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.

Heroes Wanted! Let’s help these babies

If you know someone who is pregnant and is on drugs, please tell them to watch this video.

Some premature babies are born to mothers who use drugs. We created Precious Preemie Project to provide warmth and hope to all premature babies. If you know how to knit or crochet, please knit with us. Each month, we donate hand-knitted hats to premature babies in the NICU.

Send an inspirational note to a Premature Baby

Write an inspirational note to a preemie and we will place it on one of our Precious Preemie Hats and give it to a premature baby.

**Notes will be given with hats AND will be listed here.

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