Newborn (Preemie) hat by Janice Kang

Newborn (Preemie) hat

Fingering (14 wpi) ?
8 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette st
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
90 - 115 yards (82 - 105 m)
10" (13") circumference
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This pattern is available for free.

The hat is worked in stockinette st with a spiral decrease and a turned up ribbed cuff. The 10” size is small enough to fit newborns in developing countries--consider it a preemie hat.


Approx 17 (23) gms sock weight yarn

Set of five 3.0mm DPNs or size needed to obtain guage

Waste yarn for tubular cast on (optional)

I like a Tubular Cast On for a stretchy edge and have included instructions in the pattern.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to send me an email.