Creating a home by hand.

Teeny, Tiny Finishes

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.


  • Sandra :)
    June 11, 2012 8:53 am

    Oh my heavens so tiny! I’m so glad that technology has come so far with taking care of these little sweeties – I can only begin to imagine the roller coaster the parents go through in these situations!

  • Heather Bailey
    June 21, 2012 12:31 pm

    So tiny. I didn’t realize those teensy weensy babies needed hats as well. I figured they never left their incubators. Thanks for pointing this out. I hope to do some donation knitting soon too.

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