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Free Knitting Patterns:

Infant hat

size 3 knitting needles (use for preemie size)
size 6 knitting needles (use for full-term size)
3-ply baby sport weight yarn
darning needle
hat pattern:
cast on 72 stitches
work in rib stitch (K1, P1) across, until piece measures 1" in length
R1) (K1, K2 tog.) across. (48 st.)
R2) (K1, P1) across.
R3) (P1, K1) across.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until piece measures 2" total.

R4) Purl across.
R5) (K2 tog. yo) across to last 2 st., K2 tog. (47 st.)
R6) Purl across.

R7) (K1, P1) across.
Repeat row 7, until piece measures 5" in length total. (6" for full-term size)

R8) K1, (K2 tog.) across. (23 st.)
Cut yarn off, leaving about 12" tail.
Thread tail onto darning needle and run darning needle through the 23 stiches remaining.
Pull tight and sew seam shut.
Flip brim up, and add a small ribbon bow through the eyelet holes in the front.

Copyright ęCheryl Smith, 1998. No commercial use or publication of these patterns is permitted, in print or on the Internet. All copies made for personal noncommercial use must carry this notice. chaosatlanta@gmail.com

This pattern is part of a set. For the matching items, please follow these links: booties and mitts