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I have been knitting for 59 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in ...

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So Soft Preemie Beanies

from Route 45
(6) Name: 'Knitting : So Soft Preemie Beanies
So Soft Preemie Beanies
So Soft Preemie Beanies
So Soft Preemie Beanies

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round
  • knit
  • k1tbl - knit stitch by inserting needle down through the back of the loop
  • k2tog - knit 2 stitches together
  • m1 - make 1 stitch (instructions are given in the pattern)

Pattern Description:

These tiny little hats are knit to fit babies approximately 1.5 pounds up to possibly 4 or 5 pounds. The depth of the beanies is shallow so they shound not have to be turned up at the brim and to provide for baby's comfort. They are stretchy beyond the measurements given.


Stockinette Stitch - 4.5 sts and 7 rounds = 1 inch

Twisted knit ribbing - 6.5 sts and 7 rounds = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Circumference - 8.5 inches
  • Height - 3.25-3.50 inches
  • Twisted Knit Ribbed Beanie circumference 6.5 inches
  • Twisted Knit Ribbed Beanie Height 3 inches


  • Select from your growing stash of yarn!! Select soft worsted weight yarn such as Caron Simply Soft Acrylic yarn
  • US Size 5 double pointed needles