The photos are from two posts from Suture for a Livings archives (here and here). Our local children‘s hospital continues to participate in the Knitting for Noggins campaign. During the winter, the hospital gives a hat to each patient leaving the hospital. Here are some of their specifications:
Hats will be collected between September 2010 through March 2011. They ask that a donor form be completed.
Keep in mind to use both boy colors as well as girl colors.
Their greatest need is for large hats for school-age kids, teens and adults. We ask that hats be approximately the size of an average cantaloupe or larger. Infant size – at least 16” in circumference. Child size – at least 18” in circumference. Teenager size – at least 21” in circumference.
Due to infection control, all needlework items must be made out of new materials (not recycled items).
We also ask that items be free of any odor or pet hair.
Hats can be mailed or delivered your hats to Arkansas Children’s Hospital or deliver your hats to any of the knitting stores listed at ACH website.
The ACH website has a “book of patterns.” Here are some others:
Bulky Rib Beanies–pattern
Toboggan Hat– pattern
Preemie Stocking Cap– pattern