I recently learned about a group of knitters and crocheters on Ravelry who are making things for the Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital in Baltimore. They are collecting hats for the preemie babies in the NICU during March and April, so I thought I'd pitch in. Preemie baby hats only take a couple of hours, and they are too cute for words! I finished two in the last two days for starters.
Since I had a snow day today, I thought it would be a great chance to get in some extra knitting. Bonus! I did a wee bit of cleaning & work for the shop too, but the knitting was the most fun. :)
First there's the Berry Baby Hat from randomstitches ...
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And then there is the Lots of Eyelets Preemie Hat from P2Designs. Love it too! Its fun to try new patterns on such tiny pieces - I'd love to borrow this border for something else sometime. The border is not so easy to see in this photo, but its lovely.
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Wonderful things come in little packages, and I am hoping that these little hats will keep some little packages warm and toasty during their time at the Children's Hospital.