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Preemie Stocking Cap
Lion Brand® Jamie® Baby
Pattern Number: cja-preemie This simple preemie cap is a popular pattern for charity crafting. For more charity patterns, be sure to visit the Lion Brand charity connection.

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: Preemie
Preemie caps should fit over an orange to be the correct size. For full-term newborns, the cap should fit over a grapefruit.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

870-198 Jamie Baby Yarn: Floral Print Pastel green, pink, yellow and blue on a soft white background.
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 1.99

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30

GAUGE:
20 sc = 4 inches When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

NOTES:
STITCH EXPLANATION:Dec 1: Pull up loop in each of next two sc; yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS



CAPRibbing for Brim: Ch 11.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch across-10 sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in back loop only of first sc and each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Rep Row 2 until piece meas approx 9 1/4", slightly stretched.

Turn work sideways.

Crown: Row 1: Work 45 sc evenly spaced along side of ribbing.

Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in both loops of each sc across.

Ch 1, turn.

Rep Row 2 until piece meas 2" from ribbing.

First Dec Row: Sc in first 2 sc, * dec 1, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * across, ending last rep with only 1 sc-36 sc.

Ch 1, turn.

Second Dec Row: * Sc in next 2 sc, dec 1; rep from * across-27 sc.

Work next two rows even.Third Dec Row: * Dec 1; rep from * across, sc in last sc-14 sc.

Work one row even.Last Row: * Dec 1; rep from * across-7 sc.

Cut yarn leaving long tail.

Thread yarn through last 7 sc, pulling tight to close.

Sl st or sew back seam, reversing at brim to keep seam invisible.

Add pom-pom if desired.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
approx = approximately
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
meas = measure(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over


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