"Preemie" Baby Hat Patterns
For NICU premature babies
From Frugal Knitting Haus Free Patterns
Both patterns use 4 ply orlon knitting worsted yarn. Please use a good grade of yarn. Please do not use wool or nylon yarn as the caps must be sterilized before use.
4 Needle Version
Cast on 54 sts.
Change to straight knitting. Knit even for 3 inches (piece should be measured from end of hat).
Next row on each needle: K 1, K 2 together. Knit to within last 3 sts. on needle, slip st., K 1, PSSO, K 1.
Next row, knit around.
Repeat these 2 rows until 12 st. remain. K 2 together across.
2 Needle Version
Cast on 54 sts., K 1, P 1, for one inch.
Change to stockinette for 2 inches.
Continue with this pattern until 30 sts. remain.
K 2 together across, break yarn, leaving an end. Slip onto large yarn needle, pull tight and sew up side.
Top with pom pon.
These hats could easily be made to fit a little girl's doll, as well.
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