You've probably already figured out that knitting for preemies is a passion of mine. I never get tired of it. There is nothing more rewarding than using your talents to serve others. Try it and see what I mean.
Made in America
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 (red)
6-10: K (white)
11: K (blue)
12: K (alternate 1 st. blue, 1 st white, beginning with blue)
13: K (blue)
14: K (alternate blue and white, beginning with white)
15-17: Repeat rnds 11-13
18-22: K (white)
*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.
I hope the hats and patterns I've shared this week will inspire you to knit your own red, white and blue creations. Start with this basic recipe and plug in a design of your own.
I'd love to see what you come up with.