Beyond BOBBOL 2015 Charity Knitting: Flowered Crown Preemie Hat

The next up learn-and-knit-along will be our annual focus for charity knitting. For this KAL only, everyone will be able to get the project pattern for free! Come join us to knit Flowered Crown Preemie Hat.

This pretty baby hat is knit in the round for the most part in a simple 1,1 ribbing. Its plainness is topped off with a “flower” design incorporated in the decreases for the crown shaping. I hope you will enjoy knitting this project for your favorite baby charities and baby-gifting occasions.

Flowered Crown Baby Hat

Flowered Crown Baby Hat

Note: Flowered Crown Preemie Hat is sized for premature babies, but you can easily upsize it for newborns (or larger) by adding pattern repeats or making with thicker yarn on larger size needles.

Pattern Stitch Instructions: Written

Construction: Knit in one piece in-the-round beginning at the bottom of the hat. No seams to sew.

Skills needed: casting on, knitting circularly, knit, purl, ssk, k2tog

Learn-Then-Do featured techniques: Twist 2 right; Twist 2 left. There are 1-over-1 cables made without using a cable needle. Instructions will be included in the pattern. Of course, you can substitute using a cable needle if you prefer.

Pattern Availability

The Flowered Crown Preemie Hat pattern will be available to all registered, active KnitHeartStrings starting this weekend around April 25, 2015. Meantime, get ready to knit by gathering the  supplies you’ll need. See the Shopping List below.

Shopping List

While you are waiting for the pattern to the posted, you can stash dive or check out your favorite yarn stores now and be ready to start knitting. Here is what you will need —

  • 6o yards fingering weight acrylic baby yarn or cotton blend that is machine washable AND dry-able
  • Size 3 US (3.25 mm) needles suggested; your choice of double-point or circular needles for knitting in-the-round

An Invitation to Join Us for KnitHeartStrings KAL’s

I hope you will join us to knit and learn along for Flowered Crown Preemie Hat. If you are not yet a member of KnitHeartStrings, you can Join Here for our monthly knit-a-longs. 

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One Response to Beyond BOBBOL 2015 Charity Knitting: Flowered Crown Preemie Hat

  1. I make a number of charity baby hats – mostly boring. I’m excited to do this one
    Thank you

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