Because this blog will be shared between knitters and quilters, I will add the directions for the baby hats. Thanks to Jeanette for taking apart the hospital's hat and writing our instructions for us. Also, the nifty knitters are perfectly acceptable for making these tiny hats as well. The variations in size of these hats are good. The nurses at Shawnee Mission hospital will determine which baby needs which hat.
PREEMIE BABY CAPS.
Size # 3 knitting needles. Small amout of any yarn, any color.
Cast on 62 stitches. Work in k-2, p-2 ribbing for 1 inch.
Knit straight for 3 inches from last row of ribbing. You can use any design you wish for this section.
Next row. k-1, k-2 tog. repeat to end of row. (42 sts).
Next row, purl to the end. (this will probably be the inside)
Next row. k-3, k-4 & 5 tog. (34 sts).
Next row purl
Work two rows in st.st.
Cut yarn, leaving a 12 inch tail. Thread tail through stitches and secure,
Use tail to sew up back seam, fasten off securely. Wrap yarn around three fingers about 10 - 12 times. Tie in the middle and thread the two ends through to the inside
top of cap and tie ends together securely.