Care home residents knit baby hats for Scarborough Hospital's premature baby unit

Scarborough Hall residents Jenny Johnson and Rachel Thorpe and Magic Moments Club Assistant Jess Larkin present the premature baby hats to Hayley, Michelle, Lynsey and Bridget at Scarborough Hospital.
Scarborough Hall residents Jenny Johnson and Rachel Thorpe and Magic Moments Club Assistant Jess Larkin present the premature baby hats to Hayley, Michelle, Lynsey and Bridget at Scarborough Hospital.

Residents at brighterkind’s Scarborough Hall Care Home visited the Special Care Baby Unit at Scarborough Hospital to present them with a box of hand-knitted premature baby hats.

The home’s Community Knitting Group, made up of residents, their families and team members, knitted 77 hats throughout August and the beginning of September.

Some of the knitted baby hats

Some of the knitted baby hats

Residents Jenny Johnson, 74 and Rachel Thorpe, 93, went along to Scarborough Hospital with the home’s Magic Moments Club Assistant Jess Larkin to hand over the hats to the care team there who were delighted to receive them.

Resident Rachel said “You could hear knitting needles clicking all over our home for the past few weeks.

"We’ve certainly been busy but it’s worth all the effort to be able to help the babies at the hospital.”

Jess added: “We were so pleased to help the baby unit and are always looking for new projects for our knitting group to help people in our local community.”