Top Down Preemie Hat by C.C. Almon
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Top Down Preemie Hat

Knitting
July 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in knit every row in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
3.75 mm (F)
42 yards (38 m)
8.75 inch (22cm), 9.5 inch (24cm), 10.25 inch (26cm), 11.5 inch (29cm), 12.5 inch (32cm), 13.5 inch (34.5cm), 14.5 inch (37cm)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Top Down Preemie Hat

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I’ve been knitting hats for quite some time and many of the hats I have knitted have been to donate to local hospitals for the premature babies in their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Side note: I spent two years as a hospital chaplain and my primary unit was the NICU so I have a deep connection and affection for families of premature babies. Having recently learned a new cast-on method, I decided to write this pattern for a top down preemie hat.

Grab your yarn and needles. Happy Knitting!

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This hat is knit using the magic loop method (although the purchaser could easily adapt it for two circulars or double points).

The Emily Ocker Cast-On and Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off are used in this pattern.

The knitter needs to be comfortable with the following techniques: knit, purl, KFB, & k2tog. In addition, a video tutorial for the Emily Ocker Cast-On has been recorded by the designer.

This pattern includes written instructions for the following sizes:
8.75 inch (22cm) will fit an average 24 week baby
9.5 inch (24cm) will fit an average 26 week baby
10.25 inch (26cm) will fit an average 28 week baby
11.5 inch (29cm) will fit an average 31 week baby
12.5 inch (32cm) will fit an average 35 week baby
13.5 inch (34.5cm) will fit an average 38 week baby
14.5 inch (37cm) will fit an average full-term baby

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