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About Elena:

Elena was born prematurely in the early morning of May 23, 2011 at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. She was called to heaven just over two hours later. Elena's time here on Earth was brief. It is a blessing her mommy and daddy hold true to their hearts and a time they will cherish forever. Elena's memory and her family's love for her still lives strong. So we ask that you please join us in celebrating her birthday and hope that you will consider purchasing a preemie hat for $23 to signify her birth date.

For more information and to read Elena's full story, please visit Elena's Echoes blog at: http://elenasechoes.blogspot.com/. Learn how your act of kindness in Elena's memory has made a positive impact in the world, and share your story! If you tweet about it, please use the Hashtag #ElenaMarie.

About the Listing:

This listing is for one hat. Please specify the color you would like to order in a note during the checkout process.

Your purchase will be made in loving memory of Elena Marie. All proceeds will be donated to March of Dimes to help support families in the NICU (https://www.marchofdimes.com/giving/support_nicu.html). An acknowledgement of the donation will be emailed to you, and a printed receipt will also be mailed to the shipping address associated with your Etsy account.

The donation will be made in your name and in the amount you paid to purchase a preemie hat. I can make it in honor or memory of someone special to you. Otherwise, it will be made in memory of Elena Marie.

The hat can be shipped to your favorite preemie or you may choose to donate it, and ask for the hat to be shipped to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Presbyterian Hospital of Plano. You will receive a shipping notification with a tracking/confirmation number.

Please Note:

My original intention when I created this listing (in May of 2012), was to donate all the proceeds to the NICU at Presby Hospital in Plano. I have not been able to speak with the person in charge for the department that handles monetary donations/funds since. However, I have spoken with the head nurse in charge of the NICU. I have confirmed that the NICU can accept other donations (for example, non monetary donations). The NICU can accept them in person or via USPS mail. If you have any questions or concerns about this project, please do not hesitate to contact me. *I have updated the listing to reflect changes.

Available Colors/Prints For Custom Orders:

Pictured in the first thumbnail:

1. Pink
2. Blue
3. Multi Color

Please Note:

Color, shades, texture and weight may vary slightly, depending on the yarn I have in stock. Otherwise, the hats will be made w/basic pastel baby colors. I am considering more colors in the near future, but will purchase colored yarn of your preference upon request (if funds are available).

Multiple Orders:

Please convo me for final sales and shipping price. I will be required to update the listing or reserve a new listing to reflect these changes.


All packages within the U.S. will be shipped via USPS first-class mail with tracking/delivery confirmation. Total shipping cost is $3.29.

If you prefer for your package to be shipped via priority mail, it will cost $6.80 in a padded flat rate envelope. This includes tracking/delivery confirmation. For insurance, it will cost an additional $2.75.

If you are interested in any of these services, or if you are an international buyer (not listed), please convo me so I can change the listing to reflect the correct shipping price.

For international buyers, a Certificate of Mailing will automatically be included in the shipping price for an additional fee. Insurance is not provided. Expected delivery varies by destination. Customs form is required for shipping.

*Please keep in mind that shipping delays can occur due to holiday rushes or closures, the graduation season rush, inclement weather conditions, or unforeseeable events that are out of my control.

March of Dimes:

I have created an account/profile with the March of Dimes to help me keep up with donations in addition to the sales logged on Etsy. I have also created a band in memory of Elena Marie, at: http://www.marchofdimes.com/prematurity/b_new.asp?band_id=71482 to help fight for preemies! All donations through the site and for the band, will be made in Elena's name and memory. <3

Thank you for your interest and patience in the development of this project. If you'd like to donate yarn or money towards yarn (and/or other supplies) to help further the cause, please convo me.

This is now an ongoing project!

<3 Sophie

P.S. I'd like to give a shout out to my mother in-law for donating yarn to help further the cause!


Elena's Echoes: Preemie Hats for Elena: http://elenasechoes.blogspot.com/2012/05/preemie-hats-for-elena.html

Elena's Echoes: Eleven Months: http://elenasechoes.blogspot.com/2012/04/eleven-months.html

It's Better Handmade: http://itsbetterhandmade.com/preemie-hats-in-memory-of-elena-marie/

IMPORTANT: Please allow at least one week for me to complete custom/handmade orders, two weeks at the most. In some cases however, completion may take over two weeks depending on my work load and difficulty level of pattern, more so during the holidays. Please contact me if you need a custom order completed by a specific date, so we can work it out. Once payment clears, I will purchase the materials needed to start on your custom order. In most cases, I have the materials in stock. Please keep in mind that it can take up to 2-5 business days for banks to process and post payment, therefore delaying the process and completion time of your order. For faster processing time, I suggest making an instant payment via PayPal.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Preemie Hats-In Memory of Elena Marie-Made to Order-All Proceeds Will Be Donated to the March of Dimes-NICU at Presby Hospital of Plano

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Medium Worsted, Acrylic, Red Heart, Patons, BERNAT Softee Baby, Light Worsted, I Love This Yarn, Super Soft Yarn, Sewing Thread, Label
  • Made to order
  • Ships from United States to select countries.
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