Every preemie baby needs a sweet hat. The Hello Preemie hat is inspired by a certain kitty we all love. This basic free baby hat knitting pattern will impress any tiny newborn and Wooly Worsted superwash merino wool yarn is oh so soft.
Hello Preemie Hat
Ewe Ewe Yarns Pattern #109
Designed by Heather Walpole
Sizes: one size
Measurements: 10" circumference
Yarn: Wooly Worsted Washable, 95 yards,
Color A: 1 skein (Color 90 Vanilla)
Color B: 1 skein (Color 10 Berry)
Needles: US 7 double-pointed needles
Supplies: Stitch marker, yarn needle
Gauge: 20 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch
Hat knitting pattern:
Using Color A, cast on 50 stitches. Place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist cast on sts.
Round 1: Knit all sts.
Repeat Round 1 until hat measures 4" from cast on edge.
Round 2: *Knit 3 sts, K2tog.* Repeat from *to* around.
Round 3: *Knit 2 sts, K2tog.* Repeat from *to* around.
Round 4: *Knit 1 st, K2tog.* Repeat from *to* around.
Round 5: *K2tog.* Repeat from *to* around.
Round 6: *K2tog.* Repeat from *to* around.
Break yarn and weave through five remaining sts with a yarn needle. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Bow knitting pattern:
Using Color B, cast on 4 stitches.
Row 1: Slip 1, purl 3.
Row 2: Slip 1, knit 3.
Repeat these two rows until hat measures 2" from cast on edge.
Make a second piece measuring 1".
Wrap smaller piece around larger piece and secure. Stitch bow to hat at a slight angle.
Click here to download the Hello Preemie Hat pattern PDF.