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Premature Baby Bonnet

4 ply yarn
Please use pastel colours
very small ball will do

3.25mm needles UK 10

Cast on 50st knit 3 rows garter stitch.
(If the bonnet is meant for babies still in Hospital a row of holes could be worked here as follows)

k3,yarn forward,k 2 tog repeat from to* until last 3 sts k3.
(This row forms a row of eyelet holes, in case tubes need to be threaded through in the Hospital)

Continue in stocking stitch or pattern of your choice until work measures 3 inches.

* k2 k2tog k1 repeat from * to last 4 k4 = 40st

next row Purl
k2 k2tog k1 repeat to end of row = 32st
next row Purl
k1 k2tog to last 2st k2 = 22st
Purl 2tog rep to end of row = 11st
Break off yarn thread through remaining stitches draw up tight and sew down to end of crown.

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