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Newborn or Preemie HAT
Beverly A. Qualheim 2000, 2013
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Thanks to Nancy Johnson for the hat photo to the left made with
Simply Soft Paints yarn
Size G hook Hat should be
10.5" circumference and 6" tall
(F hook for preemie 8.5" across and 4.5" tall for medium preemie)
and soft sport
yarn or baby yarn (not fingering)
Ch 35 (28 and F hook)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch
from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1 and turn. 34 sts (27 sts)
Row 2: Sc in back
only in each st across row. Ch 1 and turn.
Rows 3- 50 (44):
2. End off leaving 15" tail to stitch side seam.
Hat should measure 10.5" across before stitching to fit a newborn.
Fold in half widthwise and
whip-stitch seam shut.
(You can gather the
top here or make a special top for it! (See below)
Rnd 1: With right
out, make 50 (44) sc sts around the top of hat.
Join with sl st to first sc
made on top of hat. Ch 1 but do not turn.
Rnd 2: Sc in each of
the 50 (44) sc. Join with st st and ch 1.
Rnd 3: Sc in 1st sc,
*(sc 2 tog, sc in next st) repeat from * around.
Rnd 4: Sc 2 tog
Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 4.
Then end off and add a pompom if you wish.
To make a larger infant hat use a soft worsted weight yarn and an H or