No Seam (Circular) Preemie Hats

No Seam (Circular) Preemie Hats

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Machine: Standard gauge with ribber
Yarn: 2 strands matching 2/24
Tension: 4
• Cast on zig zag row with Waste Yarn (WY) in 1 X 1 pattern over 19L X 18R on main bed and 18L X 17R on ribber
• Hang comb and weight
• Set carriages for circular knitting
• Knit (K) to Row Count (RC) 20 (10 rounds)
• K 1 round of ravel cord
• RC000
• Leaving a long tail, add Main Yarn (MY)
• K 2 R (1 round)
• Hang 7 wires on each end with a claw weight hanging on it
• Move 7 wires up every 20 R
• K to RC 130 (65 rounds)
• Leave a long tail (to back stitch bind off after hat is off machine) Cut MY
• Attach WY
• K to RC 20
• Remove from machine
• Back Stitch Bind Off the live stitches from last edge knitted. Gives a stretchy bottom edge to hat
• Tack down and cut yarn close
• Remove 1st WY
• Turn hat inside out
• With long tail, catch live stitches off ravel cord for top of hat
• Remove 2nd WY
• Pull tight to gather and tack down
To make several hats at a time:

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• Knit twice as many rows WY when ending the hat, knit 1 round of ravel cord and begin another hat
• Cut hats apart in the middle of the WY knitting to hand finish

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