20 February 2014

Knit one, purl one

Baby Bonnets, Charleston, S.C.
Aren't they adorable? Almost every one of the babies (over two hundred a month) born at our hospital has a hand knit or crochet bonnet. Ladies in the community bring me bags of the most beautiful handiwork. For some families it may be the only handmade item they will have.

I love delivering the bags of hats to the nursery nurses. At different times of the year I get festive Christmas hats in red with a white fluffy border, Clemson and Carolina School colors, orange for Halloween and a couple of camouflage hats thrown in for some proud hunting father to give his baby.

This particular batch was made by the knitting circle at Bishop Gadsden Retirement Home. Thanks ladies!


Kate said...

What a great community effort; makes me wish I knew how to knit!!

Charlestonjoan said...

I can although I haven't done it for years. I may end up a retired bonnet knitting lady. I can see that happening!

William Kendall said...

That is indeed beautiful knitting!

Donna Gill Colestock said...

Oh, I think I need to re-learn to knit and crochet! Adorable!!!

Marcheline said...

As a crocheter, there's nothing more inspiring than having a project! If I try to crochet without an intended recipient, it's never satisfying. What you've blogged about is beneficial both to the babies and to the ladies who are knitting/crocheting the hats - a win/win all around!