First Newborn Hat Knit Pattern
(with straight needles)
Free pattern for charitable purposes and personal use only.
Please do not sell garments knit from it.
Pattern and photos are by Michele Morrissette Lupien, 2012.
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The blanket, booties and mittens are on the blog patterns.
-1oz 100% acrylic yarn, 3 ply
(Bernat Softee Baby, 1 ball makes 5 hats)
-Strait needles size #8
-1 darning needle
(X Small 40) (Small 44) (Medium 48) stitches
(X Small 6.5) (Small 7) (Medium 7.5) inches
Decreasing: (2 rows)
1st row; knit 2 stitches together
You will have on your needle;
-20 stitches for a X Small hat
-22 stitches for a Small hat
-24 stitches for a Medium hat
2nd row; knit 2 stitches togetherYou will have on your needle;
-10 stitches for a X Small hat
-11 stitches for a Small hat
-12 stitches for a Medium hat
Cut yarn leaving a long tail (20 inches) and using the darning needle thread tail through the remaining (10, 11 or 12) stitches, one at a time, and take them off the knitting needle.
If you need help for this step see this video; Circular Knitting : Circular Knitting: Finishing a Baby Hat - YouTube
Turn Hat on wrong side,
Pull tail tight and secure (make a knot).
Using the long tail seam hat together matching hat ridges. Invisible Mattress Stitch on Garter Stitch seams. - YouTubeWeave in ends.