Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Preemie Hat Pattern

Hats in Photo made by Marcia Schwefler

This pattern is by Joan Wilson of Fairy Godmothers. She gave it to me to share with you. Its just a basic K1 P1 cuff the body of the hat is stockinette.

PREEMIE CAP
1 skein Caron Simply Soft - use size 5 knitting needles
OR1 skein Bernat Baby Softee or Lion Brand Baby Soft - use size 3 or 4
large tapestry needle
NOTE: ... wash in Tide Free or Arm & Hammer Free detergent before donating to hospital.
Cast on 60 stitches

Cuff:K1 P1 for 3 inches
Cap:Rows 1-10: K one row, P one row
Row 9: K8, K2 tog, repeat across
Row 10: Purl
Row 11: K7, K2 tog, repeat across
Row 12: Purl
Row 13: K6, K2 tog, repeat across
Row 14: Purl
Row 15: K5, K2 tog, repeat across
Row 16: Purl
Row 17: K4, K2 tog, repeat across
Row 18: Purl
Row 19: K2 tog across row
Row 20: Purl
Row 21: K2 tog across row
Cut yarn leaving approximately 18" tail. Using tapestry needle threaded with tail, draw through all loops, knot securely.
Fold cap with wrong side out, and sew back seam.
Weave in ends. Fold up cuff. Add pompom if desired. Secure pompom very tightly, run needle through pompom a second time and secure on wrong side.

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