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Project 24 Baby Hats

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simple crochet baby bonnet

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Category Crocheting
Type Clothing
Sizing Children
Style Cute
RobynInTucson on

What materials did you use? Any yarn, but soft is best for newborn heads. Crochet hook, yarn needle.

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What are you most proud of? We've sent nearly 12,000 hats to countries in Africa and the Middle East since May 2008. Anybody can help! Usually by the time somebody we know is ready to travel, we have at least 500 to 1000 hats ready to go. Many U.S. hospitals won't accept donated hats for newborns, but other countries are thrilled to have them. We don't ship them...we send them off with people traveling there, that we know can get them in the right hands, especially the clinics serving remote villages where infant mortality rate is especially high. If you would like to send us hats, please message me!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make any flat circle about the size of your palm, like making a coaster. When the circle is about 4 inches across, stop increasing and then keep going around and around until it's taken on the shape of a baby hat. Use any stitch you like, knit or crochet. Play with it and have fun! A newborn cap should fit an apple or an orange and have some stretch to it. You can also make a ribbed rectangle (so it has stretch to it), sew it into a tube, then gather it together at one end, which becomes the crown of the hat. Reach out to your community and get them involved. When you have a batch of hats collected, whether it's ten, fifty or 500, send them to me and we'll take care of the rest! God Bless all the hat makers and suppliers!

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well done ! Love the project .

06/29/2011 Flag

love the project, God bless all of you

07/09/2011 Flag

wow thats a lot of hats for a good cause

09/18/2011 Flag

Want to thank everybody for your support! I've been getting shipments of newborn baby hats from around the country, it's been awesome! My friend just left for Ethiopia with over 1,200 hats to give to hospitals and midwives. We are especially in need of preemie these hats are critically lifesaving to low-birth weight babies, a BIG problem in poor countries. Preemie hats should fit an apple. :) THANK YOU ALL!

10/05/2011 Flag

Hi everyone! My friend is flying to Africa next month and her goal is to bring 1500 hats with her. We only need 300 more hats to meet that goal! If you would like to participate, I need to receive hats no later than Feb 23rd.

01/22/2012 Flag