Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that occurs in about 1 in 2000 births. It is when the plates of the skull, which should remain open to allow for growth of the brain, fuses early and causes cranial pressure, which could lead to learning difficulties, brain damage, and other problems. Surgery is the only answer. It requires both a Neurosurgeon and a Plastic Surgeon. It requires the doctors to make an incision in the scalp from one ear to the other, cutting and removing his skull bones and repositioning them with room to grow. They use screws that dissolve over time to secure everything in its place. Then they stitch it back together.
On January 22nd, Nate is going back in for his 3rd cranio surgery.
From January 21-February 21, I will be donating all proceeds from this hat pattern to Cranio Care Bears.
The pattern is written in size newborn to adult. It also includes instructions for making an ear warmer! The possibilities are endless with this pattern! There are so many color combinations! I include a few ideas at the end.