Knitting & Sewing
Free knitting patterns for the Neonatal Unit
Knitting for premature babies
Over many years the staff of The Simpson Neonatal Unit have been very appreciative of the generous and talented knitters 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 knitted 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.
Knitting & sewing for charity
But it is very exciting for us as a charity to announce a new knitting initiative which will be of benefit to the babies and parents in neonatal care.
We have a range of free knitting 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 knitters 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 knitting and sewing up.
• All sewing MUST be fastened securely.
• Please email the charity BEFORE you mail to the PO Box with quantity made. This will allow us to contact you with our thanks.
Free charity knitting patterns
Knitting for premature baby charity
In the coming months we shall launch our monthly new knitting patterns for free and available to download.
Where to donate knitted baby clothes
Please ONLY donate if you have used our free knitting patterns and adhere to our requirements. Please email the charity BEFORE you mail to the PO Box with 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
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