One NICU hospital is asking for 'college' football colors this time of year which don't come in baby colors...they have Red Heart team spirit yarn that is perfect and the right thickness but a bit rough. We aren't suppose to use anything with smells to it because it's for babies. Any ideas how I can soften the whole skein or the finished hats and blankets? Finding the yarn was exciting until it arrived and I started using it. Thanks for any suggestions.