For information on sizing, colors and crafting requirements for these patterns, please refer to the Programs section of this website.

Sewing Patterns

These sewing patterns were designed specifically for the Iowa NICUs supported by The Preemie Project.

NICU Crib Sheet

Snuggle Tubes

Blanket Sleeper – The only size needed at this time is the 9-11lb size

Bereavement Bunting/Gown and Bonnet Instructions

Bereavement Bunting/Gown and Bonnet Pattern

Knitting Patterns

Jester Hat (A Preemie Project beginner favorite)

Michelle’s Preemie Booties and Hat (A Preemie Project beginner favorite)

Seamless Preemie Booties

Pumpkin Hat and Booties – Halloween

Seamless Preemie and Newborn “Pumpkin” hat – Halloween

Baby Bunny Newborn or Preemie Hat – Easter

Bunnies and Carrots -Easter

Born in the USA -4th of July

Stars and Stripes – 4th of July

Made in America – 4th of July

Christmas Tree Hat and Elfin Booties

Christmas Hat

Crochet Patterns

Bev’s Very Easy Preemie and Newborn Booties

Half Double Crochet Preemie Hat (A Preemie Project beginner favorite)

Preemie Pumpkin Hat – Halloween

Newborn Pumpkin Hat – Halloween

Crochet Monster Hats – Halloween

Newborn Peep Hat – Easter

Crochet Bunny Hat – Easter

Crochet Lamb Hat – Easter

Gingerbread Man Hat – Christmas

Santa’s Little Elf Hat – Christmas

Crochet Snowman Hat Pattern

Bereavement Patterns

Before using a garment pattern that is not listed here, please email TPP Bereavement Coordinator and ask if your pattern would work for the hospitals we donate to.

Bereavement Buntings:

Knit Burial Bunting – Touching Little Lives, adapted for larger size by Velda LaCoste

Crochet Burial Bunting – Warm Hearts Warm Babies

Bereavement/Christening Gowns & Sleepers:

RoseBud Preemie Dress by Carol Minnis–knit

Burial Gown by Lenore English

Gown for Baby Born Asleep–knit

Sleep Sack Patterns by Marcia Williams–knit

Hats and booties for Bereavement – suggested patterns:

Michelle’s Preemie Booties and Hat (A Preemie Project beginner favorite)

Bev’s Baby and Micro Preemie Ribs  (NOTE: The micro-preemie pattern is perfect for early loss packages.)

Carissa Knits: Preemie Hats for Charity

So-Soft Preemie Hat – Knit

So-Soft Preemie Hat – Crochet

Mock Cable Baby Hat

Blankets for Bereavement – suggested patterns:

Elegant, Simple Baby Blanket-knit

Knit Baby Blanket-knit

Alex’s Baby Blanket-knit

Basket Weave Baby Blanket-knit

Confetti Baby Blanket – Crochet

Spring into Summer Blanket – Crochet

Remembrance Items

Infant Memento Bracelet


See our pinterest page for more cute pattern ideas.

Ravelry is a great source for free and purchased patterns

You will find wonderful patterns for purchase on these website