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BEV'S Stripey Newborn or Preemie HAT
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2000, 2017 All Rights Reserved
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 loops only in each st across row. Ch 1 and turn.
Rows 3- 50 (44): Repeat row 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)

Special Top of hat:
Rnd 1: With right side 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 around.
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 I hook.


         
 
 

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