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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Hot Mess Preemie Hats

I came up with this simple pattern for preemie baby hats using Red Heart Buttercup yarn given to me by a friend who declared it "hot mess" yarn. They may look like a hot mess, but they are also the softest little hats ever! Once I get them all finished, the hats will go to the Janet Weiss Children's Hospital in Danville, PA.
Hot Mess Preemie Hats
Size 13 double pointed needles
One skein Red Heart Buttercup yarn yields several hats
Gauge is not important...preemies come in all sizes!
Cast on 24 stitches. Join to knit in the round being careful not to twist the stitches.
Knit to 5 inches from cast on edge
Decrease for crown
Round 1: knit 2, knit 2 together, repeat around 18 stitches
Round 2: knit
Round 3: knit 1, knit 2 together, repeat to end of round, 12 stitches
Round 4: knit
Round 5: knit 2 together around, 6 stitches

Cut yarn about 12 inches from last stitch. Thread tail through tapestry needle and through remaining 6 stitches. Pull tightly to close top of hat. Tie off. Weave in ends.

*To add a top knot 

Round 6: knit 2 together around, 3 stitches

Knit around on these stitches for about 3 ½ inches. Bind off the stitches, weave in ends & tie the top tube in a knot.


evelyn said...

What a great and simple pattern. Thank you.

Sewing Sue said...

Cute. What is the fiber content of that yarn? Where I live, the premie hats have to be cotton.

Needled Mom said...

I'll bet they feel as great as they look.

Terry said...

Those are adorable! I love that yarn! :0)

Gypsy Quilter said...

What pretty little hats.

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