Project Sweet Caroline

Okay, you guys know I don’t push things very often.

However, I am taking part in an ongoing project to knit hats for preemies. The project is called Project Sweet Caroline, and is being run by Melissa, aka Meliabella on Ravelry.

If, like most of us, you have an accumulation of small bits of superwash sock yarn lying around (wool/nylon blend or just 100% superwash is great, but please no cashmere, silk, etc. as some babies have a sensitivity) and a little time to spare, please consider joining this ongoing project.

There is a link to the basic hat pattern on the page, and it’s a really great way to use up small amounts of yarn. The hats are really easy, and I found it took less than an hour to knit one.

Curious George wearing a hat for Project Sweet Caroline

Information on where the hats will go is also on the page, and Meliabella says that she can be messaged through Ravelry so that people can let her know how many hats they are contributing.

Thanks for considering contributing to this project. Hopefully, I will soon be seeing a bunch of new preemie hats on folks’ Ravelry pages!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. starriknytes
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 07:28:32

    That’s a wonderful thing to do. I spent 5 years as a cuddler in our NICU, and know how important these tiny hand knitted hats are. They are so appreciated. Thank you for giving your time and resources for such a worthy cause.


  2. otherdeb
    Mar 08, 2012 @ 09:40:30

    Hi starriknytes! Welcome to my little corner of the knittingverse!

    Wow! 5 years? That must have been so satisfying and heartbreaking at the same time.

    Actually, thanks should go to Meliabella for running this project. I’m just happy to have a good place to use up the leftover yarn. I’m always glad to find a project that makes a difference in the world; to find one that makes a difference *and* uses up the odds and ends of yarn one accumulates over the years is just gravy!


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