Sunday, October 28, 2007

A beautiful Sabbath Day, micro preemie hat pattern

This is a beautiful day. Sunday is my favorite day of the week, there is no doubt about it. Church and partaking of the Sacrament, fills my souls with a 'food' I cannot obtain anywhere else.

I am reminded each week that when I was baptized I took upon myself, the name of Christ. I cannot take that lightly, I must not...

I am part of Christ's family. I promise to become like Him in all I do and say, and where I fall short, He always fills in that gap, His Atonement for me covers those weaknesses and faults if I am trying to do my best.

There is a new page on my website that Maureen wrote-- she has been an NICU nurse for many years and these are her tips for making preemie clothes. Very helpful! This little hat is one recommended by many NICU units as they stretch but will also accordian a bit to fit and stay on tiny heads.

I am looking for a pattern for some teeny 1.5" socks we could knit to match. If you know of any links to preemie socks please let me know.

Bev's Micro Preemie Beanie
Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim 2006 - All Rights Reserved
NICU's love this hat since it is easy to place on babies heads, gentle and stretchy. This hat will fit a 1-1 1/2 lb preemie

Size 3 dp knitting needles (you will need 4 needles)

Scraps of soft sock yarn or baby yarn
Beanie is made in the round, and is approx 3" tall

Cast on 40 sts for 1 - 1 1/2 lb preemie-- split them onto 3 needles 14, 14, 12 sts
K2, p2 around for 24 rows
Knit 2 together around for
2 rows. Where you can't knit 2 together, just knit that 1 stitch.
End - Cut yarn leaving an 8"" tail.
Run needle and yarn through remaining sts on needle. Pull to draw shut.

A great crocheted PREEMIE HAT AND BOOTIES!

Bev Q


Anonymous said...

Hey Bev, I am a crocheter and not a knitter (Sorry) the pattern you showed for crocheted booties and the nurses like them also?

Or is there another crocheted pattern to use to make them stretchable as the knitted pattern.

Thanks !

bevq said...

Yes, the NICU nurses love the knit 2, purl 2 hats because of the stretch.

I do have a pattern on my site that was given to me to post by UMC hospital in Vegas.

I will add it to my blog today, as it is stretchy and nice.

Jackie Fontaine said...

Hi Bev I have a question. On the Minneapolas Mittens it says knit for 2-2 is that inches or what I am confused I love you site Jackie Fontaine Colchester CT

bevq said...

You mean on this page?

I have them posted on another page too though. It should read
2 - 2 1/2" and it does on that page I posted above. Not sure where you saw those where I am missing the 1/2"


Jackie Fontaine said...

I do not know what page it is on but thanks for the prompt answer. I just want to tell you how great I think you are.