The Knitters and Crocheters club for Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital NICU has issued an appeal for superhero capes to be made for babies ahead of Halloween.

On September 20, Rotunda NICU Knitters and Crocheters posted this call-out on Facebook:

We need a few more of these capes for our Superheroes in NICU for Halloween  They are a quick knit and can be done in...

Publiée par Rotunda Knitters & Crocheters sur Vendredi 20 septembre 2019

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The group requested that superhero capes be delivered by October 10 so they could be ready for the October 31 holiday.

The Rotunda NICU Knitters and Crocheters group is a volunteer organization that knits and crochets for the babies at Rotunda Hospital in Dublin.

They say: "With your donations, we make gift packs for NICU throughout the year (Easter, Summer, Halloween, Christmas, etc.) and provide hats for theatre, blankets, gowns and nests for the Bereavement Team, and various items to the Social Work Department on request."

The group says they accept:

  • blankets (from 24-36 inches square in any color)
  • cardigans (premature & newborn size)
  • hats (large premature or newborn size)
  • booties
  • knitted toys
  • angel nests & gowns (white only)

They provide patterns on their Facebook page, but you can use any pattern you’d like, and encourage knitters and crocheters to use their imagination when decorating.

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All items can be sent/dropped to Rotunda Knitters c/o  Rotunda Foundation, Rotunda Hospital, Dublin 1 at any time or contact the group for alternate arrangements.

A Knitters and Crocheters group for a Dublin NICU is asking for superhero capes to be made for premature babies ahead of Halloween.Rotunda Knitters & Crocheters, Facebook