We have made 10 chicks for babies in the NICU to help celebrate their birth during this beautiful Spring season. The baby chicks are all different sizes, some were made on the newborn 24 peg loom, while others were made on the scarf loom using 18 or 16 pegs. We hope to fit all the different sized lil’ peanut heads in the NICU. These hats were truly a team effort, I made the yellow hats in my NICU “standard”, 3 rows of garter stitch for a flexible brim and the rest of the hat is e-wrapped. Vanessa crocheted the orange beaks and sewed the button eyes on. We actually ran out of buttons, so Antoinette graciously purchased more black buttons for these chicks’ eyes. For a finishing touch, I sewed little feathers (yarn strands knotted and cut) on top of their itty bitty heads.
And it looks like our Easter Bunnies are multiplying. We now have 2 toddler sized bunny, 1 for a boy and 1 a girl. We have 6 boy bunnies and 5 girl bunnies for babies in the NICU.
Here is a shot of our Easter Peeps so far. We hope that these hats will delight the children cancer warriors and the families of babies in the NICU to show that there are folks out there that really do care.