The United States flag was the inspiration for this hat.
Stars and Stripes Preemie Hat
Yarn: Worsted weight in red, white and blue (I used Bernat Satin).
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs
Gauge: 5 sts/inch
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)
*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)