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How to Send Beanies, NICU Blankets
and Yarn List

FREE Mailing Labels


Guidelines for Knitters and Knotters

Guidelines for Making Beanies (Required Yarn List) (PDF)
Knots of Love Submission Form (PDF)
Knots of Love Mailing Labels (PDF)

Knots of Love for Baby Neonatal Blankets: Any soft, cozy, lightweight yarn can be used for Neonatal Blankets. Size 18″ x 24″
We recommend using any of the yarns on our Required Yarn List for beanies when making your NICU blankets. Please remember, these blankets are laid over tiny preemie babies that often weigh as little as 1lb. We want our blankets to become a family treasure. Because after all, they are wrapping their angel 👼 in your blanket.

Please note:
We do not accept PREEMIE and INFANT hats. Hospitals tell us they are inundated with them.
We will no longer accept LOOMED hats due to the inconsistency of patterns and quality. Please contact us if you have special circumstances and would like to make beanies using the loom.

Knots of Love continues to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely.
Our number one priority is the health and well-being of our recipients and volunteers during these challenging times.

To protect the health and well-being of our cap recipients, we have a few guidelines for people making Knots of Love cap:
• Wash, dry, and bag your creations before sending them to us. One bag or box is sufficient for all your gifts of love.
• Please hold your washed and sealed package for 14 days before mailing, shipping, or delivering them.
• Must be new.
• Thinner, seamless, non-lumpy caps are good for sleeping and increased comfort.
• No see-through caps. (Patients don’t like to see their bald heads through the caps.)
• Yarn must be fragrance-free, smoke-free and pet hair-free.
• Must be washable.
• Must be made with yarns from our guidelines/approved yarn list.

Covid-19 Protocol
Our number one priority is the health and well-being of our recipients and volunteers during these challenging times.
Our Covid-19 safety protocol has been applauded by hospitals across the country.
The board and I understand that the protocol we set forth is a bit more work for you our makers. However, we know you understand how important it is to keep the patients we serve safe and to keep everyone who comes into contact with our gifts of love safe and healthy. We thank you for your understanding during these challenging times.Knots of Love Covid-19 safety protocol.

1. All makers are now required to wash, dry, and bag their creations before sending them to us.
2. All makers are now required to hold their washed and sealed package for 14 days before mailing, shipping, or delivering them.

All incoming shipments will be held for two weeks in a Knots of Love storage unit before arriving at the Knots of Love office. Outgoing shipments to hospitals will be bagged, labeled, sealed, and only handed off to UPS once the proper amount of time has elapsed relative to their final shipping destinations.

Questions asked and answered:
Q: Does each item have to be bagged individually?
A: No, Each item does not need to be bagged individually. One bag after you wash and dry your gifts of love is sufficient.

Q: What do you mean we bag them?
A: After you wash and dry (make sure they are completely dry after they cool) your creations, place them in a small trash bag, ziplock bag, or a simple plastic bag with a tie. (We recycle bags!)

Q: Can the submission slips be enclosed with the newly washed and sealed items or do they need to be taped to the outside of the bag(s)?
A: Please tape the submission forms on the outside of the bags.

Q: Do we need to use non-scented soap for washing our items?
A: Non-scented soap would be great, however, we understand this is an added expense so it is not necessary.

Thank you, everyone, for your love, support, and understanding. Cancer patients, families, doctors, and nurses appreciate you!!

Cancer Patient Approved Yarn List

Please use yarn from our tested yarn list when making Knots of Love caps and Neonatal Intensive Care Blankets.  All our yarns have been tested by cancer patients and families of fragile tiny lives. All yarns have been deemed soft enough for the extremely sensitive and often blistered bald heads of cancer patients and Mom and Dad's who swaddle their newborns.

* Some of the yarns have been discontinued. However they can still be found on-line or in some retail stores, depending on where you live.

Head Size Chart

Please use this chart to determine what size cap you would like to make.

The height noted is the total height of the hat including the brim.
Size            Circumference       Height
Small         18-20 in.                  6.5-7 in.
Medium      20-22 in.                 7-8 in.
Large         22-24.5 in.               8-10 in.

Have Caps to Send?

If your caps meet the Knots of Love criteria listed at the top of this page, the shipping information and forms you need 
can be found here.