A while ago I got a new follower on Twitter called @PreciousPreemie. I started reading about them on their website and thought maybe I could help a little.
Digging into my stash and leftovers, I found quite a lot suitable yarns for baby hats. They prefer cotton and acrylic yarns. But I think bamboo blend would be good too.
So I started with the patterns they linked to on their site and made this little one, literally:
Not having babies or kids in the family, I seldom do baby knitting ... and always thought I was not really interested. It was a strange feeling holding this tiny little hat ... just imagine those little beings who need them. A little leftover yarns and some time from me can help them.
So all day yesterday was devoted to making little hats:
And I am really loving this basket weave pattern:
This heart shape is another cute one from the Precious Preemies website:
However, the most interesting fun pattern has to be Aviatrix:
It's a helmet-shaped hat knitted on straight needles with short-rows. I am going to make more of Aviatrix.
The hats have yet to be washed and blocked before they can be sent away. But baby knitting is definitely feel-good knitting ... fun and fast.