Preemie Knit Booties and Matching Hat
fits 2-3 lbs
Bev Qualheim 1998, 2011 - All Rights Reserved. Do not post
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is a very easy preemie baby bootie to make. Matching hats and booties
to tie sets together and not pin them (as pins might rust).
needed are: 1 oz baby yarn.
size 6 knitting
(use larger to make slightly larger booties)
using Bernat Softee Baby yarn: 4 sts = 1" 7 rows=1"
on 22 stitches
Rows 1 - 7 -
stitch (knit back and forth)
Row 8: bind off
2 sts, knit remainder
Rows 9 - 11:
Rows 12 - 18:
Row 19: Bind off
remaining stitches. Cut yarn 10"
long, thread onto needle.
weave yarn tail from top of bootie, down inside to top of foot, sew
around foot top and toe then bottom of bootie. Fold top down and
leave it open for ease of placing on preemie feet.
Stretchy Knit Preemie Cap
can be made for a boy or girl preemie, and fits from 2 - 3 lbs or
(4 - 5 lb)
It is super fast to knit up flat, fold in half to seam.
copyright 2001, 2008 Bev Qualheim
of sport or baby yarn
8 knitting needles (size 5 Canadian and English -5.5 mm)
cast on 36 sts, (48 sts)
1-5: k2, p2... repeat across
6-?: Knit all rows (garter st) for 4 (5) inches total from beginning
row 1: Knit 2 together across row (18 (24) sts left)
row: knit across.
decreasing row: Knit 2 together across row. (9 (12) sts left)
row: knit across.
yarn leaving a 12" tail. Thread a large eye needle with the yarn
and gently remove the 9 sts left on the needle. Carefully weave
needle through the 9 sts and pull tightly to gather top of hat.
fold hat in half and whip stitch the sides together to form hat.
a homemade pompom.
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