Alli's Little World of Knitting

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Baby Hats for the Hospital ...

Hi Gang!! I've been a busy little beaver lately! I've taken on a side-project! LOL (like I need any MORE projects HAHAHA) I am trying to use up some of my yarn stash doing some good for others.

FOCUS The Saint John Regional Hospital Auxiliary has undertaken to provide all new babies born in our Hospital with a hand knitted cap. Research has proven that newborns do not drop their birth weight if they wear a cap. In order to promote this service we are appealing to the community.

Simple Wimple Baby Hats

1 skein Red Heart Baby Teri
Size 4 mm knitting needles
Size 4.5 mm knitting needles

With smaller needles, cast on 56 sts.
Work on (k1, pl) ribbing for 1.5”
Change to 4.5 mm needles and work in stocking stitch (st st) for 5" in total, ending with right side facing for next row.
To shape top:
Row 1: (K5, K2tog.) 8 times
Row 2: (and all even rows) Purl
Row 3: (K4, K2tog.) 8 times
Row 5: (K3, K2tog.) 8 times
Row 7: (K2, K2tog.) 8 times
Row 9: (K1 K2tog.) 8 times
Row 11: K2tog across - 8 sts left on needle

Break yarn and thread end through remaining 8 st.

Sew back seam edge to edge. Weave in yarn ends on wrong side of work.Turn or roll up cuff.

Happy Knitting!