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Crochet jacket and hat for premature babies


Free crochet patterns for the Neonatal Unit

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Crochet for premature babies

Over many years the staff of The Simpson Neonatal Unit have been very appreciative of the generous and talented individuals who have donated ventilator hats, jackets and blankets for the very smallest and sickest babies in their care.


However, with the onset of the Covid infection, the unit were required to refrain from taking in items as they could not be washed at the high temperature which was implemented by the NHS. It has been unfortunate to have to turn away all the volunteers who have contacted the unit and the SSCB charity who work their magic with yarn and needles.

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Hand made crochet for charity

But it is very exciting for us as a charity to announce our free crochet patterns which will be of benefit to the babies and parents in neonatal care.


We have a range of free crochet patterns designed especially for us which will be offered to parents on discharge from the ward and also used in our fundraising campaigns and events.


Please use new yarn and 100% polyester filling.

While we appreciate that individuals have different abilities and as these are gifts for babies and families who have gone through so much, we would appreciate a high quality of crochet and sewing up. 

All sewing MUST be fastened securely.

Please enclose with your package your name, email address and/or home address with the quantity made. This will allow us to contact you with our thanks.

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crochet jacket and crochet hats

Free crochet patterns

Crochet for premature baby charity

Our crochet patterns are free to download.

Crochet Jacket
Free Pattern


Our baby jacket is simple in design but can be adapted to the skill of the maker.

Crochet Beanie Hat
Free Pattern

Beanie Hat

Our hats can be simple Beanie style or add a heart motif.

Crochet Beanie Hat with brim
Free Pattern

Beanie Hat with brim

Our hats can be simple Beanie style or you can add a brim with a heart motif.

Stay in the loop

Keep informed of our free crochet patterns.


If you wish to register with us as a volunteer knitter/crocheter, please contact us, choose ‘Knitting/Crochet’ and tell us your ability; beginner, intermediate, experienced.

Thank you.

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Where to donate crochet baby clothes

Please ONLY donate if you have used our free crochet patterns and adhere to our requirements. Please enclose with your package your name, email address and/or home address with the quantity made. This will allow us to contact you with our thanks:

Simpsons Special Care Babies

PO Box 12258

North West DO

Comely Bank Road



Thank You

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Other charities for knitting donations

You may wish to consider donating knitted items to one of the other ‘baby’-related charities, namely Held In Our Hearts (formerly SANDS Lothians) and SiMBA (Simpson Memory Box Appeal).

Both charities are currently accepting donations of knitting and sewing, although you should bear in mind that they only accept certain items – details of these, including downloadable patterns can be found on their respective websites:

Held In Our Hearts

Held In Our Hearts (formerly SANDS Lothians) or follow on Facebook


SiMBA knitting

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