Newborn Knit Hat for Hospitals













Size 6 Needles
Worsted Weight Yarn (I like to use Bernat Satin or the Little Britches yarn from Hobby Lobby)

Cast on 48 stitches

Work in Knit 1, Purl 1 ribbing for 1" (about 6 rows)

Knit in Stockinette Stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 3" inches. End with a purl row. Piece will now measure 4" from the beginning.

Begin Decrease for top of hat:
Next Row: Knit 2 together across row (24 stitches)
Next Row: Purl across
Next Row: Knit 2 together across row (12 stitches)
Next Row: Purl across
Next Row: Knit 2 together across row (6 stitches)

Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing up seam. Thread the tail of yarn through a large eye needle and then pull through the stitches to remove them from the needle. Pull stitches tight to gather. Sew seam down side of hat with remaining yarn. Make pom pom and fasten to top of hat.

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