Friday, July 31, 2009

Free Knit Hat Pattern X Large Preemie and Newborn

Knit Hat Pattern
X Large Preemie and Newborn

Material:
Use Acrylic baby 3 ply yarn / Size #5 double pointed needles /
#10 double pointed needles for Cast on OR Cast on VERY loose
Pattern Stitch explanation:
Rounds 1 and 2: Knit
Round 3: Purl 1 stitch, knit 2 stitches
Repeat Rounds 1 to 3 for Pattern Stitch
HAT  Full Term or (XL Preemie)
With #10 N cast on 
60 stitches or (54 stitches)
Divide stitches evenly onto 3 needles.
Join, being careful not to twist stitches.
Place marker for beginning of round (or use first stitch tail).
With #5 Needles
Cuff:  Work in K1, P1 rib for 1.75 (1.5) inches.
Then work in “Pattern Stitch” until Pattern stitch measures 5 (4.5) inches
Shape crown:
Next Rnd: *K8 (7) K2 Tog, Repeat from * around – 48 (54) sts.
Rnd 2 :      *K7 (6) K2 Tog, Repeat from * around – 42 (48) sts.
Rnd 3 :      *K6 (5) K2 Tog, Repeat from * around – 36 (42) sts.
Rnd 4 :      *K5 (4) K2 Tog, Repeat from * around – 30 (36) sts.
Continue to decrease in this manner until there are 6 stiches left.
Divide stitches evenly onto 2 needles
Next Round: K 6 stitches around.
Repeat this round until cord measures 2.25 inches. Leaving 8” tail, thread tail
through the 6 sts.
Insert darning needle in center of cord and pull tail.
Finishing:
Knot cord, secure the tail inside the hat. Weave in ends.
Turn up ribbed cuff
Hat should measure when finished and the cuff turn up:
X Large Preemie or Small Newborn:   width 4.5”, length 5.5” (5-6 pounds)
Medium Newborn:                              width 5.0”, length 6.0” (7-8 pounds)
Large Newborn :                                 width 5.5”, length 6.5”(9-10 pounds) 
5/3/13

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