Photo prop beanie by Justine Turner
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Photo prop beanie

Knitting
August 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Newborn photo prop or Preemie (Large NB prop or NB regular)

Simple, simple, simple, just a plain beanie that you can dress up or down as you wish, or make the lace version for something a little more interesting.

Make the plain beanie and the lace beanie in the same yarn for boy/girl twins, how cute is that!?

The trends are moving towards finer knits in newborn photography, this beanie has instructions for sport, DK and worsted yarn, you can use a finer fluffy yarn if desired to get the lacey open look…just be sure to get match the gauge.

Please ensure your garment complies with the safety suggestions in the e-book, particularly if the garment is for everyday wear.

Patterns suitable for intermediate knitters who can confidently read a pattern and work in the round. All lace patterns are written and charted.

SIZES
Newborn photo prop or Preemie
(Large NB prop or NB regular)
Actual chest (baby) 34 (41cm)/13.5 (16.5)”
The smaller size is for newborn prop (with no nappy/diaper) or very small newborns.
The larger size is for large newborn prop, or regular sized newborns (up to 4kg).

UNDERSTANDING SIZING
Sizing and yarn weights explanation:
Newborn (Large NB) Sport/ Newborn (Large NB) DK/
Newborn (Large NB) Worsted.
If there is only one number given it applies to all
sizes/weights. Circle the instructions for your size and weight prior to starting.

MATERIALS
Rompers and Large NB pants require 2 balls of your chosen yarn; all other patterns require one ball.
Sport (5 ply)
Heritage organic merino 100% merino wool, 50g = 192 m /210 yds
3.25mm and 4mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
DK (8 ply)
Zealana Willow 70% merino 30% cashmere, 50g = 128 m/140 yds
3.25 and 4mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Worsted (Aran, 10 ply)
madelinetosh Tosh Merino 100% merino, 100g = 192 m/210 yds
4mm and 5mm needles, or size needed to obtain gauge.

NOTE ABOUT NEEDLES
I work in the round using the magic loop method.
If you prefer to use a different method please choose your needles accordingly.

NOTIONS
Darning needle, Stitch markers

GAUGE
24/22/20 sts to 10cm/4” in Stocking stitch after blocking but in a relaxed state (the swatch and the knitter!). I do not give row gauge as I give length measurements.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, however sometimes mistakes slip through, please contact me if you discover one.