Rosie's Cozies

Rosie's Cozies is a project created to honor the families of those fighting for the lives of their children in the NICU.

Rosanna DeVries was born at 23 weeks and after two rollercoaster weeks, the Lord chose to take her home.  This project is meant to honor little Rosie's life and the family who fought for her. 

Rosie's Cozies are donated from all over the world from people who want to bring a smile to the faces of families and an adorable hat for their child in the NICU.

If you would like to make hats for the babies at Rosie's NICU (Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI), please mail them to:

Rosie's Cozies
6026 Kalamazoo Ave SE #119
Kentwood, MI 49508

Donations for Rosie's Cozies are welcome and can be made by clicking on the "Donate" button on the side bar.  Donations raised will be given to Helen DeVos for the families with children in the NICU.

Please feel free to use these patterns to make hats for babies in your own local NICU.  I love to hear who is donating where, so don't hesitate to let me know if you have sent hats.

Organizations and groups wanting to use these patterns as a project are welcome to do so.  Please only use patterns for personal use and donations. 

If you have other free patterns to share that are crochet or knit, I would LOVE to add them!  Please share!
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  1. Just finished 10 hats to send to Rosie's Cozies. We sincerely pray that these help all those little ones. Thanks for blogging this charity need. CRSisters

  2. Thank you so much for linking to this. My baby boy was born 8 weeks early and I will never forget our time in the NICU. I will definitely be making these and sending them for other families and little ones! God Bless! Meg

  3. This little pattern is just wonderful! I do a great deal of charity knitting/crochet and my heart has always been towards preemie clothing. I am looking forward to making this and sending it off to Knit4Charities who I support. Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing. Paula Willson, Tete, Mozambique, Africa

    1. Paula, I hope you get this! I tried to email you and it didn't work, it kept getting sent back to me.

      I recieved your gorgeous hats and love them! Thank you sooooo much! The size was great! You may also make bigger hats, as they need hats of all sizes. As the babies grow they need larger hats,.

      You are such a blessing! Thank you!! God bless!

    2. Hello! You have the only pattern I have found for babies this size. I made two hats for a baby boy born at 23 weeks gestation. He weighed 17 oz when he was born. He is still in the NICU, but is doing great! I will make more for him. Thank you so much! God Bless!

  4. Thank you for posting this! I will most definitely be donating (more) hats! My son was a 23 weeker, born in January, and he was very lucky to survive and have no lasting complications. His NICU stay was four months, and I know first hand how much something small, even just a hat, can brighten a day. I've kept all of his hats from NICU to remind me how someone so small made such a big impact on my life and many others. Thank you :)

  5. Are you still collecting handmade preemie hats? Although I now live in SE Michigan, I am from Kentwood, MI - in fact, right around the corner from you (60th & K'zoo)!

    I love knitting and crocheting these hats, but am having a hard time finding a place to send them. And since you're from my home town (and my college, even!), I'd love to contribute!

  6. I feel for all the mother's that have early babies and worrying for their child .

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  8. Well here it is 2014 and I would like to know if you are still accepting donations. I live in mid-MI, and would like to crochet charity babies.

  9. I've just tried to repin your to my Preemie board and the error msg 'we have had to suspend links from this account due to suspicious activity' came up, just thought you would like to check it out.

    Your preemie patterns are beautiful thankyou. I make items for my local SCBU (i'm in the UK) and it's great to find new patterns.

  10. Can these be dropped off at that location? I live just down the road (near 48th and Kalamazoo) so there's no sense in mailing them.

  11. Very glad I found your website...def need an old English "D" for baby project (Detroit Tigers). I found your pattern via Pinterest, but the photos showing step-by-step aren't showing up. I think I can make it without. I just wanted to let you know:)

  12. I lost one of my twin Girls in Sept. 1962, they were only 20 weeks and had Hyalin Membrane disease, the other twin is now 53 years old(I am 75). I make LOTS of various caps for newborns and preemies. I usually don't have a pattern, I just pick up hook and yarn, and God does the rest. I would love to share these, but I am NO GOOD at making a pattern from the finished article - yet I can look at an item and figure how to make it (most of the time). So, I can send photos, and maybe others can figure it out, also, just by looking?
    I make 100+ each month for a hospital and I also make blankets for a children's hospital, as well as "Footies"; and lap robes for shut-ins and the Nursing Home here. I live in a small, poor country town south of Waco, Texas, and even something small means a LOT to these people!
    I also make COOKIES for the families of the kids at the Children's Hosp. Sometimes they feel really depressed, not knowing if their child is going to live or die, and the homemade cookies put a BIG smile in their faces every time!!
    Thank all of you who donate to these good causes, God Bless you everyone!
    Susan in Texas



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