This little preemie hat pattern comes with sizes for a head circumference of 6″(7″,8″,9″,10″,12″). With that variety, you can knit one for practically every week of baby’s time in the NICU. It is written for fingering-weight sock yarn and US size 1 (2.25 mm) needles and is knit in the round. One ball of sock yarn will be enough to knit three to four hats, depending on the sizes you choose.
The picot hem gives it a very store-bought, high-quality feel and will impress everyone who sees it. (We won’t tell them how easy it is to do.) There are complete instructions for creating the picot hem in the pattern, and it’s a great skill to acquire if you haven’t tried it already. It’s one of my favourite new techniques. (Oh, and if you’re worried about sewing, don’t be! There is none involved, and the edge will be as elastic as the knitted fabric.)
The pattern is now available as a free Ravelry download. Click on the link below to download it without being a Ravelry member!