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.
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.
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.
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.