GUIDELINES FOR KNIT/CROCHET NEWBORN HATS


Materials: Use sport weight, fingering yarn or baby yarn ONLY. Since hats will be in contact with baby's skin, worsted weight or wool yarn is too "rough" for their delicate skin.

Size: Hats should have at least an 11" circumference (BEFORE stretched) and stretch to approximately 13" to fit baby's head. It is better that they are a little large rather than too small since a cuff can be turned up to make the hat smaller if necessary. The length of the hat should be at least 6 - 6 1/2" long. Again, hats can be turned up if necessary.

If you put pom-poms on your hats, please tie them tightly using at least 2 strands of yarn so they will not come loose when washed.

Finished hats need to be washed before being turned in. Do not use fabric softener in the dryer when drying them. After washing them, check for loose yarn that needs to be woven in.

 
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