For the first year (2021) of providing hats for the newborn nursery at Clarkson Hospital the Ladies of St Matthew sent a total of 319 hats in 557 volunteer hours. Thank you so much.
BABY HATS ARE NEEDED!
The hats are only for newborns. The maternity center at Nebraska Medical will be taking them and giving them to their babies.
You can place the baby hat in a zip lock bag in the bin next to the WWG table.
GUIDELINES from the maternity center for the baby hats:
SIZE: Baby hats need to fit an average size newborn.
We do not currently take donations for NICU/premie size babies.
To help with sizing, the requested measurements for newborn hats are – head circumference of 10” – 12” (and no larger than 14”) and hat length of 6”-7”.
YARN TYPE: choose for softness and ease of wash ability (ideally the baby soft yarns)
Items are to be from new/clean material and also from smoke and pet free homes.
If items are laundered, please do so with free & clear or baby detergent.
Our newborns do also love a themed hat, so feel free to do those in addition to the traditional blues, greens, purple, pinks, etc. i.e. February-heart month, March-St. Paddy’s/green, October-pumpkins, etc.
Please: no removable parts for example, pom-poms, buttons or bows as those can be a choke-hazard.
Please place a note with the baby hat in the ziplock bag stating your name and length of time spent making the hat. Thank you again for your support and help!
For questions please contact Mary Fran Williamson Click Here subject line "Baby Hats"