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RJ’s Striped Preemie Beanie- Great to whip a few for charity

Another great preemie hat to knit for charity or your favorite little preemie. Sized to fit a preemie from 2 and half lbs to 4 lbs. Super stretchy and versatile. Pattern may be used to give as gifts and charity but pattern may not be sold and items made from this pattern may not be sold.Free preemie beanie pattern

Pattern: Ridged baby cap

Yarn: 1 skein of sport weight baby yarn

Skill Level: advanced beginner

Estimated time to finish: 2 hours

Needle size: US 6 (4.0mm)

Gauge: 5 sts/in

Abbreviations:

Sts= stitches

Co= cast on

K= knit

P = purl

K2tog= knit two together

Pattern:

Co 44 sts

  • Being careful not to twist sts, place marker and join rnd
  • K1, p1, around for 4 rnds

Next Rnd:

  • Knit each st around for 5 rnds
  • Purl each st for  1 rnd
  • Repeat these last two rows 2 more times
  • Knit one more rnd

Decrease:

  • k 9, k2tog, around
  • k each st around
  • k8, k2tog
  • p each st around
  • k7, k2tog around
  • k6, k2tog around
  • k5, k2tog around
  • k4, k2tog around
  • k3, k2tog around
  • k2, k2 tog around
  • k1, k2tog around
  • k2 tog around
  • Leaving a long tail cut yarn and with a yarn needle thread through remaining sts and pull and weave in yarn

© January 31, 2011 East End Heritage. Pattern may be used for instructional purposes as long as credit is given to the designer Susanne Allen-Wuttke and  her shop www.eastendhomearts.etsy.com.

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RJ’s Striped Preemie Beanie- Another great free pattern to stitch during the Super Bowl

Another great preemie hat to knit for charity or your favorite little preemie. Sized to fit a preemie from 2 and half lbs to 4 lbs. Super stretchy and versatile. Pattern may be used to give as gifts and charity but pattern may not be sold and items made from this pattern may not be sold.Free preemie beanie pattern

Pattern: Ridged baby cap

Yarn: 1 skein of sport weight baby yarn

Skill Level: advanced beginner

Estimated time to finish: 2 hours

Needle size: US 6 (4.0mm)

Gauge: 5 sts/in

Abbreviations:

Sts= stitches

Co= cast on

K= knit

P = purl

K2tog= knit two together

Pattern:

Co 44 sts

  • Being careful not to twist sts, place marker and join rnd
  • K1, p1, around for 4 rnds

Next Rnd:

  • Knit each st around for 5 rnds
  • Purl each st for  1 rnd
  • Repeat these last two rows 2 more times
  • Knit one more rnd

Decrease:

  • k 9, k2tog, around
  • k each st around
  • k8, k2tog
  • p each st around
  • k7, k2tog around
  • k6, k2tog around
  • k5, k2tog around
  • k4, k2tog around
  • k3, k2tog around
  • k2, k2 tog around
  • k1, k2tog around
  • k2 tog around
  • Leaving a long tail cut yarn and with a yarn needle thread through remaining sts and pull and weave in yarn

© January 31, 2011 East End Heritage. Permission is given by designer for the sale of items from this pattern as long as credit is given to designer Susanne Allen-Wuttke and  her shop www.eastendhomearts.etsy.com. Stealing is mean!!!!

Another Cute Preemie Hat- Preemie Beanie- Great project to do while following the game !

Here is another great preemie hat as promised!

Yarn: Variegated Sport Weight Baby Yarn 2 oz or so
Needle Size: US 6 (4.0 mm) 12 in circulars and/or dpns
Gauge: 5 sts/in
Abbreviations:
Co= cast on
K= knit
P= purl
Sts= stitches
Rnd= round
Pattern:
Co 40 sts
Rnd 1: k1, p1 around
• Repeat 2 more times
Next Rnd : k every st around

• Knit till piece measures 3 in from bottom

Decrease:
• K6, k2tog around
• K each st around
• K 5, k2tog around
• K each st around
• K 4, k2tog around
• K each st around
• K 3, k2tog around
• K each st around
• K 2, k2tog around
• K 1, k 2 tog around
• K2tog around
• Leaving a long tail cut the yarn and use a yarn needle to pull tail through the remaining sts and weave in yarn ends
Pattern for all other sizes besides the preemie area available in my etsy shop. http://www.eastendhomearts.etsy.com
(C) January 2011 Items made from this pattern may NOT be sold and only used for charitable purposes! Stealing is mean!
Preemie Beanie

