How many rows in the hats for premature babies?

I want to make hats for the hospital and I wonder how many rows I would need.

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Jan 21, 2014
size for cap for premies NEW
by: Mary

I have the loom that is 5 1/2 in and the cap comes out too small for the bigger babies. It needs to be about 6 1/2 in size. Is that a way to make the cap bigger as I have not found a bigger loom?
Also what are you talking about when you say 2 or 3? As a beginner that does make much sense to me.


Jan 21, 2014
Hats and rows, size, etc. (links, too) NEW
by: Jen Tavernier

Hi there, you might also want to check/connect with these groups - very active and very helpful, and just good looming fun. There is actually a document hats and hat sizes in the files - just ask! Jen

1/7/14 - Here's some very cool links -
( There is also a vibrant yarn swap&sell group on FB -)
First off, this is a 24 hour a day (and night) interactive looming crazy site, free, with photos, patterns docs, tutorials, videos, and over 1000+ crazy loomers who love to share and help! We talk back and forth all the time - same page -(facebook group below)

This is Kristen's goodknitkisses/ loomknit club.Totally amazing! very interactive, 24 hours, lots of help and great people from total beginners to masters - very cozy and fun! EZ Request to join!
This is Kristen's youtube channel. She makes amazing videos, most on the KKs, but also Martha Stewart loom, etc. from kks to the newest Knitting board looms. Tons of how-tos, and she has an amazing stitch (vid) directory, Starts at the beginning KKs round and longloom, and then goes way beyond, all in full color!It is loomilicious! Tons of patterns also! - Excellant explanetary and seeable vids - makes it a point to go slow, and in depth.

And Virginia's - All Great Vids/youtube (and there is a directory, also) Easy to use
or - Simply Intertwined - homey, makes great vids,
If you plug in Simply Intertwined on youtube search, there is a host of videos.

This is last a great and friendly one. There are a whole lot of loom groups/yarn, on FB. This is one of the originals, and still going strong! They are all splendid, so find the right one for you!

ALSO! Facebook: Loomalong group -
You will need to request to join, but currently we just did EZ fingerless mitts, the Clapotis shawl, and currently, a totally amazing hooded cowl! January is another amazing project! Ask to join!

Jan 21, 2014
baby hats NEW
by: Marsha Mason

most usually they say to make the hats up to 7 inches in length from you beginning round to the inside of the loom you are using. For premmies I would probably go with maybe 4 inches in length. I always keep a ruler or tape measure close by to measure with when I am on my looms. Also depending on your yarn you use will determine how big or little to make your hat. A baby yarn that is a 3 will make up smaller than if you use a worsted weight and a 2 will be even smaller than the 3. Have I totally confused you now? Sorry!!!

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