Diaper Covers make for great photos! They're so cute, especially when they're coordinated with adorable holiday or themed hats. This is a very quick and simple preemie diaper cover pattern on two needles with minimal shaping. It will work up quickly and easily using your favorite worsted weight yarn and size 8 straight needles.
Preemie Basic Knitted Diaper Cover
Pattern by Glenna Anderson Muse
Pattern copyrighted 2013 by Glenna Anderson Muse. Please do not place pattern on the web or make any use of pattern other than for personal use or knitting for charity.
1 oz Worested Weight yarn
Size 8 straight needles
Preemie: Small--Medium--Large (Medium Preemie is approx 3-4lbs)
CO: (16, 20, 24) stitches, loosely
Ribbing (K2, P2...repeat) x 6 rows (4 rows for small preemie)
Change to stockinette (Knit row alternating Purl row) x (1", 1 1/2", 2"), ending by working wrong side row (purl)
Ribbing (K1, P1...repeat) x (1", 1 1/2", 2"), ending by working wrong side.
Work in stockinette (knit row alternating purl row) until measures (1", 1 1/2", 2"), ending by working purl row.
Change to Ribbing (K2, P2..repeat)x 6 rows. (4 rows for small preemie)
BO all. Cut tail and pull through last stitch and secure. Weave in all loose threads.
Sew up sides from top (waist) to half way between waist and beginning of crotch ribbing (to form leg holes) using mattress stitch.
For a slightly more complex version of this pattern, still on 2 needles, but with more shaping (increases and decreases), see Easy Pumpkin Hat with Coordinating Diaper Cover Pattern.
Santa Hat pattern available in Warm Hats for Wee Noggins by Glenna Anderson Muse