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"Hello from the staff at Sinai- Samaritan Medical Center's Neonatal intensive Care Unit in Milwaukee WI. I started this project in October 1997 after chatting with some ladies on the quilters chat line. Our 50 bed level three nursery is now beginning to reap the rewards of my time at the computer. Our nursery help out approximately 700-1000 babies every year. The babies range in size from 1 pound to 13 pounds on occasion. The babies range in gestational age of between 23 weeks and 40 weeks gestation. 40 weeks being term. The average stay in the nursery is 2-3 months. We are still in need of the following items as they find homes as soon as they hit our doorstep:
Hats to fit the head circumference of 8-10 inches, made of any bright colored yarn. A pom pom on top is a nice added touch.
CROCHETED PREEMIE HAT--Bonnie Hagerman's pattern
Chain 21 (25, 29, 32, or 35)
Sc in second ch from hook and in each stitch across.
Ch 1 and turn.
Remaining rows: Sc in BLO of each stitch, ch and turn. Continue this pattern for 30 rows (36, 42, 50, or 56).
Fasten off leaving a two foot tail. Thread this through a tapestry needle. Weave in end of stitches, joining sides of row 1 and the last row. Now continue to weave around the top, pulling tightly and whip stitching to firmly secure the crown. Add a pom or bow.
blankets 12 inches by 12 inches in
bright colors and soft fabrics, also crocheted and knitted okay.
The Tenderhearted Volunteer Project:
Attn: Anita Herrera- Anderson R.N.
Anita that you read about her
project on Bev's Country Cottage,
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