Monday, June 30, 2008

Super Simple Knit Preemie Blanket

Super Simple Knit Preemie Blanket

Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart)
Size 11 Knitting Needles

Cast on 52 stitches.
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Knit
Row 3-?: Repeat row 2 until blanket measures 18" in length. Bind off.

**Entire blanket is worked in garter stitch. If you use a varigated yarn it makes a lovely blanket. You can add a crochet edging if you like or adorn with crochet appliques - the possiblities are endless.*
© Teresa Bowman 2005
You may use or share this pattern for charity purposes only. Not to be used for items that will be sold.

Loomed Preemie Tube Bootie Pattern

Loomed Preemie Tube Bootie

Loom: 16 Peg RG Round Bootie Loom
Yarn: 4 Ply Worsted Weight
Stitch: Single Stitch

Instructions:
Using 1 strand of yarn, cast on using the “E” method.
Wrap pegs again – now you have 2 rows on pegs.
Knit off row by lifting bottom stitch over the top stitch – continue around loom.
Wrap yarn all around again and knit off as before.
Continue this until you have completed 10 rows.
Now for the cuff: lift the cast on row up through center of loom and place
The stitches on the pegs – one stitch at a time creating two stitches on pegs.
Knit this row off and your brim is completed.
Wrap yarn around again and knit off as before.
Continue this until you have completed 20 rows.
Now to finish off: remove bootie from loom with the gathering method –
Pull end closed and secure – this finishes the toe.
Now --- make one more J

Teresa Bowman
Teeny Tiny Treasures
© March, 2005

Loomed Preemie Hat

Loomed Preemie Hat

Loom: 30 Peg FG Round Loom
Yarn: 4 Ply Worsted Weight
Stitch: Single Stitch

Instructions:
Using 1 strand of yarn, cast on using the “E” method.
Wrap pegs again – now you have 2 rows on pegs.
Knit off row by lifting bottom stitch over the top stitch – continue around loom.
Wrap yarn all around again and knit off as before.
Continue this until you have completed 10 rows.
Now for the cuff: lift the cast on row up through center of loom and place
The stitches on the pegs – one stitch at a time creating two stitches on pegs.
Knit this row off and your brim is completed.
Wrap yarn around again and knit off as before.
Continue this until you have completed 14 rows.
Now to finish off: remove hat from loom with the gathering method –
Pull end closed and secure – this finishes the top.
You can add a pompom or tassels if you wish – if not you are done J

Teresa Bowman
Teeny Tiny Treasures
© March, 2005

10 Minute Crochet Preemie Hat

Teresa’s 10 Minute Crochet Preemie Hat

Materials:
G Hook
Worsted Weight Yarn

**I have timed this pattern and it actually only takes me 10 minutes to make a hat. How simple can you get J

This hat is worked in the round – do not turn after each row.

Ch 3
Rnd 1: 12 dc in 3rd chain from the hook, join with a sl st to beginning ch 3.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, dc in same stitch as ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join with sl st to beginning ch 2.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, join with sl st to beginning ch 2.
Rnd 4-7: Repeat row 3.
Rnd 8: Ch 1, sl st in each dc around, join with sl st to beginning ch 1, fasten off. Weave in ends.
Rnd 8 Variations:
Ch 1, reverse sc around, join & fasten off.
Ch 1, sc around, join & fasten off.
Ch 1, sc, *ch 1, sc*, repeat * around, join & fasten off.

This is an excellent pattern to use up scraps, just make each row, a different color, or make hat one color and Rnd 8 a different color. Just be creative!

©Teresa Bowman – 2004
You may use or share this pattern for charity purposes only. Not to be used for items that will be sold.
**Size of hat can be adjusted by going to a larger or smaller hook.

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But with it also went the free patterns section that so many folks are asking about. So I will post the patterns here for those who would like those.

Hugs to you all.

Friday, June 27, 2008

June is Over?

It is hard to believe that the month of June is gone. Time certainly goes by quickly - especially when you are busy.

And busy the TTT volunteers certainly were! With school being out, gardens starting, and vacation time the month of June is always a busy month for everyone so our numbers are usually lower. But the month turned out to be a really good one for the babies.

For the month of June the following was delivered:
149 blankets, 192 hats, 15 clothing items, 156 pr. of booties, 7 bibs/burp pads, 101 stuffed animals, and 12 tote bags.
A grand total of 632 items - delivered to 9 hospitals.

Awesome job everyone!

Thanks to everyone who made this month a super one for the little ones.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Marvelous May...

It was a marvelous May for TTT. Even though this was a very busy month for so many of our members.....school ending, graduations, weddings, vacations..etc. it was an outstanding month.

We had so many lovely items to send to the little ones this month and they were all so appreciated by the hospital staff and their families. Thank you all so much for sharing the love with the little ones.

And now for our totals.....
Blankets - 194....Hats - 694....Gowns, Shirts etc. - 26.... Booties - 174 pair
Burp Pads - 51...Animals - 114.... Tote Bags - 45 .....for a total of 1,298 items!
We served 9 Hospitals in May :)

For the month of June we will be working on items with a holiday theme - 4th of July! So find that red, white and blue yarns, fabrics and ribbons and dress with babies in the colors of USA!

Have a wonderful month all and special blessings on each of you.....