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littlerest Pattern


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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • ribbing
  • increasing

Pattern Description:

I am a preemie. When I turned 30 a few years ago, I undertook a project to knit 30 preemie hats by my birthday. These hats are quick and addictive to knit. This is my way to say thank you.

The hat begins with a variation of Judy's Magic Cast-On and ends with Jeny's Super Stretchy Bind-Off.

Preemies' heads come in many sizes and the hope is that they grow! Negative ease is helpful so the hat will stay on.

A preemie's head is generally about 10-12 inches in circumference with 4-4.5 inches from the crown to the edge of the hat.


24 st = 4in/10cm in stockinette


  • US 6 (4 mm) dpns or circulars (two or magic loop)
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) dpns or circulars (two or magic loop)
  • approximately 50 yards (46 meters) Sport Weight yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

50 yards of Sport weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Patons Grace

About Designer

About Designer

pennys on

Penny spent many afternoons of her childhood happily crafting and crocheting the granny squares her mother taught her to make in the play-house she and her father built. The urge to knit took hold after college and began as a way to relax from the demands of the workday. Today it is the intersection and interaction between technology and fibre craft that drives her work. She lives in Westchester, ...

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