Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tiny Sea Green Premmie Beanie

I felt I had to make a beanie the same size as the tiniest yellow knitted cap my son wore the day he was born. I didn't even get to see my son the day he was born because I was in the ICU when I came to after the midday operation. Some thoughtful nurse arranged for two photographs to be printed, and gave them to my husband so I could see them that afternoon. In those photos, my son is wearing a tiny yellow knitted beanie. This very special beanie was given to us as a keepsake. I wanted to make one the same size using the left over 4 ply merino bambino by Cleckheaton I picked up at the RSPCA shop.
I felt a need to make a tiny beanie the same size as the one my son wore the day he was born
For this beanie, I started with a round of 12 dc. There are 4 increasing rounds, then another 8 rounds that are not increasing. I finished the brim with three rounds of sc. There was a tiny bit left to do a tiny 5 petal flower. It would look cute on the beanie, but then it might not get used for a little boy, so I left it off. For this tiny beanie I used a 2.5 mm hook.
the sea green premmie hat alongside the knitted yellow one my son wore the day he was born
I don't know what I could do with this tiny beanie, other than donate it to the hospital nursery where Thomas spent the first two months of his life. Only a nurse would be able to find a baby small enough to fit this tiny hat. It measures 9 inches in diameter and is less then 4 inches tall.

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