Beanies for Newborn Babies

Beanies for Newborn Babies


10 in stock


All over South Africa, babies being born to impoverished families ~ some of these precious little ones are going home wrapped in newspaper as the families can’t afford a snugly blanket for their newborn child.

The Beanies 4 Teenies project sadly doesn’t exist any more, but Natural Yarns remains a drop-off point for preemie and newborn hats – when we have collected a number of beanies, we will distribute the little hats to hospitals in need. These will be either to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Mowbray Maternity Hospital or the Tygerberg Hospital. 

10 in stock


Yarn to use:
Any soft, natural fibre yarn can be used for this project, so please feel free to knit or crochet from your stash yarn for this project

  • Recommended: Nurturing Fibres Eco-Cotton / Eco-Fusion / Vinni’s Nikkim / Bambi~ You can use your stash or purchase these on our website.
  • 1 ball will knit approx. 1.5 beanies in a newborn baby size. (2 balls = 3 hats) For crochet, budget for a little more yarn.

Your beanies may be knitted or crocheted.

Download the knitting pattern here
You can find a crochet pattern here
Or use your own!

The approximate sizes to make the beanies to are as follows:

To Fit  Preemie Newborn
inches 12 14
cm’s 30.5 35.5
Length (crown to base of ear)
inches 4.25 5
cm’s 11 12.5

If you want to share your hat pattern or recipe with us, please do!

Getting your beanies to us:
You can send or drop off hats at Natural Yarns – Shop 6 and 7 Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie Road, Cape Town, 7975
If you are participating and happy to also be a collection point for people in your area, then please let me know.

This is an on-going project.

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  1. Cape Town Yarn Festival

    9 August 2019 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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