Plain and Striped Newborn Purple Hat by Olha
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Plain and Striped Newborn Purple Hat

by Olha
Knitting
May 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
43 - 45 yards (39 - 41 m)
baby, newborn
This pattern is available for free.

This is a modification of the baby hat pattern published on the IWK website. This hat is favoured by the hospital nurses because of the foldable brim that gently hugs a baby’s head. The pattern is published to raise awareness about the Period of Purple Crying Program at the IWK Health Centre. The PURPLE program educates parents about normal infant crying and teaches coping skills in order to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Both striped and plain hats are made with the same pattern.

Photography: Shannon Bower, photos used with permission
Technical editing: Charlotte Quiggle