Saturday, July 22, 2006

Knitted Preemie/Baby Hat

(I added a picture to the crocheted hat pattern this morning and tweaked the instructions ever so slightly.) I know this is an unusual Saturday morning post, but I have to go to work today, so my morning is a little more normal than my Saturdays usually are. And I successfully created a baby hat pattern yesterday that I want to post about before I forget what I did! This hat is based on the twin rib stitch pattern. I have used the pattern for a scarf in the past, and I think it would also work very well as the basis for a preemie blanket, maybe with a crocheted border. Once the weather cools off a bit, I will try to work up a couple of preemie blanket patterns as well. In the meantime, here is the baby hat pattern (and again, I would ask that you use this for personal or charity projects only):

Twin Rib Baby Hat

  • Small amount of sport weight yarn (I used Bernat Softee Baby)
  • Size 4 needles
  • Gauge: 6 stitches=1" in pattern
  • CO 60 stitches
  • Row 1 - *K3, P3; repeat from * across row
  • Row 2 - *K1, P1; repeat from * across row
  • Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 5.5", ending with a Row 2
  • Begin Decreasing: Row 1 - *K1, K2 tog, P3; repeat from * across row
  • Row 2 - K1, P1, *K4, P1; repeat from * across to last 3 stitches, K3
  • Row 3 - *K2, P1, P2 tog; repeat from * across row
  • Row 4 - *K1, P1; repeat from * across row
  • Row 5 - *K2 tog, P2; repeat from * across row
  • Row 6 - *K1, P1; repeat from * across row
  • Row 7 - *K1, P 2 tog; repeat from * across row
  • Rows 8 & 9 - *K2 tog, P2 tog; repeat from * across row
  • Break off yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread the tail through a yarn needle and pull the yarn tail through the remaining stitches, removing the knitting needle as you do so. Pull tightly to close up the circle at the top of the hat, then sew down the back seam and weave in ends.


Anonymous said...

I am lucky to find this post.

support for parents of preemie babies said...

Knitted hats are just so lovely. I was trying to make one but I can't make it perfectly. I guess I should just get your preemie hat.