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How-To: Finish your preemie baby hats

How-To's / March 28, 2013

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Easy Baby Hat – Rolled Brim

SIZES

Preemie (newborn, baby, toddler) to fit

11 (12-13, 14-15, 16-17)” head circumference.

Instructions are given for the smallest

size, with larger sizes in parentheses.

When one number is given, it applies to

all sizes.

 

GAUGE

In St st, 24 sts and 34 rows = 4″ (row

gauge not crucial)

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Width: 10½ (12, 13½, 15)”

Length: 5½ (6, 6½, 7)”, with brim

rolled up.

 

Special Abbreviations

CO: Cast on

Dec: Decrease

K: Knit

K2tog: Knit 2 together

Pm: Place marker

Rem: Remaining

Rep: Repeat

Rnd(s): Round(s)

St(s): Stitch(es)

St st: Stockinette stitch

 

HAT

With circular needle, CO 63 (72, 81, 90)

sts, pm and join in rnd, being careful

not to twist sts. Work even in St st (knit

every rnd) until piece measures 4½ (5,

5½, 6)” from cast on edge.

Next Rnd (dec): *K7, k2tog, rep from * 7

(8, 9, 10) times. [56 (64, 72, 80) sts]

Knit 2 rnds even.

Next Rnd (dec): *K6, k2tog, rep from * 7

(8, 9, 10) times. [49 (56, 63, 70) sts]

Knit 2 rnds even.

Next Rnd (dec): *K5, k2tog, rep from * 7

(8, 9, 10) times. [42 (48, 54, 60) sts]

Knit 1 rnd even.

Next Rnd (dec): *K4, k2tog, rep from * 7

(8, 9, 10) times. [35 (40, 45, 50) sts]

Knit 1 rnd even.

Next Rnd (dec): *K3, k2tog, rep from * 7

(8, 9, 10) times. [28 (32, 36, 40) sts]

Knit 1 rnd even.

Next Rnd (dec): *K2, k2tog, rep from * 7

(8, 9, 10) times. [21 (24, 27, 30) sts]

Knit 1 rnd even.

Next Rnd (dec): *K1, k2tog, rep from * 7

(8, 9, 10) times. [14 (16, 18, 20) sts]

Knit 1 rnd even.

Next Rnd (dec): *K2tog, rep from * 7 (8,

9, 10) times. [7 (8, 9, 10) sts]

 

FINISHING

Break yarn leaving 10″. Using tapestry

needle, thread through rem sts twice,

pull snug and secure. Weave in loose

ends.

 

Embellish as you wish. Gently block.