My first creative charity project of the year is to make preemie caps for the hospital. My last post about the 100 Happy Days Challenge has inspired me to not just make the caps but to set a goal for how many I’d like to donate. The number 100 seemed crazy enough to go for. It won’t be just me making the hats, thank goodness! I’ve recruited my mom, who’s already done several lovely little knitted caps. I’m also hosting a Preemie Hat Geek Craft event this Sunday at Nerd Headquarters. With seventeen people RSVP’d to attend, I’m expecting lots of little caps to be made. I’ll continue to make and collect the caps until we reach one hundred, then will take them to various hospitals.
If you’re in the Vancouver/Lower Mainland area and want to join us (or any of the fabulous Nerd HQ events) check us out here: http://www.meetup.com/Nerdhq/events/158920992/
If you’re crafty and would like to do something similar in your area (don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be 100!) I’ve provided a list of links below I’ve found helpful. Have fun being creative for a good cause!
Bev’s Country Cottage: A full resource of knit and crochet patterns as well as a list of where you can send them: http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/preemies.html
Tips for making items for preemie donation: http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/preemie-clothing-tips.html
Great pattern for beginning crocheters! http://www.touchinglittlelives.org/bevhat.html
Red Heart Crochet and Knit preemie hat patterns: http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/preemie-hats
Carrisa Knits Blog: http://carissaknits.blogspot.ca/2007/07/preemie-hats-for-charity.html
Creative Preemie Hat (one of my favs!) http://danettesangels.tripod.com/patterns/creative_preemie_hat.html