Kidz First Children’s Hospital is one of the health services provided by Counties Manukau District Health Board.
Wool Programme – Guidelines
New knitted or crochet garments, sizes from prem up to 2 years, i.e. from 30cm to 50cm (12inch to 20 inch) chest size. Any colour, any size and preferably machine washable wool or acrylic. Double knit, 3 or 4 ply is most welcome.
Small toys: Knitted, crochet or fabric. Cot or bassinette sized blankets and cuddle rugs, crocheted or knitted, or polar fleece.
Blankets: Useful sizes are (approximate only):
Cot blanket – 120 x 150 cm (48 x 60 inches)
Bassinette blankets – 90 x 120 cm (36 x 48 inches)
Cuddle rugs – 1 metre square (40 inches square)
Car seat rugs – 50 x 60cm (20 x 24 inches)
Polar fleece: You can work buttonhole stitch or a crochet edging around the outside, or overlock.
Make 15x15cm squares, 30 stitches on size 8 (4mm) needles with double knitting (aka 8 ply or DK) wool. Work 60 rows garter stitch (every row knit). Cast off and sew together.
6 squares by 8 squares – 90 x 120cm
7 squares by 7 squares – approximately 1 sq metre
Alternatively, you can knit in strips, changing colour every 15cm to make squares. You will need 6 strips of 8 squares, or 7 strips of 7 squares. Sew the strips together to make the blanket.
All blankets – crochet, knit, or polar fleece in any colours, no matter how bright, and any design – are very welcome.
- SAHF Wool Programme Guidelines
- Beanie Pattern
- Creative Fibre Baby Cap pattern
- One Strand Booties
- Seamless Baby Booties
- Garter Stitch Baby Kimono
- One Piece Wrap Top (this is a short sleeved item, so lengthen the arms for a winter piece)
- Clementine’s Baby Kimono (you must be a Ravelry member to view this pattern)
- Angel’s Pocket (for the little ones who don’t make it)
When your group has a stack of items, please email us to arrange collection.
North Shore Hospice
Creative Fibre Auckland members are invited to make items for sale at the North Shore Hospice Opportunity Shops. If something extra special is given, a raffle may be held for it.
Items suggested – scarves, fingerless mittens, beanies, mini shawls, shrugs. Some of these may be given to patients as well.