats, booties, cocoons, diaper cover, costume bibs, and other NICU sized cute dress-up items.  Ideas for “costumes” includes Disney…

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November 2019

Thanksgiving in the NICU

November 11

We would LOVE to be able to give special hats and booties to Iowa NICUs for Thanksgiving this year.  We are thinking about Pumpkins and Turkeys and Pilgrims. What have we missed? PATTERNS AND GUIDELINES Here are some suggested patterns: Seamless Hat Preemie and Newborn Pumpkin Hat by CareWear Patterns Pumpkin Hat and Bootie set – knit Newborn Pumpkin Hat – crochet Pumpkin Bootie – crochet Turkey Hat– crochet (no need to make the earflaps) Turkey Hat – Knit Turkey Hat – Knit Pilgrim Hat –…

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December 2019

Christmas/Winter Holiday Donation

December 9
The Preemie Project, 2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241 United States

We need your help to bring Holiday Cheer to Neonatal Intensive Care Units in Iowa.  Participating is simple.  Pick your favorite winter or Christmas holiday hat and/or bootie pattern. Items may be knit, crochet or sewn. The Preemie Project donates festive hats and booties to help brighten up the holidays for the families.  We are hoping for Santa hats, Christmas tree hats, Grinch Hats, Elf, Gingerbread men and more.  These special holiday donations have become very important events for the…

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