Knitters needed: Traffic light hat appeal at DBTH

We have a task for local knitters as our neonatal and maternity units are calling for more ‘traffic light hats’.

Worn by our new-born tots, these knitted garments in green, orange and red are incredibly important, with each signalling what level of care is required for each infant at a glance.

These hats are used within the first 24 hours of the baby’s life and are then taken home with them as a keepsake.

If you wish to put your knitting skills to use, your help is much appreciated!

Send your hats to:

Communications Department, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Armthorpe Road Doncaster South Yorkshire DN2 5LT.

These hats will be distributed amongst our units in both Doncaster and Worksop.

The pattern:

We accept green, orange/yellow and red.

Small: Using 4mm needles cast on 50 stitches. Work in K2, P2 RIB for 28 rows.

K2TOG along row. If you don’t have enough stitches K1.
P2TOG along row. If you don’t have enough stitches P1.
Break wool and thread through stitches and pull tights.
Over sew seam.

Medium: Work as small hat but 60 stitches and 32 rows.

Large: Work as small hat but 70 stitches and 36 rows.

A huge thank you to Lynne Beckett for sharing this pattern – Preemies UK, all rights reserved.