Ray of Hope is a local charity which knit / sew for premature, low birth weight and new born babies. They also supply free bereavement clothes for families who sadly suffer from early loss and still born babies
At the moment they are getting short of baby hats and have asked local residents to help out
Knitting can be left at Rydale Pharmacy (North Street, Crewe) and Bargain Booze (Waterloo Road, Haslington)
The knitting pattern is as follows:-
With Double Knitting wool and size 4mm (8,s) leave a 30Cm (12″) tail and cast on 36 stitches.
Row 1 Knit
Row 2 Purl These 3 rows form the pattern
Row 3 Knit
Repeat until you have approx. 14 to 16 Ridges Work will measure about 23cms ( 9″). Leaving another 30cm (12″) tail, Cast off loosely. With the ridges upwards 1111 thread up a large eyed needle and weave in and out of ridges as close to the top as possible. Pull up tight ( There will be a small hole, that’s ok)
Next thread up the other thread and sew up side seam.
Please use any pastel colour or white. If you wish to use darker colours, please put some lighter ridges
The hospital sometimes uses beany type hats but they must be large enough