Premie hats for Masonic Children's Hospital

When we get very small hats, Amy sets them aside for a drop-off to a location that serves premature babies. We've donated in the past to Whittier Clinic and Masonic Children's Hospital. This is a little outside our mission, but we do make sure the hats go to a good cause when we get them. In general, we encourage people to make hats a little larger as we've found there isn't a big need for small hats within those who are being treated for cancer. Even kids have surprisingly large heads, and are often in an "adult small size" by the time they're 9 or 10. So, the rule of thumb is: go up! That said, remember that people who are in treatment for cancer have often lost their hair, and that makes their hat size a little smaller than it would be if they were well. Most of our volunteers try the hats on their own heads when they're trying to size them. If it fits you, you know it'll fit someone else too!

On Feb. 1, 2017, we dropped off 72 hats for the NICU at the U of M Masonic Children's Hospital in Minneapolis. They were very grateful for these soft, sweet hats. (And yes, all 72 fit in those two gift bags - you can fit a lot of small hats in a single bag!)


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