Friday, August 14, 2009

Thanks for the pattern!

Thanks for the simple pattern for the beanies. I'll get right to it. Margaret

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

I heard that quads were born at the clinic. How are they? Are they boys? girls? some of both? Did they go home with hats? Pictures?

E.G., Emily's Granmom

Monday, August 10, 2009

Knit Hats for Newborns: Sizes from Full Term to X-Small Preemie

Here's something my aunt gave to me she was using if it helps. I'll include a request for patterns on the next group email as well!

• Size # 6 needles
• Baby yarn, Sport weight yarn, or DK yarn

CAST on the number of stitches for the size hat desired (see Size Chart below).

RIB STITCH (Knit 1, Pearl 1) for one inch for all sizes.

STOCKINETTE (Knit a row, Pearl a row) for the number of inches indicated (see Size Chart below).

DRAW yarn through all stitches on needle and pull tightly on top. Knot securely.

WEAVE together seam using yarn.

OPTIONAL: Add a pom pom or bow on top.

Size Chart: # Stitches to Cast*****Stockinette Length

Full Term: 66 ***** 5” to 5 ½”

X-Large Preemie: 58 ***** 4” to 4 ½”

Large Preemie: 50 ***** 3 ½” to 4”

Medium Preemie: 44 ***** 3” to 3 ½”

Small Preemie: 40 ***** 2 ½” to 3”

X-Small Preemie: 36 ***** 2 ½”

Pattern for the Beanies?

I would like to get started knitting but wondered if anyone had a easy pattern for a beanie for a beginning knitter. Thanks for the help! Margaret