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NICU Baby Hats and Activity Books Donated to Local Hospitals

Just some of the NICU baby hats donated to local hospitals.

January 2019 was our first month as a group. I can’t believe in such a short time what blessings have happened in our group. Besides the 65 hats we donated to the kids at the local women’s shelter, we donated 150 NICU baby hats to local hospitals and 25 activity books to the children’s hospital.

One member donated 33 red baby hats to a local hospital to be worn on Valentine’s day and was featured on their Facebook page.

The baby hats will be an ongoing project for our group. I have a tote that we will fill with baby hats and once full, we will bring them to the hospital. Baby hats are super easy to make. The loom is so small, you can take your project with you on the go.

Not only did the kids, teens and adults loom knit baby hats, but the kids also helped make activity books for children at the hospital. Each activity book contains 4-5 basic coloring pages with a colorful cover decorated by our kids. Each book has 3-4 crayons taped to each book. While the children at the hospital are waiting in the waiting rooms and such, they can have one of these activity books as their own to color and keep.

25 Activity Books Donated

The hospital’s requirement is to use either pages from a basic coloring book, or print outs that are half sheet sized 5.5 x 4.25 inches. We would love to make more of these books on a regular basis. It is a good way for our kids to help us craft blessings. If you’d like to help us by donating paper, crayons or ink for our printer, we have an Amazon wish list of these items and more: http://a.co/gxuv6jj. Any items will be shipped directly to me for use in the group.

The kids had fun coloring the cover pages and helping to assemble the books. It was a great way for the kids to learn what it means to bless others. As my kids were helping me, we talked about how the kids at the hospital would feel when they got their own activity book.

I encourage you to contact your local hospital and find out what items they need and their requirements for the items.

These little baby hats are so cute!

Baby hats are super easy to make! Here is my video tutorial to help you get started in blessing others.

Blessings to all, Bridget
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February 2019 Project: Hats for chemo patients

We are now starting our second month of crafting blessings for others, whew hew! For those following along from a distance, here is what we have planned for this month. Our local oncology center has adult male and female patients, so we are making hats that will work for them. If you’d like to donate in your area, call your local oncology center and ask if they will take donations. If not, I’m sure a quick search of your area will lead you to a place to donate.

With the help of my video editing husband, I have filmed a bunch of video tutorials for hats that will be great for this month’s donations. Below are links to the ones I have uploaded so far. I will be adding more tutorials throughout the month as well. If you subscribe to my YouTube channel, you will get notifications each time I upload a new video. I will also be adding the videos under the LOOM KNITTING category under TUTORIALS.

I’m super excited to see what this month has in store for us. We are adding new members to our local group almost daily. I’m hoping to inspire others to start crafting groups in their area. Feel free to comment below with your donations made this month or on our Facebook page.

Hurdle Stitch Hat with Rib Brim
Diagonal Rib Hat with Rib Brim
Checkerboard Hat with Uwrap Rib Stitch Brim
Seed Stitch Hat with Rib Brim
Spiral Hat with Rib Brim
Though I added a Batman patch, the basic hat is perfect for any age, with or without a Pom Pom. This can be done in 1 color, 2 color, stripes or using a multicolored yarn.
Cute and simple Garter Ridge and Knit Hat with Rib Brim
Basic Easy Starter Ewrap Hat with Rib Brim
Examples of some of the designs for chemo caps.
Blessings to all, Bridget