You know when you have a great LYS?  When they don’t notice allow you to do this:Hank of Yarn
We have an awesome LYS called Hank of Yarn and they are doing something very special today. Today, they are hosting a premie hat marathon from 10am-10 pm. All the finished hats will be donated to a local hospital. I think this cause is especially important in Mississippi. Over 18% of babies are born premature in this state (highest in the Continental United States) and while knitting some hats won’t change that problem, at least it will help keep some babies warm.

For our part, Leslie and I will be there knitting hats and we’ll be recording this week’s episode in the shop. I’m also going to share the pattern I created for this project below.

Premie Marathon Cap
Gauge: 18 stitches over 4 inches in stockinette
Yarn: Any Worsted with easy care to get the gauge above (I used Nashua Cilantro and Mission Falls)
Needles: Size 8 or what you need to get gauge. Use your favorite method of knitting in the round. I used 12 inch circulars although dpns, magic loop, and 2 circulars would also work.

CO 40 stitches and join in the round (Do Not Twist!). Knit 1 inch in 2×2 rib (K2, P2). Begin to work in stockinette for 1.5 inches. Work 2 inches of double moss stitch as follows:
R1 & R2: *K2, P2; repeat from * across entire round
R3 & R4:*P2, K2

Begin to work in stockinette (K every stitch) again until the total hat measures 5.5 inches long from the cast on edge.  Kitchner or perform a 3 needle bind of (20 stitches on each side)  Weave in your ends and you are done!

I’ll show a completed hat on the podcast!

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