Friday, July 31, 2009

Free Knit Hat Pattern X Large Preemie and Newborn

Knit Hat Pattern
X Large Preemie and Newborn

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 XL Preemie or Newborn
With #10 Needles cast on 54 stitches or (60 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 1.5 (1.75) inches.
Then work in “Pattern Stitch” until Pattern stitch
measures 4.5 (5) inches
Shape crown:
Next Rnd: *K7 (8) K2 Tog, Repeat from * around – 48 (54) sts.
Rnd 2 : *K6 (7) K2 Tog, Repeat from * around – 42 (48) sts.
Rnd 3 : *K5 (6) K2 Tog, Repeat from * around – 36 (42) sts.
Rnd 4 : *K4 (5) K2 Tog, Repeat from * around – 30 (36) sts.
Continue to decrease in this manner until there are 6 stitches 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.
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)


Anonymous said...

I'm knitting this hat, and some of the instructions are cut off on the pattern "Then work in “Pattern Stitch” until Pattern stitch measu". Also, the number of stitches as you decrease has been cut off for the smaller size. Thank you for the pattern.


Hi Anonymous
I correct the layout of this pattern. I hope this will look better.
Happy knitting, Michele Lupien. :)