Baby Hats

Someone asked me where I got my pattern for some of my hats that I make – and for the life of me I can’t remember who. Oh dear!!!

Hopefully by putting it here, they will see if – I hope. And it’s a great storage place for me too…

Going to make some more of these…

Blessings

Diane

Basic Charity Hats


This simple pattern comes in sizes preemie, newborn, and baby. It also includes adjustments for 3 different gauges making it a perfect pattern for knitting charity projects with leftover  stash yarn.   (The picture above shows the hats using the 5 stitch gauge)

 

Skill Level: easy
Stitches used: cast on, knit, k2t, k3t, bind off
Abbreviations: knit (k), knit two together (k2t), knit three together,
Measures: sizes preemie, (newborn, baby)
hat: approximately  11″ (12″, 13″) circumference and 4″ (5′, 6″) length
booties:  approximately 2″ (3″, 4″) wide
Notes: the adjustments for each size will be listed in parenthesis in this order, preemie (newborn, baby)

 

-Materials-

  • knitting needle size of your choice
  • yarn of your choice
  • yarn needle
  • stitch markers
  •  

    -Hat-
    Work a swatch first to determine what gauge you are knitting in. Listed below are the numbers of stitches you need to cast on for your gauge.

  • For 3 stitches per inch gauge: cast on 32 (36, 40) stitches, continue with pattern.
  • For 4 stitches per inch gauge: cast on 44 (48, 52) stitches, continue with pattern.
  • For 5 stitches per inch gauge: cast on 54 (60, 66) stitches, continue with pattern.

    1. Place marker and join in round, work 1″ of edging in stitch of your choice. (such as garter stitch, ribbing, seed stitch…)
    2. Knit for 2″ (3″, 4″).

  • For 3 stitches per inch gauge: *k2, k2t* to end of row. Knit 1 row. *K1, k2t* to end of row. Knit 1 row. K2t to end of row. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  • For 4 stitches per inch gauge: *k2, k2t* to end. Knit 2 rows. *K1, k2t* to end. Knit 2 rows. K2t to end. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  • For 5 stitches per inch gauge: *k4, k2t* to end. Knit 1 row. *K3, k2t*, to end. Knit 1 row. *K2, k2t*, to end. Knit 1 row. *K1, k2t*, to end. Knit 1 row.  K2t to end. Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitches. Fasten off and weave in ends.
  •  

    -Booties- (make 2)
    Work a swatch first to determine what gauge you are knitting in. Listed below are the numbers of stitches you need to cast on for your gauge.

  • For 3 stitches per inch gauge: cast on 16 (20, 24) stitches, continue with pattern.
  • For 4 stitches per inch gauge: cast on 22 (26, 30) stitches, continue with pattern.
  • For 5 stitches per inch gauge: cast on 26 (32, 38) stitches, continue with pattern.

    1. Place marker at begging of row and join in round, knit half of the stitches , place marker, and knit to end.
    2. Knit till bootie measures 1″ (1 1/2″, 2″)
    3. Knit to 3 stitches before middle marker, k3t, k3t, knit to end.
    4. Knit 1 row.
    5. Knit to 2 stitches before middle marker, k2t, k2t, knit to end.

  • For 4 stitches per inch gauge: knit 1 row. Repeat  number 5.
  • For 5 stitches per inch gauge: knit 1 row. Repeat number 3.

    6. Knit till bootie measures 2″ (2 1/2″, 3″).
    7. Work 1″ of edging stitch of your choice. (such as garter stitch, ribbing, seed stitch…)
    8. Bind off. Sew bottom of bootie together, pull tightly and secure. Weave in ends.

     

    http://niftyknitting.com/category/preemie/

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