Stretchy Newborn Hat Pattern

  • Newborn: use 4 ply yarn
  • Preemie: use 3 ply yarn
  1. Cast on 48 stiches loosely using number 5 needles
  2. Knit 5 rows of K1, P1 ribbing
  3. Change to number 8 needles
  4. Row 1 & 2: K2, P2
  5. Row 3: Knit
  6. Row 4: Purl
  7. Row 5 & 6: P2, K2
  8. Row 7: Knit
  9. Row 8: Purl
  10. Row 9 & 10: K2, P2
  11. Row 11: Knit
  12. Row 12: Purl
  13. Row 13 & 14: P2, K2
  14. Row 15: Knit
  15. Row 16: Purl
  16. Row 17 & 18: K2, P2
  17. Row 19: Knit
  18. Row 20: Purl
  19. Next row: K2, K2 together across one row (36 stitches)
  20. Knit 5 rows of K1, P1 ribbing
  21. Next row: knit 2 together across (18 stitches)
  22. Cut yarn to 18 inches. Thread on yarn needle and put through remaining stitches. Pull up and sew together and down the side. Trim with a pompom.