Saving premature babies one stitch at a time

What would you do if your baby weighed less than 4 pounds?
How would you clothe a baby too small for newborn sized clothing?
What if doll clothing was the only type of clothes that would fit your baby?

In a room where everything is too big; the hospital bed, gowns, beds, blankets, and baby bottles. Bite-sized hats made specifically for premature babies offer hope and warmth to the families who love and care for them.

Key facts

  • Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising.
  • Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age, responsible for nearly 1 million deaths in 2013.
  • Three-quarters of them could be saved with current, cost-effective interventions.
  • Across 184 countries, the rate of preterm birth ranges from 5% to 18% of babies born.

Join us.
Knit with us.
Help us provide warmth and hope to premature babies and their families.

Saving premature babies one knot at a time

This past weekend, our hands have been busy knitting to express what our hearts feel.

Because it is important for Preemie Parents with babies in the NICU to stay strong and give their little ones a stress free environment with lots of love and care, we are sending an extra large box of hats to the Connecticut region.

Although our NICU babies might not be directly impacted with the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary, there is an overwhelming heaviness of sadness everywhere and we are going to do everything we can to protect premature babies and hope that their young bodies continue to grow stronger.

If you have extra time, please consider sending a few hats our way.
Suite 2170, 281 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States of America

Share your hat pattern with us

Do you have a fun or cute hat pattern? Please share it with us!

Request a hat for your Premature baby

Know someone who needs some hats for their premature baby

Know a fabulous parent, hospital or organization that needs preemie baby hats? Tell us about their efforts and we might help out with a few hundred Precious Preemie Hats. Each of our hats are either hand-knitted or crocheted.

Questions? Email us: or write to us at:
Suite 2170, 281 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States of America

Wanted: Personal stories about premature babies

We have helped a lot of babies, and we can help so many more. But we need your help. We need personal stories.

When parents and grandparents share their stories about the emotions they experienced while having a child/grandchild in the NICU, it makes people really understand how much these hats really mean.

I know what it means, and some of our supporters know what it means, but a lot of people have no idea. With personal stories, we can reach out and let people know just how important our work is. Let people know how a hand-made hat by a stranger can add happiness and a sense of hope.

Of course, your name and other identifying information will stay anonymous.

Please remember, this is for the babies.

A million thanks!!

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Questions? Email us: or write to us at:
Suite 2170, 281 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
United States of America