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Home : Patterns : So-Soft Preemie Hat

Free Knitting Pattern: So-Soft Preemie Hat

Lion Brand® Babysoft®
Pattern #: NW09221006K
Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Varies, Preemie, Preemie-to-Newborn
Sizes: Small Preemie, Medium Preemie, Large Preemie
Finished circumference:
6 (7, 8) in. [15, (18, 20.5) cm]. Since the hat is knit in the round, to measure lay hat flat to measure. This measurement will be half the circumference.
Finished Length:
3¾ (5, 5½) in. [9.5, (12.5, 14) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.


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*Babysoft (Article #920). Solids and Prints: 60% Acrylic, 40% Polyamid;  
Pomps: 62% Acrylic, 27% Nylon, 11% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz/141g; 459 yd/420m balls,
Prints and Pomps: 4 oz/113g; 367 yd/335m balls.

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So-Soft Preemie Hat

Lion Brand® Babysoft®


6 stitches to an inch [2.5 cm] over Pattern Stitch. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


Rnds 1 and 2: Knit.
Rnd 3: Purl 1, k2.
Rep Rnds 1-3 for Pattern Stitch.

Cast on 36 (42, 48) sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Work in k1, p1 rib for 1 (1.5, 1.5) inch [2.5 (3.8, 3.8) cm], then work in Pattern Stitch until piece measures 3 (3.5, 4.5) inches [7.5 (9, 11.5) cm] from beg.

Shape crown
Next Rnd:
*K4 (5) (6), k2tog, repeat from * around - 30 (36, 42) sts.
Rnd 2: *K3 (4) (5), k2tog, repeat from * around - 24 (30, 36) sts.
Rnd 3: *K2 (3) (5), k2tog, repeat from * around - 18 (24, 30) sts.
Continue to decrease in this manner until there are 6 sts left.
Next Rnd: (K2 tog) around - 3 sts.
Cord (for top knot): *Slide remaining 3 sts to other end of needle and knit them, pulling yarn tightly across the back of the work. (Do not turn work.) Repeat from * to make cord, working until cord measures 1.5 (1.75. 1.75) inches [3.8 (4.5, 4.5) cm]. Bind off.

Weave in ends. Knot cord. Turn up ribbed cuff.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit p = purl
rnd(s) = round(s) WS = wrong side

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Pattern Average Rating: *****5.0 (based on 4 reviews)
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So-Soft Preemie Hat Reviewed by brandy rutledge on 2009-07-12 *****
For someone who has had problems with handling the multiple needle aspect, this was an extremely easy pattern to do and great for learning the dp needle techniques and the i-cord was just as easy. THANKS for a great pattern!

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