To fit preemie 4-5 lbs (2kg)
19 sts and 24 rows = 4" in stocking stitch.
Cast on 48 sts. Divide evenly among 3 needles (16 sts each needle). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd of (K2. P2) ribbing 4 times more.
Next rnd: Knit.
Cont even until Hat from beg measures 3".
Shape top: 1st rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around. 32 sts.
5th rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
7th rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 16 sts.
9th rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 8 sts.
Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and fasten securely.
Alt = Alternate(ing)
Approx = Approximate(ly)
Beg = Begin(ing)
Cont = Continue
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P = Purl
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)