- mainly men - warm hats, balaclavas, scarves,
gloves, fingerless mittens and any type of jumper. All preferably
in dark or neutral colours.
- men and women - cardigans, bed socks, bed jackets, leg warmers
for women. Cardigans, jumpers, gilets/sleeveless jumpers and
bedsocks for men.
Please note that we currently have less demand
for knee blankets. If knitting groups love knitting or crocheting
squares for knee blankets, could we please ask that they are
made up into a size that could be used as a bed throw or blanket
instead e.g. 6’ x 4’. These have many uses for families
and the homeless.
Children aged 2 –10 - jumpers,
cardigans, hats, gloves and scarves. Please make sure neck opening
of jumpers are large enough to pull over their heads comfortably.
up to 2 years old - cardigans (rather than matinee jackets),
hat and mitten sets, baby bootees. Please tack any matching
Shawls in soft baby colours - 40” x 40” (1m x 1m)
Buggy blankets - 5’ x 4’ / 5’ (150cm x 120
/150cm) to fold and cocoon babies before putting in the buggies.
- We have a requirement for several items for premature babies
in the neonatal units in hospitals. The sizes and materials
of these items are very specific, as the babies are very small
and their skin very delicate. Patterns should be smooth and
soft – no lumps and bumps.
• If possible please use 4 ply for the clothing
although DK is acceptable for some hospitals
• Blankets and shawls are fine in DK
• Patterns should be smooth and soft – no lumps
Hats, mittens and bootees
V necked cardigans to fit 12” and 14” (30cm and
White shawls - 24” x 24” (60cm x 60cm)
Blankets - 16” x 32” (40cm x 80cm)
20” x 22”/25” (50cm x 55/62cm)
Light blankets, fleeces and quilts - 30” x 30” (75cm
Fleeces and quilts - 18” x 18” (45cm x 45cm) very
smooth to lie babies on.
lots of knitting patterns especially designed for premature
babies click here: Ray
of Hope's Babywear Patterns
read and take note of their copyright conditions.
you so much for whatever contribution you are able to make,
it will certainly go to a good home.
information on How to help click HERE