UK Hand Knitting are giving away this pattern for you to knit for premature babies, and donate to the Bonnie Babies charity. It sends premature clothes and blankets to more than 150 UK special care baby units, helping hospital staff dress tiny arrivals and giving a message of support to parents. The charity welcomes items that are knitted, crocheted or sewn, and its goal for the first half of 2016 is to send out 3,000 blankets and 3,000 cardigans.
The hat is knitted in Sirdar Snuggly DK, and comes in two sizes: 22.5cm or 26cm, to fit babies born at 27-31 weeks, or 32-34 weeks. You can download the free pattern from the link at the bottom of the page.
For more information on Commit to Knit (and a free egg cosy pattern for Oxfam) click here.
And for more details of Bonnie Babies and how you can get involved, visit www.bonniebabies.co.uk. There are also lots of patterns available on their website, including sweaters, cardigans, bunting and teddy bears.
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