sport or baby yarn--any colors.
Most hospitals like pastels or sports team colors.
Needles: size 3, 4 or 5 double pointed needles, depending on size of hat you want to make. You can more sts to make a newborn sized hat.
(K=knit DP=double point, ST=stitch, BEG=begin, STS= stitches, DEC=decrease, TOG together, REM=remain)
Begin: Cast on 48 (56 or any multiple of 8). Knit evenly for 4 inches.
K2TOG. Repeat to end of round.
K5, K2TOG, Repeat to end of round.
K4, K2TOG Repeat to end of round.
Repeat this DEC progression until 5 ST REM. Knit these STS for 6 rows. Cut yarn 4 inches long and pull through remaining sts. Pull tail to inside and shape stem. Secure tail with 3 sts.
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