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Shandeh 03-18-2009 05:13 PM

Stretchy Baby Hats for NC Hospital
 
Hello, my friends! :hug:

As you know, I recently took several of our Oddball Preemie Baby Blankets to a hospital in my area. While I was there, I asked if they need any other knitted items.

One of the nurses said they needed stretchy, full-term baby hats. She said that most of the hats they receive are too small for the babies. I told her that we would be happy to make some hats for their nursery. So, she gave me a hat to use as a sample.

I counted the stitches, and laid it out to measure. Then made this pattern: (click title for pattern)
Stretchy Ribbed Newborn Hat - In the Round


My hat turned out exactly the same size.


I used Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Stripes for my hat, so it would have pretty stripes. But, any soft, DK yarn should work just fine.


I have LOTS of that yarn in my stash, so I'm looking forward to making pretty, colorful hats. :) I really like that yarn, because it feels like I'm knitting with candy! :heart: :heart:


If you would like to make some baby hats, using my pattern, help yourself. If you want to donate some to my hospital, let me know. :hug:

sgtpam 03-18-2009 06:51 PM

Hi Sandi...will this work the same with a 16" circular needle? I'm not into the dpn's yet....:)

cricket22 03-19-2009 09:48 AM

I would love to make some for your hospital. I have a lot of the Bernat baby coordinates left over from projects. What a perfet way to use it up. I am now inspired to get the housework done so I can relax and knit up some baby hats Thanks!

Shandeh 03-19-2009 10:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sgtpam (Post 1215410)
Hi Sandi...will this work the same with a 16" circular needle? I'm not into the dpn's yet....:)

You could do the FIRST part with a circular needle, but then you'd need to switch to dpns when it's time to decrease. The top of the hat would be too small for your circular. (Or, you could do magic loop with a long circular for that part.)

Quote:

Originally Posted by cricket22 (Post 1215592)
I would love to make some for your hospital. I have a lot of the Bernat baby coordinates left over from projects. What a perfet way to use it up. I am now inspired to get the housework done so I can relax and knit up some baby hats Thanks!

:woohoo:
Yay! Thanks for helping! :hug:
Let me know when you are ready to send it, and I'll give you the details.

misha rf 03-19-2009 10:34 AM

Is sport weight the same as DK weight? My brain isn't functioning well this morning. Regardless, I'll be making some to send to you for your hospital!

Shandeh 03-19-2009 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by misha rf (Post 1215607)
Is sport weight the same as DK weight? My brain isn't functioning well this morning. Regardless, I'll be making some to send to you for your hospital!

Thanks Misha! :muah:
Sportweight is VERY close to DK....just a tiny bit thinner. I think it should work very well. After all, the finished hat is very stretchy, and babies come in all sizes. :thumbsup:

misha rf 03-19-2009 11:25 AM

Awesome!! :cheering: I'll probably go up a needle size, since I tend to knit on the tight side. Thanks!

Shandeh 03-19-2009 04:12 PM

I'm a tight knitter too. :hug:

misha rf 03-19-2009 07:09 PM

Heh. Then I'll stick to the suggested needle size. :teehee:

sakura-panda 03-27-2009 10:23 AM

Thanks, Sandy -- that looks like one of the hats that DS got at the hospital when he was born and it was one of my favorites. I can't wait to try your pattern! :yay:


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