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Roll Brim Hat For Preemies Knitting Pattern

Colleen Kadleck

Roll Brim Hat For Preemies Knitting Pattern

This easy hat fits preemies and has a simple cute top knot. There are two versions: one in worsted weight yarn and one in bulky weight yarn.

Either hat can be made bigger or smaller. For the worsted weight hat, add or subtract stitches in multiples of 8; for the bulky weight hat, add or subtract stitches in multiples of 6.

Worsted Weight Version
Gauge:
16 sts=4 inches

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn
Size 8 US (5 mm) double pointed needles-set of 4

Instructions
CO 48 sts. Divide 16 sts on each needle. Making sure sts aren't twisted, join.
Knit until hat measures 4 inches from beginning (unroll brim if needed to measure).

Decrease Crown
Round 1: *k6, slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around
Round 2 (and all even rounds): knit
Round 3: *k5 st, slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around
Round 5: *k4, slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around
Round 7: *k3, slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around
Round 9: *k2, slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around
Round 11: *k1, slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around
Round 13: *slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around

Next 4-5 rounds: knit

Thread yarn through remaining stitches, pull tight and secure yarn end inside hat.

Bulky Weight Version
Gauge:
12 sts=4 inches

Materials:
Bulky weight yarn
Size 10½ US (6.5 mm) double pointed needles-set of 4

Instructions
CO 36 sts. Divide 12 sts on each needle. Making sure sts aren't twisted, join.
Knit until hat measures 4 inches from beginning (unroll brim if needed to measure).

Decrease Crown
Round 1: *k4, slip 1, k1, psso; repeat from * around
Round 2 (and all even rounds): knit
Round 3: *k3, slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around
Round 5: *k2, slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around
Round 7: *k1, slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around
Round 9: *slip 1, k1, psso; rep from * around

Next 4-5 rounds: knit

Thread yarn through remaining stitches, pull tight and secure yarn end inside hat.

Either size hat can be made bigger or smaller. For the worsted weight hat, add or subtract stitches in multiples of 8; for the bulky weight hat, add or subtract stitches in multiples of 6.

©This hat was designed by Colleen Kadleck. Please feel free to make copies of this pattern for personal use or charitable use only.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.