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honestabby
06-11-2007, 10:01 AM
Our group is taking a break for summer, but here is my latest addition to our give-away items:

http://bittenbyknittin.blogspot.com/2007/06/last-chance-before-summer-break.html

Shandeh
06-14-2007, 12:53 AM
Those hats are PRECIOUS! :heart:

madametj
06-18-2007, 09:28 PM
Do you have any patterns? I can't seem to find any that come out just right

honestabby
06-20-2007, 01:57 PM
My pattern was from the Lion Brand website (www.lionbrand.com (http://www.lionbrand.com)).

Margie402
06-26-2007, 07:03 PM
Our grandson was a preemie and has just tuned three. All is well and good.

I figured that, after he was born, I owed some thanks to the universe, so I sat down and made a bag of preemie caps. I had fun trying out different designs and patterns.

You know what the nurse said was the best one??

Dull and boring K2, P2 because it would fit so many sizes.

Margie

larudden
06-28-2007, 10:54 AM
OK, I can't find that pattern! Can you help me out?:muah:

Shandeh
06-28-2007, 02:06 PM
Here are some patterns I like:

Ribbed Beanie: http://www.p2designs.com/images/patterns/HatBasicBeanie.html

Happy Hat:
http://www.p2designs.com/images/patterns/Hat-HappyPreemie.html

NICU Friendly Petal Hat:
http://www.p2designs.com/images/patterns/HatPetalNICU.html

Shadow Stripes Hat:
http://www.p2designs.com/images/patterns/ShadowStripesSet.html

Slip Stitch Hats and Socks:
http://www.p2designs.com/images/patterns/SlipStSwitch.html

Slipped Rib Hat and Socks:
http://www.p2designs.com/images/patterns/SlippedRibHatSox.html

Broken Rib Hat:
http://www.p2designs.com/images/patterns/DennysBrokenRibHat.html

Paul's Hat:
http://www.p2designs.com/images/patterns/DennysPaulHat.html

Knitted Hat in LOTS of Sizes:
http://www.newbornsinneed.org/html/knit_hat.html

Simple Hat with 2 needles:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/stoke/my_pages/babywear/hkp/012.shtml

I've used other patterns too, but just wanted to get you started.

Limey
06-29-2007, 06:44 PM
Wowsers!

Shandeh

I think you've posted enough links here to keep me going for the next 10 years! :knitting::knitting::knitting::knitting::knitting: :knitting::knitting::knitting::knitting::knitting:

Thanks so much for this post - I'd have spent ages mooching about the net looking for Preemie hats, so you've saved me a huge amount of time; I love the Shadow Stripes hat! :happydance:

Many Thanks

All Best Wishes

Limey aka Ellie

Shandeh
06-29-2007, 07:05 PM
You're welcome, my friend! :muah:

Have fun making tiny baby hats!

dolphie2
08-17-2007, 05:31 PM
Your hats are gorgeous.

Thanks for the premie hats links Sandy. I am knitting heaps of premie hats for South African babies. This is wonderful.

Thanks again
Sandy in N.Z.

Shandeh
08-17-2007, 05:35 PM
Thanks for the premie hats links Sandy. I am knitting heaps of premie hats for South African babies. This is wonderful.
You're very welcome! :muah:

LauraD
08-22-2007, 09:25 AM
I just started knitting preemie hats last night and completed 2 already! Super fast knit.

chillawilla
08-24-2007, 09:39 AM
My LYS collects for Caps to the Capitol around Christmas time, so I've gotten started on my bunch of wee little hats now too. Two done, one otn..

Thanks Shandeh for that shadow stripes pattern. I needed a change.:thumbsup:

SherKnit
09-10-2007, 04:03 PM
I am knitting preemie hats as well. Two done, another on the needles...my stash buster project. But they seem unusually small. I realize that preemies are tiny...but my hats seem doll size.....are they really that tiny?

THANKS!
p.s. I have been following the patterns to a T...

Shandeh
09-10-2007, 04:35 PM
Thanks Shandeh for that shadow stripes pattern. I needed a change.:thumbsup:
You're welcome! :hug:

CDBear
09-28-2007, 10:23 PM
My LYS in Tuscaloosa, AL has issued a 'challenge' to a yarn shop in New Orleans as to which one can make the most preemie hats by the Bama/LSU game. We already have over 125 hats!!!

If anyone is interested in sending one or two, send me a PM!!! :)

Shandeh
09-29-2007, 10:33 AM
Excellent! :thumbsup:

craftn56
10-02-2007, 08:13 AM
The preemies heads are very small. My son was 2 mos. premature but to look at him now you wouldn't be able to tell, he is now 15 yrs. old.
If the hat will fit over an orange then it will fit a preemie...

Have a blessed day...
Yolanda

Margie402
11-20-2007, 11:32 PM
`When I found out our grandson was a preemie (and all turned out well), I sat down and started knitting preemie hats as my Gift of Thanks to the Universe.

I had a great time making every single one different only to be told that a 2 by 2 rib 2ould be the mot useful.

Ah well, the hat are for the hospital and the kids, not for my enoyment. Great things to carry along to meetings. Brainless knitting.

Margie

hainangel2000
11-21-2007, 01:02 PM
This is from the top of my head

Size small preemie CO 36-42 Stitches
Size MED-LG Preemie 44-54 sts
NB- 54-62 Sts

Work a Knit 1, Purl 1 across (single rib) or do a double rib (knit 2, purl 2 across) do this for 1 1/2-2 " (All the above is prefrence on what size hat you are making)
After your done with the rib stockenette stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) repeat for 3-4 inches (depending on hat size your making)
then dec
you can knit 2 together across (on knit side of hat) then purl the next size
repeat dec row
purl across then cut yarn leaving a long tail put tail on yarn needle weave through stitches left on needle, pull off of needle then pull up tight. Sew up side and weave in ends.

You can do a different type of decrease but this is just a quickie hat pattern I use alot!
Hope it made since lolololol :roflhard: