On the site where I found the pattern for knitting new born hats for donation, there was another page about making things for preemies and it mentions that one of the needs that doesn’t always get met is for hats for the smallest of the newborns (1 to 1.5 lbs), either because people don’t realize that there is a need or they don’t think hats that size would get used.
It also mentioned that when the babies are moved, if a hat falls off and onto the floor, it cannot be reused because of the risk of pathogens transferring from the floor to the hat. A baby can use several hats per day… so I decided to make 10 of these smallest of hats.
In the photo below, I arranged them around one of the newborn sized hats that I knit to show just how tiny the hats are.
I’m almost out of leftover sport weight baby yarn, so I’ll be sending the preemie and the newborn hats off for donation this week in the hopes that they bless a little one and his/her family.