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..that the solution to inequality, pain, suffering, and lack in the world is ‘those that have’ sharing willingly from the heart with ‘those that have not’ who are sick and/or needy.

Warm clothing and bedding for babies, quilts for the aged or ill, books for the disadvantaged, essentials and household goods for those who have lost everything in floods, house fires, or due to job loss; these are just some of the need we assist with. You can help.
 

Aug
26

Relief Share – Knitted baby hat pattern for newborn – free, fun, quick, easy!

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Relief Share – Knitted baby hat pattern for newborn – free, fun, quick, easy!

Baby hats are so easy! All you do is cast on 60 stitches on size 7 circular needles – mine are 16″ circulars and knit for 5 1/2″ to 6″ then decrease.

The decrease is done by knitting the 8th stitches together, then knit the next row then knitting the 7th stitches together, then knit the next row then knitting the 6th stitches together, then knit the next row then knitting the 5th stitches together, then knit the next row then knitting the 4th stitches together, then knit the next row then knitting the 3th stitches together, then knit the next row then knitting the 2th stitches together, then knit the next row then cut the thread long and thread a yarn needle. Run the yarn through the last few stitches and pull tight. Weave in the end. Voila! Done!

Here is a hat I finished last night.  Instead of doing the top of the hat in the pattern above, I used the last few stitches to knit an icord and then knotted it.  Sometimes I will do an icord loop.  These hats are fun, quick and easy to knit and the hospital and homeless shelters love them.

If you knit your hats in purple and donate them, you are honoring the ‘prevent shaken baby syndrome’ effort.  This is a serious problem and a simple purple hat can help hospitals work with new parents to stop this growing trend that is hurting little ones.

If you have a picture of a baby hat you did you would like to share – please email your picture to info@reliefshare.org with the pattern and we would be happy to include it on our blog.

All of us working together creates a synergy that blesses the lives of the babies we love so much and bonds us together in friendship and purpose.

If you would love to share some of your yarn stash with the volunteers to knit and crochet baby hats, cocoons, afghans and layettes – please send your donation to Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd, Houston, MO 65483-2225.

All donations are tax deductible.  Share the love ;-)

Hugs

Carol Green
President
ReliefShare.org

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5 Comments

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[...] we would love to hear about that, too.BABY BOOTIES – quick and easy and they fit!BIBS, BURP CLOTHSBABY HATS – knitted on circular needles, fast and fun!BRAIDED WOVEN BALL – knitted, very interesting and [...]

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I have been knitting 8″ squares of acrylic or a blend with some wool for blankets. Do you accept just the squares and have someone who will sew them together? My vision is not the best.
Martha

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Thank you so much, Martha. We have wonderful volunteers who would be happy assemble them. It is our combined work that makes miracles happen.

Hugs
Carol Green
President/Founder
ReliefShare.org

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Is the above hat recipe for worsted weight yarn?
Thank you for your good work. I’d love to
Donate some baby hats!

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Thank you so much, Kelley, for offering to donate some much needed knitted hats for our sick and needy babies. Yes, the pattern is for worsted weight, we used Love That Yarn from Hobby Lobby (our personal favorite :-) but you can also make it from any weight yarn you like. We donate to micro preemies all the way up to adults so you can knit all sizes of hats. Many of the babies in hospital really benefit from a hat to keep their strength for healing and growing instead of just trying to stay warm. Most of their body’s heat is lost through the head so a hat is critical in helping them stay warm ;-) The address to send finished hats to is Relief Share, 6078 Lundy Rd., Houston, MO 65483-2225. Thanks again, we appreciate you!

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