Saturday, November 05, 2005
Calling all knitters/crocheters;/hat makers!
I need a bit of help here ladies. My son is tiny (allow myself to introduce...myself: Miss W, Mistress of the Obvious!). The little old ladies who volunteer at the hospital knit hats for all the NICU babies. Except they are all bigger than my son right now.
I went to Babies'r'Us and looked at their PITIFUL supply of preemie clothing. I bought two hats hoping *maybe* they would work. They will not. They define preemie as "0-7 lbs" What the fuck?
I bought two cotton/jersey ones and plan to wash them in the hopes that they will shrink up a little bit for him.
Whenever we take him out of the isolette to be held, he has to wear a hat. The one that fit well while he was on CPAP got damaged from the pins that were holding the tubes against his head. He's got a couple that look like they will fit in about 3-4 weeks. In the meantime, there is one knit hat that is rather cute, but he hates it. It might just be that he, like his parents, doesn't want to wear a hat. But it could also be because that hat was not made with the softest of yarn.
I know nothing about how to size a hat, but for those of you who make them, it shouldn't be a long project, I mean, he's not even 3 lbs yet (soon, I pray...so long as those feeds work) so I can't imagine a hat for him would be that many stitches.
If you are willing to take on a project like that, let me know and I can get whatever information you need -- I'll measure around his head if you need that. I'll send you all the shipping information. I'll pay you for your time and services. I just know that it's not something I know how to do and I seriously hate the manufacturers of clothing for preemies.
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