Love knitting tiny hats? The Precious Preemie Project will take all you want to knit
Many of us love to knit tiny hats for premature infants. There is so much to love about this small act. A preemie hat is the ultimate instant-gratification project; it can often be finished in an hour or less. You can use lots of beautiful colors and try out fun patterns. Best of all, when you’re done, you’ll have something that you know is needed and will be used.
If you don’t have an NICU unit near you, or just want to knit for premature infants all over the country, you should consider knitting for the Precious Preemie Project.
About the Precious Preemie Project
The Precious Preemie Project is a project of Raquel Hunter, the mind behind the Mama’s Health website. Her website is devoted to women’s health and wellness, and one of her categories is Preemie Health. The Precious Preemie Project flows naturally from this effort. Raquel said she came up with the idea after the birth of her own child. When she visited the nursery, she saw premature infants fighting for life and ached to help.
While the project is based in Pasadena, California, and most of its recipient hospitals are in California, hats also go to New Hampshire, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Missouri, and Tennessee. But they’re always seeking more. The website says, “Know a fabulous hospital or organization that helps premature babies and their families? Tell us about their efforts, and we might help their cause with a few hundred hats!”
How You Can Help
You can find information and guidelines about knitting for the Precious Preemie Project in two ways. The quickest and easiest way is probably to visit their project page on Giving Artfully. If you’d like to go into more depth, you should visit their website. In addition to getting information about knitting for the program, you can find a gallery of hats donated, thank you notes, stories about preemature infants, hat patterns, knitting tutorials, and more.
Be sure to check out their guidelines (available in both locations) before you begin knitting. You won’t want to send hats they can’t use or donate!
The Precious Preemie Project is such a wonderful way to reach a warm hand towards premature infants who need a healthy start in their lives. Why not consider knitting as many preemie hats as you can?