Care Wear Patterns: Knit

Preemie Size Spiral Knit Hat

(designed for Care Wear by Jane Dillsworth)

Use: 4 ply yarn; #8 and #10 circular knitting needles, 16" length; work in rounds joining each round; do not turn

  • With #10 needle, cast on 42 sts, put marker on needle.
  • With #8 needle, work in K1, P1 ribbing for 8 rounds, slip marker each round.
  • Change to #10 needle and work in spiral pattern:
  • Rounds 1-4: (K3, P3) repeat around.
  • Rounds 5-8: P1, (K3, P3) repeat around, end last repeat with K3, P2.
  • Rounds 9-12: P2 (K3, P3) repeat around, end last repeat with K3, P1.
  • Rounds 13-16: (P3, K3) repeat around.
  • Round 17: K1, (P2tog, P1, K2tog, K1) repeat around K1, take marker off needle, sl last K1 st onto left hand needle, put marker back on needle.
  • Round 18: sl marker K2tog, K1, (P2, K2 ) repeat around, end with P2.
  • Rounds 19-21: ( K2 , P2) repeat around.
  • Round 22 - (K2tog, P2tog) repeat around, fasten off leaving 12" end, draw end through all remaining sts and pull tightly and secure. Fasten off.