Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Flag Hats

The United States flag was the inspiration for this hat.

Stars and Stripes Preemie Hat

Worsted weight in red, white and blue (I used Bernat Satin).
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs
Gauge: 5 sts/inch
Size: Preemie

Cast on 48 sts. Divide stitches on three needles. Join in the round, being careful not to twist.

1-5: K1, p1 (blue)
6: K (blue)
7: K (alternate 1 st. blue, 1 st white, beginning with blue)
8: K (blue)
9: K (alternate blue and white, beginning with white)
10-12: Repeat rnds 6-8
13-14: K (red)
15-16: K (white)
17-18: K (red)
19-20: K (white)
21-22: K (red)

Decreases (blue):
*K6, K2tog, repeat from *
*K5, K2tog, repeat from *
*K4, K2tog, repeat from *
*K3, K2tog, repeat from *
*K2, K2tog, repeat from *
*K1, K2tog, repeat from *
*K2tog, repeat from *
6 stitches remain.

Cut yarn, leaving tail, and pull through remaining stitches.
Pull tail to the inside and weave in all ends.


Yesterday I had another idea for a flag hat.

Flag Pin Preemie Hat

Knit a preemie hat in the color of your choice using this pattern or one of your favorites.
Embellish it with a knitted Flag Pin, a free pattern from Vogue Knitting.

Yarn: Bernat Satin Worsted Weight (hat), Omega Sinfonia Sportweight (flag)
Needles: US 7 (hat), US 1 (flag)


  1. More cool hats!
    The flag pin is such a unique idea. I checked out the pattern and it looks fast and pretty easy.
    You could add the pin to almost anything. Thank you for all of the information.

  2. i can't wait to see these hats pop up on ravelry and in blogland. They are so adorable.

  3. I love all the hats, but the preemie one is my favorite. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I can't decide which one to knit first! I need to buy the appropriate colors of yarn first.

    These are so cool, Tracy! :-)

  5. Just adorable! Thanks for the pattern.

  6. Simply gorgeous. Thanks!

  7. The are all adorable hats. One of the blogs I follow is documenting the roller coaster that is the life of DH's niece's preemie son.

  8. Love the preemie hats. The tag tree is starting to look really nice Thank you!!!!!!!!

  9. Hi Tracy, I love your hats, as usual. I've been toying with the idea of starting a little knitting group for kids at the elementary school where Russ teaches. Most of the kids there are from families living below the poverty line. They always appreciate any attention they get. I was thinking that eventually I could do some "charity" knitting with them. I thinka lot of them would be proud to do something that helps others.

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