UPDATED! Make sure you have the most current version, “Picot-Hem Preemie Hat 2013.” The lengths have been updated. The new version is now available for download.
These adorable little preemie hats are simple and elegant, with special picot detailing and a hemmed edge. They will impress everyone who sees them, and we knitters won’t tell them how easy they are to make!
There are complete instructions for creating the picot hem, so if you’ve never done this kind of detail before, don’t worry. There is no sewing involved, and the hem is just as elastic as the knitted fabric. And, if you find yourself with any questions that the pattern doesn’t seem to address, send me a message! I’ll be glad to help. The hem is a great skill to learn, and I’ve loved how it has taken my knitted projects to the next level.
You can knit about three or four hats from one ball of sock yarn, depending on the sizes you choose to make.
When you purchase the pattern, you will automatically be sent a download link for the pdf file.
Sizes: 6″(7″,8″,9″,10″,12″) head circumference
Yarns: Fingering-weight sock yarn. Shown here in Knit Picks Felici Fingering in the colour “Rainbow.”
Yardage: 41 – 54 yards (37 – 49 m) You can easily make 3-4 hats from one 50 g ball of sock yarn, depending on which sizes you knit.
Needles: Two size 1 US (2.25 mm) circular needles or 4 dpn’s
- Knitting in the round
- Provisional Cast-On