Knitted Premie Cap and Bootie Pattern

Patterns for Knitted Premie Baby Cap and Booties Caps and
blankets are needed more than booties! Also larger sized caps.

KNITTED PREMIE BABY CAP PATTERN
Materials: Size 2 and 3 double pointed needles. Baby weight yarn (or sport weight
with larger needles). Please do not knit flat – no seams for premies!

With size 2 ndl, cast on 84 sts (3-4 pound size). Arrange on 3 dpns. Join and mark beginning of round. Work k1, p1 rib for 3″. Change to size 3 ndl and work stock st
for at least 2.”

    CAP SHAPING:

  1. Decrease Round 1: *K4, k2 tog*; rep from * around.
  2. Decrease Round 2 and all even rounds: Knit.
  3. Decrease Round 3: *K3, k2tog*; rep from * around.
  4. Decrease Round 5: *K2, k2tog*; rep from * around.
  5. Decrease Round 7: *K1, k2tog*; rep from * around.
  6. Decrease Round 9: K2tog around.
  7. Decrease Round 11: K2tog around – aprox 7-8 sts left. Break yarn leaving a long tail. With tapestry needle draw tail through remaining sts. Draw up tightly and fasten off. Weave in ends.

KNITTED PREMIE BABY BOOTIE PATTERN

Materials: Size 3 ndl for small (up to 3 pounds), size 4 for large (3-5 pounds).
Baby weight yarn.

  1. Cast on 32 sts loosely. Knit 11 rows in garter st (knit all sts each row).
  2. Row 12: K 14 sts, k2tog, place marker, k2tog, k 14.
  3. Row 13: P 13, p2tog, slip marker, p2tog, p 13.
  4. Continue in stock st decreasing 1 st before and after marker until there are 10 sts each side of marker (20 sts total).
  5. K next 2 rows discarding marker.
  6. Next row: K 1, *YO, k2tog. Repeat from *, end YO, k1 (21 sts total).
  7. Next row: Knit across.
  8. Next row: K 1, *inc in next st, k 2*: repeat from * to end (28 sts total).
  9. Next 3 rows: K1, p1 rib.
  10. Bind off in stock st loosely so bind off stretches with ribbing. Sew bootie together. Do not use drawstrings for premies.

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