charlie brown polo Grandmother knits batch of festive hats for babies born on Christmas Day at Worcestershire Royal Hospital

custom logo polo shirts Grandmother knits batch of festive hats for babies born on Christmas Day at Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Mrs Wood, from Redditch, said she has been knitting since she was 10 and began making hats and cardigans for the babies at Alexandra Hospital about six years ago.

“I have been knitting hats and things for babies for a fair few years,” she said. “First at Redditch where my daughter had her son. At Redditch they were desperate for them.”

Her daughter began working in maternity support after the birth of her son before going on to begin her midwifery training at WRH, and has been delivering sacks of her mum’s knitting ever since.

With it being Christmas, Mrs Wood, who is a stay at home grandmother to her four grandchildren, made her latest batch particularly festive.

“They were Christmassy themed, all red and white. The girls’ ones had Ziggy zaggy patterns too,” she said.

Mrs Wood went on to say she has taken a break from knitting over Christmas but usually knits one or two woolly hats a day with her daughter taking in a batch of 30 a few weeks ago.

She said hospitals rely on the good will of volunteers to make the woolly hats and clothes worn by newborns with staff otherwise having to fashion clothes out of bandages.
charlie brown polo Grandmother knits batch of festive hats for babies born on Christmas Day at Worcestershire Royal Hospital