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Ann's Newborn Hat

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Knitting 4 Children


Anne's Newborn Hat

DK Yarn
Size 5 or 6 Needles

Cast on 60 stitches.
Knit every row for 20 rows. Purl one row for a turning ridge.

Knit 2, purl 2 for ten rows of ribbing.

Knit 34 rows in garter stitch (knit every row).

Row 1: (Knit 3, knit 2 tog)* across the row.
Row 2: Knit across the row.
Row 3: (Knit 2, knit 2 tog.)* across the row.
Row 4: Knit across the row.
Row 5: (Knit 2 tog)* across the row.
Row 6: Knit across the row.
Row 7: (Knit 2 tog)* across the row.
Row 8: Knit across row.

Cut yarn to about 15 inches.
Thread a needle with this yarn and insert
through the stitches remaining on the needle. Gather tightly and fasten, but do not cut yarn.
Sew a flat seam, reversing then seam at the turn-up cuff.
If desired, you may add a pompon or a bow.

This hat may look small. It is supposed to stretch when placed on the baby's head, so the unseen ribbing will be snug and hold the hat on.

Hat  knit by Beth K.  Photo 1 shows completed hat.  Photo 2 shows the hat unfolded.  You can see the ribbing that holds the hat snug
to the baby's head.