Fleece Preemie Beanie

Fleece Preemie Hat
Gauge: 4 sts/in
Yarn: soft fleece yarn (worsted weight)
Needle size: Us 8 (5.0mm) 12 in circulars / and or dpn’s
Abbreviations:
Co= cast on
Pm= place marker
K= knit
Rnd= round
Using a long tail cast on co 35 sts
Rnd 1:Being careful not to twist sts, pm and join rnd and K every st around
Repeat rnd l until piece measures 3 in in length begin decrease
1) k5 k2 tog around
2) k each st around
3) k4 , k2 tog around
4) k each st around
5) k3, k2 tog around
6) k2, k2tog around
7) k1, k 2 tog around
8) k2 tog around
• Leaving a long tail and a yarn needle pull that yarn through the top sts and weave in ends
• Donate or give to your favorite preemie charity, local hospital or friend.

Fleece Preemie Beanie

Fleece Preemie Hat
Gauge: 4 sts/in
Yarn: soft fleece yarn (worsted weight)
Needle size: Us 8 (5.0mm) 12 in circulars / and or dpn’s
Abbreviations:
Co= cast on
Pm= place marker
K= knit
Rnd= round
Using a long tail cast on co 35 sts
Rnd 1:Being careful not to twist sts, pm and join rnd and K every st around
Repeat rnd l until piece measures 3 in in length begin decrease
1) k5 k2 tog around
2) k each st around
3) k4 , k2 tog around
4) k each st around
5) k3, k2 tog around
6) k2, k2tog around
7) k1, k 2 tog around
8) k2 tog around
• Leaving a long tail and a yarn needle pull that yarn through the top sts and weave in ends
• Donate or give to your favorite preemie charity, local hospital or friend.

Thank you for encouraging my passion for knitting!

Encouraging my knitting passion……………..
Today was quite an encouraging day. (I really appreciated it as my stomach was not feeling good all day). It actually probably started last night at Life Group. I brought some preemie beanies for little RJ over to his new proud Grandpa’s house. Bob (RJ’s grandpa) was recounting to me how blessed they were to have these little hats and showed me once again a picture of little RJ smiling in a warm fuzzy hat. Earlier I had received and email from my friend Stephanie who was thanking me for the caps and had said that the NICU nurses at Good Sam had taken notice of his little beanies and wondered where she got them. She asked if I would be willing to donate some to the NICU. Of course I exclaimed… Thank you Steph and nurses at Good Sam I am encouraged.
As I treaded through the halls at school with my stomach pain, no matter what school I was at I was receiving compliments from colleagues who have been reading and been inspired by my blog to possibly revisit knitting, stitching or other form of crafting passion! Kim had stated hey I love your little hats! Thanks Kim.. I am encouraged.
Then at Merrimac, Sue had pulled me aside and said that she was inspired seeing my posts on facebook and would love to start knitting again. She is even thinking of meeting me for some lessons before school with some of the other teachers… Thanks Sue I am encouraged once again.
Off to yet another school and I was knitting in the faculty room (shocker) and a couple of the teachers were asking if it actually was relaxing, we had time to bond and share many stories about knitting and life. Thanks friends at Chippewa. I am encouraged.
Then I was off to pick up the little girl from my mother in laws house (She owns an awesome daycare and lovingly takes care of dear Cait as I work). I received a text from my husband asking me how I was feeling and if I would like to go to Michaels with him on a Friday night .. Heaven I thought to myself! Thanks Mark I am encouraged.
I then picked up the little girl and as soon as she saw me she grabbed my newly knit hat off my head put it on her head and in her little 17 month old voice exclaimed HAT!!! And showed it off to all her little daycare friends! Thanks Cait ! I am encouraged.
So to all my friends and family ! Thanks I am encouraged! I would love to take this opportunity to say that you guys all inspire me. You inspire me to keep stitching and keep reaching for the stars. Thank you and be encouraged!

P.S. As I reflect on this week, it has been quite the encouraging week! My cousin Rhea and my Aunt Peg want to learn to knit ! Here I come Connecticut ! The secret is … I really miss them so if knitting brings us together … Lets do it ! See you soon guys feb 12 or March or hey maybe both ! Love you !!! (I have the best family in the world)

I would love to hear what encourages you ! Please leave a comment !

