Hats for Bella’s Babies

When I was preparing for my New York holiday in April, I was looking around for a local knit / crochet charity. I knew I’d have about 20 hours of crochet time on the plane, and wanted to make something that I didn’t have to bring back home with me.

I came across Bella’s Babies. Their goal is to “Send every baby born at Southside Hospital home in something warm and cozy. Southside Hospital is located in Bay Shore on Long Island. They deliver about 200 babies a month. Most of the families who have babies there have nothing to bring their babies home in.”

Now that I’m back home, I still wanted to contribute, if only in a little way.

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These little baby hats (I call them beanies) are made from Stylecraft Special DK. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but it’s so lovely to work with, for an acrylic yarn.

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Purchased from Deramores, the delivery cost to Australia is very reasonable, and it comes in 52 colours!

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I have a good selection of colours now (and more on the way, shhhh)! I did become a little obsessed with colour choice, as you can see. Some combinations work better than others.

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The pattern is a very easy one, and is available for free if you join the Bella’s Baby Yahoo Group.

Beanie_10smlBeanie_18smlI feel I need to apologise for the photos, but until summer comes around, this is just what I have to work with. Even Moo is looking stunned with the sudden unexpected sunlight.

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13 thoughts on “Hats for Bella’s Babies

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  2. Pingback: More Hats for Bella’s Babies | A Conversation with Moo

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