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May 10, 2013 10:09:51   #
Marge St Pete (a regular here)
 
I visited my son-in -law yesterday at the hospital where he is the supervisor of nurses to give him 39 little hats I had knitted for the new born babies. Just out of curiosity I asked him how many babies are born there in an average month. About 90. So I asked if they had a steady flow of hats donated.... Only one of their regular volunteers made them on occasion. I say this to encourage everyone to contact their locale hospital to see if they are in need. It doesn't take long to make them and they can be made with a very small amount of yarn. Just your leftovers.
 
May 10, 2013 10:13:36   #
kyterp
 
Thank you for the wonderful idea!
May 10, 2013 10:14:03   #
LadyBecket
 
Sounds like something to look into!! Thank you!!!
May 10, 2013 10:17:37   #
momskii
 
Marge St Pete wrote:
I visited my son-in -law yesterday at the hospital where he is the supervisor of nurses to give him 39 little hats I had knitted for the new born babies. Just out of curiosity I asked him how many babies are born there in an average month. About 90. So I asked if they had a steady flow of hats donated.... Only one of their regular volunteers made them on occasion. I say this to encourage everyone to contact their locale hospital to see if they are in need. It doesn't take long to make them and they can be made with a very small amount of yarn. Just your leftovers.
I visited my son-in -law yesterday at the hospital... (show quote)
I work at a hospital and made about 20 newborn hats for them. It is disappointing to make things and never even get a thank you. My co-worker and I also made a number of baby blankets and never even received an acknowledgement that they received them. I'm sure this is the reason that more people do not volunteer any longer. I don't want bells & whistles, I just want a note (email even) thanks I got them.
May 10, 2013 10:18:37   #
dirgni
 
Maybe you could start a Newborn Baby hat drive. Everyone should make a hat a day.
May 10, 2013 10:23:23   #
Marge St Pete (a regular here)
 
If you take them to the hospital your self surely the person you give them to says thank you. Am I wrong?
 
May 10, 2013 10:27:42   #
Teatime4granny
 
I belong to an orginazation Newborns In Need, I make all kinds of things for them, quilts, receiving blankets, Knitted and crochet things, diaper bags, Just about anything a baby will need. They service several hospitals, womens shelters, and fire departments. There is also the relief share orginazation.
May 10, 2013 10:42:54   #
momskii
 
Marge St Pete wrote:
If you take them to the hospital your self surely the person you give them to says thank you. Am I wrong?
yes, I did hand them in in person. The person said "OK, I'll turn them in!" Is you name on them.
May 10, 2013 11:30:16   #
Marge St Pete (a regular here)
 
to momski... ignorant people, they could at least say thank you. what a world uh?
May 11, 2013 07:04:40   #
Veggiequeen
 
Do you have a quick and easy pattern that you use? I saw a hat once that looked like it ended with a little bit of an I-cord that was knotted. Would love to make that one.
May 11, 2013 07:38:10   #
Donna1
 
Hi ladies...I agree I've been knitting newborn hats for over a year. finally got discussed- because I never even got a Thank you either, but I don't get a Thank you from my grandkids either..What is a matter with this world??? Happy Trails and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY... :0}
 
May 11, 2013 07:57:55   #
sidecargrammie
 
Our knitting group has been doing this for over a year....we have donated so many and they disappear very quickly...recently we have had so many that we have given them to area churches also who have donated them to homeless mothers of newborns....and yes, a great way to use up stashes....our local hospital doesn't want pom poms or decorations on them though, and that is okay.....we are currently making more in holiday themes...for 4th of July, Memorial day, Halloween, Christmas, Chanukah etc. the patterns and colors are fun....have another shipment going to local hospital for NICU with baby hats, and booties to match as well as adult hats and shawls for the cancer unit and kidney dyalisis unit......three huge bags full....
May 11, 2013 08:25:54   #
Marge St Pete (a regular here)
 
The knit hat I make is --- worsted yarn but I have also used sport weight. size 7 needles. Cast on 48, K1P1 until it measures 4 inches. Row 1-Knit 2 together, Row 2-purl across,Row 3-Knit 2 together=thread needle through all stitches and draw up, sew side seam. And you're done.

Sometimes I k1p1 for six rows then knit 1 row purl 1 row, just for a change of pace. Or sometimes I do a decorative stitch or a cable after doing a few rows of K1P1.

I personally thank all of you for your community service. The person who initially receives them may or may not thank you, but some nurse or mom that you'll never meet surely is grateful.
May 11, 2013 08:47:33   #
Momofsee
 
I am a new knitter and 13 days ago my first grand daughter was born... My daughter recd two hats from the hospital, one cheaply sewn out if stretch material which started to unravel befor she left the hospital and a perfect sized hand knit cap which fit the baby's tiny tiny head PERFECTLY! She's been wearing the hand knit hat any time the baby is out and about because its still chilly here in MN... I just have to say that from our experience receiving a hand knit hat was VERY appreciated....perhaps it's because I'm a knitter too. I would say that the tiny tote of hats was left in the hospital room and it did not have any markings such as "hand knit by" or "donated by" so there was no way of thanking the person that knitted the hat ...not sure how other hospitals give out hats but it seems that if you are donating items to a charity or non profit org, you can have confidence that someone, somewhere will appreciate your gift :)
May 11, 2013 09:01:35   #
joycevv (a regular here)
 
Our LYS has a baby hat contest every year and they are then all donated to our hospital. I went to visit a friend and her newborn yesterday. She had picked out a lovely one, and the nursery window had about a dozen little hats all lined up for decoration. It is very heart warming!
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