RJ’s Striped Preemie Beanie

Another great preemie hat to knit for charity or your favorite little preemie. Sized to fit a preemie from 2 and half lbs to 4 lbs. Super stretchy and versatile. Pattern may be used to give as gifts and charity but pattern may not be sold and items made from this pattern may not be sold.Free preemie beanie pattern

Pattern: Ridged baby cap

Yarn: 1 skein of sport weight baby yarn

Skill Level: advanced beginner

Estimated time to finish: 2 hours

Needle size: US 6 (4.0mm)

Gauge: 5 sts/in

Abbreviations:

Sts= stitches

Co= cast on

K= knit

P = purl

K2tog= knit two together

Pattern:

Co 44 sts

  • Being careful not to twist sts, place marker and join rnd
  • K1, p1, around for 4 rnds

Next Rnd:

  • Knit each st around for 5 rnds
  • Purl each st for  1 rnd
  • Repeat these last two rows 2 more times
  • Knit one more rnd

Decrease:

  • k 9, k2tog, around
  • k each st around
  • k8, k2tog
  • p each st around
  • k7, k2tog around
  • k6, k2tog around
  • k5, k2tog around
  • k4, k2tog around
  • k3, k2tog around
  • k2, k2 tog around
  • k1, k2tog around
  • k2 tog around
  • Leaving a long tail cut yarn and with a yarn needle thread through remaining sts and pull and weave in yarn

© January 31, 2011 East End Heritage. Permission is given by designer for the sale of items from this pattern as long as credit is given to designer Susanne Allen-Wuttke and  her shop www.eastendhomearts.etsy.com. Stealing is mean!!!!

 

Another Cute Preemie Hat- Preemie Beanie

Here is another great preemie hat as promised!

Yarn: Variegated Sport Weight Baby Yarn 2 oz or so
Needle Size: US 6 (4.0 mm) 12 in circulars and/or dpns
Gauge: 5 sts/in
Abbreviations:
Co= cast on
K= knit
P= purl
Sts= stitches
Rnd= round
Pattern:
Co 40 sts
Rnd 1: k1, p1 around
• Repeat 2 more times
Next Rnd : k every st around

• Knit till piece measures 3 in from bottom

Decrease:
• K6, k2tog around
• K each st around
• K 5, k2tog around
• K each st around
• K 4, k2tog around
• K each st around
• K 3, k2tog around
• K each st around
• K 2, k2tog around
• K 1, k 2 tog around
• K2tog around
• Leaving a long tail cut the yarn and use a yarn needle to pull tail through the remaining sts and weave in yarn ends
Pattern for all other sizes besides the preemie area available in my etsy shop. http://www.eastendhomearts.etsy.com
(C) January 2011 Items made from this pattern may NOT be sold and only used for charitable purposes! Stealing is mean!
Preemie Beanie

Preemie Watch cap

As many of you know, I love to knit and crochet. If you can stitch I want to make it. I also am a freelance designer with a shop on etsy. (www.eastendhomearts.etsy.com) So recently when my friend Stephanie and her husband Jon had an itty bitty preemie. I began to pray and knit!!! Luckily I was already home sick the day they were in the hospital and decided to deliver little RJ early. So I knitted, designed and prayed all day. The result was really cute preemie caps for little RJ. I have decided from now on when I offer a hat in my shop that I will always offer the preemie pattern for free on my blog. Please use the pattern often and donate them to local nicus, charities and give them to really deserving new mommies and their precious little gifts.
So here is the pattern for the first of many… RJ’s watchcap

Yarn: Blue Sky Alpaca Organic Cotton (light green) – Heavy worsted weight yarn will also work (just be sure to check your gauge)
Needle Size: US 8/5.0 mm 12 in circulars (is my choice but you can also use dpns)
Gauge: 4.5 sts/in
Abbreviations:
Sts= stitches
K= knit
P= purl
K2tog= knit together
Co= cast on
Rnd= round
Pattern:
Co 38 sts
Rnd 1:
• Place marker to mark beginning of the rnd
• Being careful not to twist sts join your rnd ( this is accomplished in knitting into the first st cast on , if you knit into the last st cast on you will not connect your round)
• K1,P1 around
Rnd 2:
• K1,P1 around
• Repeat this rnd for approximately 7 rnds or till rim measures 1 in
Next Rnd:
• K every st in the rnd
• Repeat this rnd till piece measures 4 in from bottom of work (includes brim)
Decrease: (switch to dpns when sts don’t comfortably fit on circulars)
• K 17 sts, k2tog, k to last 2 sts and k 2 tog
• K 7, k2 tog around
• K around
• K6, k2tog around
• K around
• K 5, k2tog around
• K
• K 4, k2tog around
• K3, k2 tog around
• K2, k2tog around
• K1, k2tog around
• K2 tog around
• Leaving a long tail, cut yarn and thread through remaining loops and cinch it close
• Weave in ends

RJ's preemie watchcap

Preemie Watch Cap

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