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Preemie Knit Cap: for beginners

Posted on November 6, 2008 at 11:15 AM

by Dee Stanziano, copyright 2008
TLC Essentials Yarn


Materials:
Caron TLC Essentials
Size 10 / 6mm knitting needles
Tapestry Needle

 

Gauge:
pending.  Cap should fit 3-5 pound baby.

 

Instructions:
Cast on 40. 
Row 1: k4, p4, repeat across. (not sure if I should say turn work, but yes, work is turned)
Row 2: p4, k4, repeat across.
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Row 5: k across
Rows 6: p accoss
Repeat rows 5 and 6 six times.
Row 13:  p2tog every 8th st. (36 sts)
Row 14:  k across
Row 15:  p2tog every 7th st. (32 sts)
Row 16:  k across
Row 17:  p2tog every 6th st (28 sts)
Row 18:  k across
Row 19:  p2tog every 5th st (24 sts)
Row 20:  k across.
Row 21:  p2tog every 4th st (20sts)
Row 22:  k2tog every 3rd st (16 sts)
Row 23:  p2tog every 2nd st (12 sts)
Row 24:  k4tog three times. (3 sts)
Row 25: p3tog. End off leaving long tail.



With long tail, seam side; bury ends.



(In image above I opted to add another row of k4, p4 and used Red Heart's Designer Sport.  It came out much smaller, perhaps fitting a baby 2-4 pounds.)

Please remember I am new to knitting -- and new to creating knit patterns.  I know my stitches are a bit wobbly, but I'll get there in time.  

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