Charity – Preemie Hat Patterns

Basic Knit Hat (Small Preemie)
by Ann Furlough

This pattern was developed with feedback from Carol Anne Voltman, volunteer at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.
Important: Use only soft yarn. Rather than using pastels, they request bright colors!

Use a light sport weight yarn and size 4 needles (Tip: I have used Hobby Lobby’s Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn. It is soft and comes in many bright colors.)

Cast on 48 stitches.
K2, P2 (ribbing) for 1½ inches
Work in stockinette stitch for 3 inches

Decrease for crown:
Row 1: K6, K2tog around
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: K5, K2tog around
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: K4, K2tog around
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: K3, K2tog around
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: K2, K2tog around
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: K1, K2tog around
Row 12: K2tog around

Draw all stitches together at the top onto a yarn needle. Secure ends. Leave as is or add a pompom. You may also further decrease remaining 6 stitches to 3 stitches and work an i-cord long enough to tie a knot in it.

Basic Knit Hat (Large Preemie)
by Stephanie Cunningham at WC Mercantile.

Use 4-ply washable yarn and size 6 needles

Cast on 50  stitches. 
K1, P1 (ribbing for) 1”
4” stockinette stitch (Total length should be 5”)

Draw all stitches together tightly at the top by weaving yarn through all the stitches on the needle.  Knot securely.  Weave seams together using yarn. 

Optional:  Add pom pom or bow for the top.