Eyelet Hat For Newborn Babies Knitting Pattern--I've lost count of how many of these I've knitted. I make them for the local hospital for the newborns and preemies. I do not, however, use the ribbon; instead, I sew 3 buttons in a triangular kind of way off center near the band. For boys, I often find a button that is a truck or car or dog. The new parents love them, I am told.