Beanies for Premature Babies at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne



Due to the generosity of Carolyn’s followers, beanies are no longer required at this time.

Carolyn from www.cazinc.com.au has generously allowed me to publish her pattern for beanies in 3 ply and 8 ply wool.  Once knitted they can be sent to Carolyn who will deliver them to the hospital.  Please contact her via www.cazinc.com.au.

Beanie Pattern for 2 sizes

Using 3mm needles and 3ply baby wool, or 4mm for 8ply wool, cast on 46 (small) or 51 (larger) stitches.

  1. Knit 8 rows garter stitch (straight knitting).
  2. Continue on, knitting stocking stitch (stockinette) until work measures 8.5cm (small) or 9cm (larger) from beginning.
  3. Next row: knit 1, (knit 2 together, knit 3) until the end. (37, 41)
  4. Stocking stitch for 3 rows.
  5. Next row: knit 1, (knit 2 together, knit 2) until end. (28, 31)
  6. Stocking stitch for 3 rows.
  7. Next row: knit 1, (knit 2 together, knit 1) until end. (19, 21)
  8. Purl one row.
  9. Next row: knit 1, knit 2 together until end. (10, 11)
  10. Purl one row.
  11. Next row: smaller size only: knit 2 until end (5)
  12. larger size: knit 1, knit 2 together until end. (6)
  13. Purl one row.
  14. Next row. smaller size: knit 1, knit 2 together twice (3)
  15. larger size: knit 2 together until end. (3)
  16. Next row: purl 3 together.
  17. Sew seams together.