Craftster Un-Swap

A few weeks ago I was sent a message on Craftster from another member who proposed an unswap to other members on the Crafting for Good Not Evil board and they had chosen Precious Awakening to be the first that they do this for. What is an “Unswap” you ask.. well, basically everyone is crafting and donating to the same worthy cause. Like a charity craft-a-long. You can read and join in here on Craftster.

I am really excited! I can’t wait to make this huge donation to the hospital in the Spring. From the pictures people have posted so far they have been doing a great job.

Over the weekend I made 14 little micropreemie hats on a flower loom. I bought it a while back and never got around to using it. I decided to try it out. I bought it for the purpose of making hats since I thought they were the perfect size. I’m so in love and helplessly addicted to it. How cute did these little hats turn out? I just used some left over yarn from my stash. What an awesome and quick stash buster!

So I wrote out how I make these. Please consider make a few of these hats, and donate them to your local hospitals maternity bereavement program.

Super Simple Micro-preemie Hat pattern

Supplies:
Flower Loom (12 pegs) with hook
Yarn needle
Scissors or yarn cutter
1/8″ ribbon (optional)

Yarn:
Aran or Worsted weight yarns, two balls any color (pink, white baby blue preferred) I used left over pink Caron Simply Soft and left over Lion Brand Wool-ease in White/muti.

Hold a strand of each yarn together and wrap them around each peg.

Wrap and knit off ten rows, fasten off a five to six inch tail.

Take the yarn needle and sew the yarn through the loops on the pegs, pulling them off as you go along.

When you are done doing that pull the strands so that the yarn gathers together and closes off the top.

Tie a really tight square knot and cut off the extra leftover yarn.

Optional: Weave ribbon threw second row from the bottom.

Pattern if you prefer a solid brim (pictured, lower right hand corner)…
Super Simple Micro-preemie Hat pattern (w/ solid brim)

Hold a strand of each yarn together and wrap them around each peg.

Wrap and knit off four rows,

Make the brim by pulling up the first row and putting it back on the loom. Wrap and knit off nine rows, fasten off a five to six inch tail.

Take the yarn needle and sew the yarn through the loops on the pegs, pulling them off as you go along.

When you are done doing that pull the strands so that the yarn gathers together and closes off the top.

Tie a really tight square knot and cut off the extra leftover yarn.

Optional: Weave ribbon threw first row from the bottom over the brim.

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2 Responses to “Craftster Un-Swap”

  1. Denise Dircks Says:

    Thanks for the article. I tried to make the micro preemie hat with a flower loom but thought the stitches were spaced too far? It didn’t have the good tight look like the hats on the bigger loom. But looking at yours, I think mine will be ok.

    • sweetnightmare Says:

      Yea, the spacing is wide in between stitches unfortunately. I would also prefer a tighter look. Maybe thicker yarn would lessen the spacing. Thank you for the comment 🙂

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