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from Little Acorn Creations
(6) Name: 'Knitting : littlerest

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
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About the designer

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 ...

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