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Preemie Stocking Cap
Lion Brand® Jamie® Baby
Pattern Number: kja-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 Knitting Needles- Size 4 [3.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.70

GAUGE:
30 St sts = 4 inches [10 cm] 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



CAP
Cast on 72 stitches.

Work 2 inches of K2, P2 ribbing, then work 2 1/4 inches of stockinette stitch (or stitch of your choice-see below).

Begin decreases: Row 1: K4, k2tog, across row.

Rows 2,4,6 and 8: Purl.

Row 3: K3, k2tog, across row.



Row 5: K2, k2tog, across row.

Row 7: K2tog, across row.



Cut yarn long enough to sew back seam and run through stitches on needle, pull up tight and sew seam.

Add pom-pom if desired.

Here are some variations for the plain part of the cap.

For each one, adjust the number of stitches after the ribbing to the amount given for each particular pattern.

Garter Block - 75 stitches
Rows 1,3,5,7,9&11 (RS): Knit
Rows 2,4, & 6: K5 *p5, k5
Rows 8, 10,&12: P5, *k5, p5

Organ Pipes - 70 sts.
Rows 1 & 3 (RS): K4, *p2, k4
Rows 2 & 4: P4, *k2, p4
Rows 5 & 7: P1, k2, *p4, k2, rep from *end p1
Rows 6 & 8: K1, p2, *k4, p2, rep from *end k1
Row 9:Purl
Row 10: Knit

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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