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If you need a great place to donate your little Bev's Baby Ribs Hats--
please consider making them in ♥ Red 
and donating them to the
American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts Project




Bev's Baby Ribs Hat
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim (BevsCountryCottage.com) 2006, 2018 - All Rights Reserved


MATERIALS needed:  
Size US 3 needles (3.25 mm or Size 10 UK needles) (Seamless DP version below) 
210 yds (192 metres) of acrylic blend sport weight or baby yarn #3 weight (4 ply UK yarn)   Bernat Baby works great!
 

Cast on 48 sts for 2 - 3 lbs preemie, (52 sts for 3-4 lb preemie, 68 sts for 4-6 lbs; 72 sts for 7-9 lbs full term newborn)
Knit 2, purl 2 to end of row
Do this for 36 rows, ( 40, 44, 48 rows)
Gauge: 6 sts = 1" 8 rows = 1"

Decrease:
Row 1: (knit 2, knit 2 together) repeat across row.

Row 2: Purl next row
Row 3: (knit 1, knit 2 together) repeat across row.
Row 4: Purl next row
Repeat decrease rows 3 and 4 until you have just a few sts remaining.
End - Cut yarn leaving a 14" tail.

Carefully remove stitches from needle.  Run needle and yarn through sts from needle.  Pull gently, but tightly to draw shut.
Sew side seam.  Add pompom to top if desired.


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Baby Ribs Hat in Worsted
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim (BevsCountryCottage.com) 2018 - All Rights Reserved

3-5 lb Preemie;  and small or large newborn. Hat stretches to fit several sizes.
ww red hatMATERIALS needed:
 Size 8 US (5 mm) knitting needles - can be made using double pointed or circular needles too.
 
148 yds (135 metres)  of bright colored worsted weight #4 yarn

Cast on 44 sts 3-5 lb Preemie;  48 sts 5-7 lb newborn;  56 sts - 7-9 lb newborn
Row 1: *K2, P2, repeat from * across line, ending with P1.  
Rows 2- ?: Repeat Row 1 until hat is 6" tall (7 1/2")  from start.  This hat has a nice big cuff for warmth!  If you prefer a beanie with no cuff, just make the hat approximately 2" shorter than listed.

Decrease rows: 
Row 1: *K2 together, knit 1, repeat from * across row.  
Row 2: Knit  
Row 3: (K2 stitches together) repeat across row.
Last decrease row: Knit across.  

Cut a 14" tail of yarn, thread a yarn needle with it.  Carefully pull the last row of knitting from the needle and thread the needle through every stitch.  Pull tightly then whip stitch the side seam shut.  Roll up Brim to wear.



To knit child/teen/adult sized ribbed hats, go HERE!

ribbed hat
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Double Pointed or 9" circular needles:Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim (BevsCountryCottage.com)  2009, 2017 - All Rights Reserved
4 US Size 3 double pointed needles / Size 10 UK needles
1 oz sport or baby yarn (4 ply UK wool)

Cast on 52 sts for 3-4 lb preemie (68 sts for 4-6 lbs; 72 sts for 7-9 lbs)  place these stitches "evenly" among 3 needles.  (eg. for 72 sts, each needle gets 24 sts on each needle)
Knit 2, purl 2 around
Do this for 40 rounds  (44, 48 rnds)

Decrease:
Row 1: (knit 2, knit 2 together) repeat across row.

Row 2: Knit next row
Row 3: (knit 1, knit 2 together)  repeat across row.
Row 4: Knit next row
Repeat decrease rows 3 and 4 until 11 sts remain.
End - Cut yarn leaving a 14" tail.
Carefully remove stitches from needle.  Run sewing needle and yarn through sts from needle.  Pull to draw shut.  Weave yarn back and forth a few times to anchor.
(Most hospitals prefer no seams for their tiniest babies)






Bev's Micro-Preemie Baby Ribs Beanie
Click for helpful tips on making Preemie Clothes for NICU's

Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim (BevsCountryCottage.com) 2006, 2017 - All Rights Reserved
 
NICU's love this hat since it is easy to place on babies heads, gentle and stretchy. This hat will fit a 1-1 1/2 lb preemie
copyrighted hat photo!
Size 3 (Size 10 UK needles) double pointed knitting needles (you will need 4 needles) - for delicate skin on a baby this small, it's best if there are no seams.
Scraps of very soft (non-wool content) sock yarn or baby yarn (#1 or 2 weight), even fingering yarn would be good
Beanie is made in the round, and is approx 3" tall

Beanie in the round (It's better for preemies if you don't have a seam)
Cast on 40 sts for 1 - 1 1/2 lb preemie-- split the stitches as evenly as possible onto 3 needles  14, 14, 12 sts
Knit 2, purl 2 around for 24 rows
Decrease:
Knit 2 together around for 2 rows.  Where you can't knit 2 together, just knit that 1 stitch.
End - Cut yarn leaving an 8" tail.
Run needle and yarn through remaining sts on needle.  Pull to draw shut. Weave the yarn tail back and forth a few times on the inside of the hat to anchor yarn.

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