Christmas/Winter Holiday Donation

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 NICUs.  The nurses love dressing the babies up and taking pictures to surprise the parents.

Santa Ha  –Crochet
Christmas Hat by WoolWindings – Knit
Preemie Baby Santa Hat by Sandy Davis – Knit
Grinch Hat  – Crochet
Penguin Hat by – Crochet
Gingerbread Hat by  – Crochet
Crochet Reindeer Antlers by – Crochet
Snowman Hat by – Crochet
Snowman Hat#2 by – crochet
Snowman Hat -knit

We’ve also created a Pinterest Board to gather inspiration.

As always our Crafting Guidelines and Measurements Guide apply.


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:
1-1.5lb   30 sets
2-3lb     45 sets
3-5lb     100 sets
6-8lb     100 sets
9-11lb   35 sets

Mail or drop your donation off at the following address by Monday, December 7th, 2020

The Preemie Project
2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241

Happy Crafting!


Purple Newborn Size Hats for Iowa Click for Babies

We are asking TPP volunteers to make 500 NEWBORN SIZED PURPLE HATS for the 2017 Iowa Click for Babies Campaign!

The goal of the CLICK for Babies campaign is to increase awareness and educate others about the Period of PURPLE Crying that all infants go through, how to respond to prolonged crying, and the importance of never shaking your child – all in an effort to prevent the shaking and abuse of infants.‘

The Iowa Click for Babies has a goal of 3500 hats each year.  Last year, TPP volunteers rallied and donated over 1500 NEWBORN size purple hats for this cause. This pushed Iowa CLICK for Babies way over their goal last year. We are positive that the power of TPP volunteers can help this wonderful campaign reach their goals again this year.

Please visit the Iowa Click for Babies Website to get the most up to date information.

You can find cute pattern ideas on the Click for Babies website.

-Hats must be at least 50% Purple

-Hats must be NEWBORN SIZE. Do not make preemie size

Hats should be about 14 inches diameter (13 to 15 inches)

Hats should be 4 to 6 inches long

-At least half of your hats should be “boy-friendly”.  Many will add stripes of blue, gray or green.  Purple football hats are awfully cute.

-Flower hats are still in big demand for the little girls

The official campaign for Iowa Click for Babies 2017 does not start until sometime late spring.  So, DO NOT send hats to Iowa Click for Babies.

We will finish the TPP “official campaign” for purple hats on April 1, 2017. That way you will have plenty of time to start Red, White and Blue hats for 4th of July.

Please mail your donations to
The Preemie Project
2607 Flagstone Court
Coralville, IA 52241

Do NOT mail the hats to Iowa Click for Babies