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!
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: