Basic Knit Hat

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Our greatest need for baby hats are for 5 lbs and up. Please take this in consideration when knitting for Ohio's babies. Thank you

Knitted Baby Hats.

Newborn, Med preemie (5-7 lbs.)
Small preemie (1-4lbs)

All sizes follow the same instructions.
Newborn uses size 8 needles and a 4 ply SOFT yarn such as Caron Simply Soft. (can be found at Walmart)
Med size uses size 6 needles and uses a baby sport weight 3ply yarn (Such as Red Heart baby sport)
Small size uses a size 4 needle and baby yarn. (Not Fingering)

General Directions.
Cast on 54 sts. Work in Kl-Pl ribbing for 16 rows. approx. 2inches.
Change to Stockinette stitch.
Kl row Pl row.and knit for 24 rows.
Decrease Rows.
Row1-- Knit 3 knit 2 together across
Row2--Purl 2 Purl 2 together across
Row 3 -Knit 1 Knit 2 together across
row 4--Knit 2 together across.
Cut a long length of yarn for sewing. Gather remaining sts and sew securely
Continue to sew back seam.
Add pompom or bow if desired.

Pattern revised by Rosemary

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