Too Early Birthday Preemie Hat
This hat - knit in the round with occasional purl ridges and a flat top - reminded me of a layer cake… which I last had at a birthday party… and preemies are babies who are born too soon… which means they get an “early birthday”… and thus the name of this hat was “born”: the Too Early Birthday hat.
It’s a simple but eye-catching design, just the thing to make for wee babes needing some love.
Size: 10in circumference by 3.5in height (25cm by 9cm)
Gauge: 18sts and 30rows per 4in (10cm) in stockinette stitch in the round
1 (partial) skein worsted weight yarn (sample is knit in Peaches N Creme 100% cotton)
US7 (4.5mm) needles - whatever you use for knitting in the round