I attempted to knit a newborn hat but it didn't work so well, it included a knit purl sequence which was too hard for me on my brand new size 6 long needles. (Thanks MOM). The yarn was skinny as well as needles. Im using bernat cotton which seems smaller than worsted weight to make a dishcloth with 5 or 6 knit rows and one purl row. we'll see how it turns out.