I managed to squeeze in some time to knit a few hats for k3tog’s Preemie Hat drive.

My goal was to knit as many hats as I could get out of a 68-gram leftover ball of Bernat Softee Baby.  So how many hats was I able to get from that 68 grams? Five!


Most of these hats are based on the DK-weight version of Chell’s Basic Preemie Hat pattern. I did add a plain K round in the middle of the ribbed cuff for a neater fold line.

I’ve decided February will be a month for selfish knitting. I do have one more promised project; it lacks a deadline, so I can postpone it a little while. The Stash Knit Down group at Ravelry has an optional February Challenge. It’s optional because the January mile challenge lasts until Feb 19. The theme is simply to challenge oneself. I’ve decided that my challenge will be to knit two stoles this month. I’m looking forward to it.


While I really, really wanted to start the first stole earlier this week, I was a good knitter and waited until today to cast on. To keep my hands busy, I used up the leftover yarn from Mom’s set to knit a washcloth. Nothing exciting, but it counts towards my mile challenge progress. :)

Pattern: based on “Unique Basketweave” by Anna Peck, Knitting up a Storm Yarn: Misti Cotton/Silk, Terracotta, 35 g Needles: Takumi Clover US 8 (5 mm) circular Started: January 27, 2008 Completed: January 28, 2008

Pattern: “Basic Preemie Hat” by Chell, k3tog
Pattern: “Preemie Hats for Charity” by Carissa, Carissa Knits
Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby, 64 grams color 02003 Lemon Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm) and 2.5 (3 mm) DPNs Started: January 24, 2008 Completed: January 30, 2008

Token Progress:7 and 8 of 10 SKD January Challenge: 209 + 67 (+1179 = 1455 of 1760)

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9 Responses to “Multiplicity”

  1. Chris Says:
    February 1st, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Wow. I had no idea you could get so many hats out of that amount of yarn!

  2. Opal Says:
    February 1st, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    That’s a lot of hats out of such a small amount of yarn. And they’re so cute! Can’t wait to see the stoles you’ll be knitting!

  3. mrspao Says:
    February 1st, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    What lovely preemie hats – you certainly made that yarn go far. That’s a very pretty dishcloth :)

  4. Guinifer Says:
    February 1st, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    The hats are lovely! Good job you!

  5. bellamoden Says:
    February 1st, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Wow. That many hats?!?!? So painfully cute, too.

  6. lisa Says:
    February 2nd, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Sweet little hats! My february goal is to finish the sweater for my husband’s birthday (which was in january!).

  7. Sydney Says:
    February 3rd, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Cute little hats! They really don’t take much yarn.

  8. Rina Says:
    February 3rd, 2008 at 10:45 am

    65g for 5 preemie hats? That’s pretty good. They’re soooo cuuuuutteeee! Awwww Looking forward to see your 2 stoles this year. You meant lace stole?

    I like the new theme. Purple and green color dots. Just suits you. The spiral reminds me of a dragon tail.

  9. Carrie K Says:
    February 14th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Oh, they’re so cute! And tiny.

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