SIDs and Kids do around Australia. Why? Well because a customer asked if I could make a tiny beanie (head circumference of just 19cm) for her nephew who was born at 25 weeks and unfortunately didn't make it.
I of course said Yes. So with a tear in my eye I created the set shown below using a couple of different patterns as the basis to make this tiny set. Initially I thought I could use the crochet pattern I got from the Treasured Babies Programme, which is an initiative of SIDs and Kids Victoria, but it was too big.
To be honest I've found making this set very emotional, never before have I had a connection to the outfits I make for the Treasured Babies Programme. Every stitch has been done with love and I have prayed that God has helped my hands make the right size for this very special baby.
I showed my Husband the finished booties this morning and he couldn't believe how small they were and he mentioned how lucky we are to have never experienced the loss that these parents were going through.
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