Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A Tiny Bit More for Charity
The March KAL is for the Good Samaritan Hospital Antepartum Unit in San Jose, California. The antepartum unit is where moms who have lost their babies (either due to extremely early pre-term labor or stillbirths at any time up to full-term) are cared for. The hats are used for tiny, tiny babies, and serve as mementos for the family after their child has passed.
The hospital also has a NICU where they can use hats 0-3 months in size (they take other sizes, but the coordinator for the swap said they need the 0-3 month size the most). Because this hat is on the larger side, I thought it fitting to send to this charity.
I knit the Very Basic Baby Beanie pattern. I chose to knit in stripes because I hadn't done so in a while. The hat is knit with Caron Simply Soft in Limelight and Blue Mint. It's supposed to be 2" of ribbing, then stockinette stitch for the remainder of the hat. My hat has about 2 1/2" of ribbing, I think.