We're going to make preemie hats for charity! They're quick, adorable and for a good cause! I'll bring patterns for both crochet and knit caps, a couple of pre-made samples as well as extra yarn if anyone needs it. (not much yarn required, they're super tiny, think of it fitting a kiwi!) Make one or make many, we'll collect them that afternoon, but also until the end of the month so you can go home and make even more to donate if you want. :)
After Geek Craft: Nerd HQ will be having it's weekly Dinner & Death event. If you plan on staying for at least the dinner portion of that event, please RSVP separately (CLICK HERE for link to event)
Hope to see you at Geek Craft!
Some yarn info I found at Bevscottagecountry.com:
Soft, washable yarn I found this great info on Bevscountrycottage.com: (Note from BEVQ - Yellows are not a good color for preemies as most preemies are jaundiced and since their skin color is already yellowish, wearing a yellow hat makes the baby look worse to the parents and nicu nurses. You can use a bit of yellow in combination with other colors and that's fine.)
I can also say that the best yarn for these little hats is that baby yarn that everyone hates with the little silver thread going through it... It does not release fiber/fuzzies very readily, and therefore is permitted for use on a baby with a trach, or on a vent with CPAP. No wool yarn is permitted to be used (even a wool blend) in the presence of oxygen since there is a potential for static, and even a small "shock" can be dangerous in the presence of increased ambient oxygen. Plus, the younger the gestational age of the baby, the more likely skin reactions are to "foreign" materials... some babies look like a rash head to toe just from contact with the " used a thousand times and really soft" receiving blankets that we used instead of sheets. Soft really is important to them.
(Bev Qualheim who had 3 premature babies ~ soft baby or soft sport weight yarn is good. Make sure the items you make have a lot of stretch to them as preemies have really delicate skin.)