Project Robby – Featured Charity of the Month – August

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A few days ago, Amanda contacted me on Facebook to ask if I could share information about Project Robby with my readers. I have to tell you my heart was touched and breaking when I read Robby’s Story. Amanda bravely shared Robby’s story with the world and she and her husband chose to honor his memory by establishing Project Robby.

Project Robby is our Featured Charity of the Month! Make Teeny Tiny Hats for Project Robby. Click to Tweet

Project Robby Featured Charity

Project Robby is a non-profit organization founded by Tanner and Amanda Smith, in loving memory of their son Robert James Smith, who was born at 23 weeks gestation. Read Robby’s Story here.

Project Robby accepts donations of tiny hats, blankets, angel wings, cocoons, and hat and blanket sets and distributes them to hospitals all over the United States. Project Robby also donates hat and blanket sets to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Photographers.

The mission of Project Robby is to provide items sized-to-fit Angel Babies of different gestational ages and to ensure families will have something tangible to hold onto that their loved one was able to wear.

Project Robby is currently requesting donations of:

Hospital Size Hats and Blankets

Hospital Sized Hats and Blankets

Current Needs at Project Robby

You can find out more about Project Robby on their Website, their page on The Mighty, their Facebook Group Page and Pinterest.

I offered to write a free crochet hat pattern for Project Robby…and I ended up writing a few different ones. I will link them below so you can pick and choose which you may like to use for your donations. Project Robby also has free pattern links available on their site and Pinterest page for you to choose from – so feel free to take a look there as well!

The patterns I have written are for Micro Preemie Crochet Caps in double crochet and half double crochet. Each of these patterns includes 4 sizes: 26-28 weeks gestation (2-3 pounds), 22-25 weeks gestation (1-2 pounds), 20-22 weeks gestation (10-15 ounces) and 16-20 weeks gestation (4-10 ounces). You can find these 2 patterns here:

Angel Baby and Micro Preemie Crochet Caps Together

Micro Preemie Crochet Caps (double crochet)

Angel Baby Crochet Caps (half double crochet)

The following two crochet patterns measure 3 inches wide (6 inches circumference) by 2 inches tall, based on the current needs at Project Robby:

Teeny Tiny Hats For Project Robby

Supplies

  • Yarn: Red Heart Soft, 100% Acrylic , Medium (4), (5 oz/141 g; 256 yds/234 m).
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I) {Furls Hollywood}
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker (optional)

Difficulty Level

BEGINNER

Finished Size

2 inches tall by 3 inches wide

Gauge

approximately 11 dc in 4 inches and 6.86 rounds in 4 inches
approximately 11 hdc in 4 inches and 10 rounds in 4 inches

Abbreviations

US Terminology used

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
MR – magic ring
R – row/round
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy

Notes

  • Do not count the initial ch 3,  or ch 2 as a stitch in the row-end counts
  • Do not count the sl st as a stitch in the row-end counts
  • Please note all age and size comparisons are approximate and have been calculated by comparing data from multiple size charts available online

Pattern Instructions

Teeny Tiny Hats in Double Crochet For Project Robby

Teeny Tiny Hats For Project Robby 1

20-22 weeks gestation
(10-15 ounces)

The finished hat measures: 2.4 inches tall and 3.25 inches wide (when on a flat surface). Finished circumference is 6.5 inches. This hat will fit head size of approximately 7.5 inches.

R1: MR: ch 3, 12 dc, sl st to the first dc to join [12]

R2: Ch 3, (2 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the next st) 5 times, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts,  sl st to the first dc to join [17]

R3: Ch 3, 1 dc in each st around, sl st to first dc to join [17]

R4: Rep R3, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [17]

 

Teeny Tiny Hats in Half Double Crochet For Project Robby

Teeny Tiny Hats For Project Robby

20-22 weeks gestation
(10-15 ounces)

The finished hat measures: 2 inches tall and 3.25 inches wide (when on a flat surface). Finished circumference is 6.5 inches. This hat will fit head size of approximately 7.5 inches.

R1: MR: ch 2, 10 hdc, sl st to the first hdc to join [10]

R2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each of the next 7 sts, 1 hdc in each of the next 3 sts,  sl st to the first hdc to join [17]

R3: ch 2, 1 hdc in each st around, sl st to the first hdc to join [17]

R4-R5: Rep R3, finish off with an invisible join and weave in ends. [17]

 

Get your Free Crochet Patterns for Micro Preemie Crochet Caps in 4 Gestational Sizes right here! Click to Tweet

 

If your charity is requesting taller hats, please see either of these two patterns which include slightly taller caps, in 4 sizes:

Micro Preemie Crochet Caps (double crochet)

Angel Babies Crochet Caps (half double crochet)

Angel Baby Crochet Hats and Micro Preemie Crochet Caps

please note ♥ the hats shown in the images in this post are the full length hats (not the shortened versions).

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  1. I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to make several blanket/hat/angel wing sets for Project Robby. Tanner & Amanda live just a hop, skip and jump from me, so I am looking forward to meeting them in the near future. My first delivery to PR will be tomorrow ~ I’m excited to be able to help.

    Thank you, Rhondda, for featuring Project Robby!