Anne R.'s Modified Small Preemie Hat
Size #3 needles
This hat may be adjusted in size by using needles size #2 or
#4. You also may add 8 stitches. You will have to adjust the length if you make these changes.
Cast on 40 sts. Knit every row for 14 rows. Purl 1 row on the
wrong side for a turning ridge.
Knit 2, purl 2 for 8 rows of ribbing.
Next, knit 20 rows of 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 entire row.
Cut the yarn to about 15 inches. Thread a needle and gather
the remaining stitches. Sew a flat seam, remembering to reverse the seam on the turn-up
cuff. If desired, you may attach a pompon or a bow.