Monday, February 4, 2008

DC Preemie Hats

Thanks to all who joined Stitch DC for Fiber Bowl 2008. As you may know, we did charity crafting. In fact, we made over 30 preemie caps on Sunday afternoon. I called Georgetown University Hospital Pedriatric Center today and they are pleased to accept our donation of preemie caps. I plan to bring the caps around Feb 20 so there is still time to join in and help. You can join us for late night on Capitol Hill and knit or crochet a hat. Or just use the pattern below and drop caps off at any of the stores before 2/19. Thanks again.

FINISHED MEASUREMENT 8”-10” circumference / 5” tall.

Crocheted Preemie Cap
With 4-4.5 mm crochet hook, chain 30 stitches.
Turn, Half Double Crochet (hdc) into third chain from end. Continue to hdc across row (28 hdc) Turn, Chain 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc across row.Repeat last row until hat measures 4” (10cm). Next row: Turn, chain 2, hdc 4, hdc2tog, hdc 5, hdc2tog repeat from to end.
Next row: Turn, chain 2 hdc across row
Next row: Turn, chain 2, hdc2tog, hdc, hdc2tog, repeat from to end of row.
Next row: Turn, chain 1, sc2tog across row. Finish off and sew seams.

Knitted Preemie Hat
With US 6 Knitting Needle, Cast on 46 stitches.
First row: k1, p1 across row. Repeat this row for 1”
Change to stockinette stitch and work until 4” (10cm).
Next row: (right side):K3, k2tog repeat from to last stitch k1.
Next row and all wrong side rows: Purl.
Next RS row:k2, k2tog, repeat from to last stitch k1.
Next RS row: k1, k2tog repeat from to last stitch, k1.
Next RS row:k2tog, repeat to last stitch, k1.
Pull thread thru live stitches and sew side seam


Shiny Red Shoe Girl said...

What yarn do you recommend? Thank you, Martie

The Roses said...

My question too... Kathy in FL