“Care Wear is a nationwide group of volunteers who knit, crochet, and/or sew, providing handmade baby items directly to hospitals. All Care Wear items are distributed by hospital staff [FREE] to infants, children and their parents.”
Although Care Ware initially focused on providing items for premature infants they also accept items for larger preemies, full-term babies, children and geriatric patients.
They have indicated that most hospitals also welcome small blankets and quilts sized 30 inches by 30 inches.
You can find specific suggestions (colors) and restrictions (types of yarn and washing instructions) in the Join Section.
You can also find patterns for some of the items on their site HERE.
A list of participating hospitals and their donation wishes can be found HERE.
For more information about Care Wear, please visit their website.