Friday, November 30, 2007

Preemie Hat Pattern

I liked the hat I came up with the other day so much, that I decided to knit another one...and another one...and...well...it was hard to stop. Since I had so much fun with it, I thought someone else might too, so I wrote out the pattern. Enjoy!

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PREEMIE EYELET CAP

Yarn: Sport weight or D.K. weight baby yarn
Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) dpns
Size: 1-3 lbs

Hat:
CO 48 stitches.
Divide stitches evenly on three needles.
Join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.
Rnds 1-6: *K1, p1, repeat from * to end of round.
Rnds 7-11: K to end of round.
Rnd 12: P to end of round.
Rnd 13: *K2tog, yo, repeat from * to end of round.
Rnd 14: P to end of round.
Repeat rounds 7-14 two more times.
Knit 3 rounds, then begin decreases.

Decreases:
*K6, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
*K5, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
*K4, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
*K3, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
*K2, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
*K1, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
*K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.
*K2tog, repeat from * to end of round.

Knotted I-cord:
Move remaining 3 stitches to one dpn.
Work I-cord for 2 inches.
Bind off.
Cut yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail.
Thread tail on yarn needle and pull through center of I-cord.
Tie knot in I-cord.

Weave in all ends.

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16 comments:

  1. How cute! Great job on the hats!

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  3. Oh! Too cute! Thanks for the pattern :)

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  4. Thanks for posting the pattern! After Christmas, I plan to do some serious knitting down of the baby yarn stash. :)

    PS--I finally finished some mini-pumpkins this year. :)

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  5. What a cute pattern! I have to get bvack to my preemie hats after I finish two more holiday gifts!

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  6. The hat is adorable. Will I be saying I knew you when? Pretty soon you will writing books for Preemies!

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  7. They're adorable. Thanks for the pattern!

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  8. What cheerful little hats. I always like eyelet. I have yet to knit any of your little hats, but they are on my list.

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  9. Thanks for posting the pattern!
    They are so cute, I love all the eyelets.

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  10. That is so cute! I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. Anonymous12:32 AM

    Nice hats.

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  12. I always wanted to make that kind of hats for my friend because she had a new premature baby. I am just so thankful that you post these patterns.

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  13. Anonymous2:25 PM

    Thank you for this pattern in DK rather than 4ply which means that I can use the wool left over from other projects which saves money thus allowing me to make yet more hats and keep 4ply for Angel Gowns and Pockets. Regards Su, London

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  14. Anonymous8:26 PM

    I am going to knit one and hope it ends up to fit a baby 1 to 1 1/2#. I knit burial gown that size. The pattern is so pretty!

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  15. I am an almost retired NICU nurse and plan to knit some of these up for our preemies in MT. Thanks for a great pattern!

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  16. Anonymous12:54 PM

    I Love your pattern. I'm on hat number 3. It's fun and I'm sure they will love them at our local hospital. Thanks so very much.........Rita

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~Tracy