Cute as a Button Preemie Hat

Skill Level: intermediate
Stitches used: cast on, knit, k2t, picking up stitches, bind off,
Abbreviations: knit (k), knit two together (k2t)
Measures: Preemie, 11” circumference and 5” length
Gauge: 20 stitches and 24 rows = 4” by 4”

-Materials-

  • size 6 double pointed needles
  • size 4 straight needles
  • Caron Simply Soft Brights, watermelon – 315 yds (100% acrylic)
  • Caron Simply Soft Bright, mango – 315 yds (100% acrylic)
  • yarn needle
  • stitch markers
  • 1 1/4” diameter button (optional)

-Hat-

  1. With size 4 needles and mango, cast on 8 stitches.
  2. Knit till piece measures 11 3/4” (54 ridges).
  3. Bind off, sew cast on and bind off edges together.
  4. With size 6 needles and watermelon, pick up a stitch at every ridge, place marker at beginning of row.  (54 stitches)
  5. Knit for 2 1/2”.
  6. *K4, k2t* repeat within *-* to end. (45 stitches)
  7. Knit 1 row.
  8. *K3, k2t* repeat within *-* to end. (36 stitches)
  9. Knit 1 row.
  10. *K2, k2t*, repeat within *-* to end. (27 stitches)
  11. Knit 1 row.
  12. *K1, k2t*, repeat within *-* to end. (18 stitches)
  13. Knit 1 row.
  14. K2t to end, cut yarn and pull through the remaining 9 stitches. fasten off and weave in ends.

-Finishing- (optional)

  • With mango, embroider a flower on the hat. Sew the button in the center.

-Tube Socks- (make 2)

  1. With size 4 needles and mango, cast on 8 stitches.
  2. Knit till piece measures 3 1/3” (16 ridges).
  3. Bind off, sew cast on and bind off edges together.
  4. With size 6 needles and watermelon, pick up a stitch at every ridge, place marker at beginning of row. (16 stitches)
  5. Knit for 3”.
  6. *K2, k2t*, repeat within *-* to end. (12 stitches)
  7. Knit 1 row.
  8. *K1, k2t*, repeat within *-* to end. (8 stitches)
  9. K2t to end, cut yarn and pull through remaining 4 stitches, fasten off and weave in ends.

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7 thoughts on “Cute as a Button Preemie Hat

  1. Hi Joy! This pattern is cute as a button, literally :D I happen to be the author of the post that’s pinged above, haha. I’m in the process of updating that very post, and I’d love to use one of your photos of the pattern. Would you be willing to let me do that? Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Nicole, I’d be honored for you to use the photo! I love your blog and the difference your making in this world. Happy knitting! :)

      ~ Joy

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