Hats and Booties for Infant Bereavement

The Preemie Project makes up packages for infant bereavement that include a blanket, outfit, hat, and booties.  We ask that the hats for bereavement be a solid color with a bit of detail in the pattern to make it special.

Sizes Needed:

All sizes of hats are needed from 1 lb up to 11 lb.  See our measurement guide for help with sizing hats.

Colors Needed:

We need at least 2/3 of the hats and booties for infant bereavement to be solid white.  Other colors needed are solid light pink and light blue.

Crafting Guidelines:

  • These hats must be very stretchy and easy to put on the tiny baby.
  • Make sure that booties have a wide stretchy opening so they are easy to put on the baby.
  • Do NOT make bonnet style hats.
  • Hats should be knit or crochet.  
  • Do not send Loom-knit hats or sewn fleece/jersey hats for bereavement packages.
  • Please refer often to our Measurements Guide .
  • NO DARK OR BRIGHT COLORS PLEASE! Soft pale pastel only.
  • Use DK weight or lighter. Do NOT use worsted weight yarn. See our List of Suggested Yarn

Suggested Patterns:

You are free to use the pattern of your choice; here are a few suggestions.

Michelle’s Preemie Booties and Hat

Stay On Booties

Bev’s Baby and Micro Preemie Ribs NOTE: The micro-preemie pattern is perfect for a very early loss. Be sure that the hats are 3.0-3.5 inches long.

Carissa Knits: Preemie Hats for Charity

So-Soft Preemie Hat-crochet version

So-Soft Preemie Hat – knit version

updated/reviewed: 12/24/18