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Asterisk - hat for premature babies

Asterisk - hat for premature babies

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This hat was created in cooperation with the Icelandic association Gleym mér ei (Eng. Forget me not). This association supports parents and relatives of premature babies and star children who are born and have to leave it too soon.

The small hat comes in 8 sizes, which are roughly based on the weeks of pregnancy. Here in Iceland, these hats are knitted as a donation to Gleym mér ei, where they are collected and given to the parents concerned. With these instructions, we would like to invite you to knit a few hats and hand them in at a collection point near you, e.g. a hospital or a relevant non-profit association – we would be happy to ask you whether they can accept hats at the moment and whether you have any special requirements.

Basically, the skin of star children is very sensitive and you should therefore pay attention to the quality of your wool. We recommend soft merino wool that is not superwashed if possible; particularly soft cotton or blended yarns with a bit of silk, for example, are also suitable. We knit the hats in Feeling by Lana Gatto, but we also recommend Sandnes' Double Sunday, for example.

Double Sunday by Sandnes or Feeling by Lana Gatto - or another soft, non-superwashed yarn

yarn consumption
12-13 Week: 50 g - about 8 caps
14-15 Week: 50g
16-19 Week: 50g
20-23 Week: 50g
24-27 Week: 50g
28-33 Week: 50g
34th-37th Week: 50g
38th-40th Week: 50 g - 1 cap
Please note that the amounts of yarn given are only a guide, as we all knit differently in terms of tightness and looseness.

You need that
Double pointed needles number 4
if necessary circular needle no. 4 (30 cm long - for the larger sizes)
Darning needle to sew up the threads
stitch marker

12-13 week: 7 cm
14-15 week: 10 cm
16-19 week: 13 cm
20-23 Week: 18cm
24-27 Week: 23 cm
28-33 Week: 27 cm
34th-37th Week: 31 cm
38th-40th Week: 33 cm
The dimensions given refer to the finished hat, not to the actual head circumference. It is very stretchy and therefore adapts well to the shape of the head.

The gauge of this hat is 23 stitches in stockinette st over 10 cm. For me, this corresponds to a needle size of 4 mm.

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    After successful payment you will be redirected to a page where you can download the pattern directly. You will also receive an automatically sent e-mail containing a link to the download page. Sometimes this email ends up in the spam folder - so we recommend checking there first if you can't find your email with the link.

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We've noticed that some Apple users are having trouble downloading their guides to their iPhone or iPad. Here are some tips that should help you out.

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Of course, you don't want to open the manual just once, you want to be able to access it again and again. You don't have to use the link in the email to do this as the instructions are saved on your device once downloaded.

Locate the folder called "Files" on your device. There you will find all the documents you have downloaded, including our knitting patterns.

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We hope this short guide will help you find the files.

This guide was created on September 15, 2020. This process is subject to change on Apple devices as Apple makes changes.