Pattern: Teeny, Tiny Preemie Hats by Cheryl Andrews
Source: Free Ravelry Pattern
Yarn: Remnant Koigu Premium Merino
Needles: 2.75 dpns
Start:November 23 Finish: December 3, 12013
My Cousin and his wife were expecting identical twin boys when, early last month, Number One Son and I were in NYC staying with them. Being identical twins there was a chance the babies could be born any time so I decided to make a couple of these little caps to take along in case the babies made an appearance while we were there.
As it turned out, the babies stayed put and the hats stayed in my suitcase, returning with me 10 days later when we went back down for Christmas. The day after our arrival the twins were born on Christmas Eve and after time in two NICU wards with his boys, I showed my Cousin the hats and sure enough he was pleased they were too small. When we saw him again the next day on a break from the Hospital with his older son he said he had seen babies there for whom the fit would be good. So he took them and the next day dropped them off there to cover a couple of impossibly small heads.
Best of all, now, when non-knitters who learn I knit ask if I make things for hospitals, I can finally say Yes!
Up next....details on the sweaters I made for the twins. Thanks for dropping by today!