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Basic Preemie Hat

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Specially sized for babies who need a little extra care, the Basic Preemie Hat is a great pattern to have on hand for charitable knitting. This sweet baby hat pattern features a simple stockinette stitch base with a rolled brim. This basic pattern offers tons of room for creativity, so have fun choosing colors, designs, and appliques for all the tiny heads out there.

Basic Preemie Hat
Basic Preemie Hat
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Knitting Needle Size: 6 or 4 mm

Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge: 22 stitches and 30 rows = 43 inches in stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Bernat Softee Baby (Solids 140 g/5 oz OR Ombres 120 g/4.42 oz) - 1 ball
  • Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

 

 

GAUGE
22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st

 

 

MEASUREMENTS
To fit preemie baby's head

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS
rep = repeat
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 58 sts.
1st row: (RS). Knit.
2nd row: Purl.
Rep last 2 rows of stocking st for 8 ins [19 cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off.
Sew back seam, reversing bottom 1.5 ins [4 cm] for roll back.
Sew top seam. Fold 2 top corners tog and sew at center of top seam.
Roll bottom edge to desired depth of Hat.

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Seems strange that this isn't done in the round...a seam would be uncomfortable for the sensitive, fragile preemies. I would definitely do this in the round.

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