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Knitting groups knit and donate hundreds of hats for newborns at Harrogate Hospital

Two local knitting groups have knitted and donated hundreds of hats for newborn babies at Harrogate Hospital.

Knitting groups knit and donate hundreds of hats for newborns at Harrogate Hospital Two local knitting groups have knitted and donated hundreds of hats for newborn babies at Harrogate Hospital. ‘Knitting Pretty’ and ‘Knit and Natter’ responded to a call on social media from a Harrogate midwife who asked for hats for newborn babies. More than 350 hats have since been handmade and donated to the hospital. Newborns require hats to prevent the loss of heat through their heads, which can cause difficulties in regulating temperature. Sian Cox, one of the knitters who spearheaded the project, said:

“I saw a post a few weeks ago on a national crochet and knitting group from a lady called Leanne Spencer, a midwife at Harrogate Hospital, crying out for knitted hats for newborn babies. “I mentioned it in our 'knit and natter' group and also to Diane Watson, owner of Knitting Pretty in Knaresborough, and within 2 weeks we had donations of 350+ hats. “We took them to the maternity ward last weekend and met some of the wonderful midwives who were really grateful for our support.”
Knitting group ‘Knit and Natter’ meet every Wednesday at The Lavender Tea Rooms in Knaresborough. The shop has been used as a drop-off points for knitted items to be donated. Sian added:
“Harrogate Hospital needs up to 2,000 hats a year for newborn babies. We are so pleased to be able to support them in such a wonderful endeavour.”
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