Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Baby Hat Project

Currently I have been knitting baby hats just for fun and maybe for Etsy. They are a lot of fun and easy to whip up in no time. Here is one I created as my "couch-potato, no-brainer" pattern. This one in particular can have the brim folded up to fit an infant's head and taken down and stretched to fit as the baby grows. For a cute alternative, add stripes every few rows or do the brim only (ribbing section) in an alternative color.

Yarn: small amount of fingering weight yarn(I used Caron Simply Soft)
Needle size: US 8 5.00mm straight needles

Cast on 54 stitches.
K1 P1 ribbing for 2 inches in height (aprox. 10 rows)
SS (stockinette stitch*) for 4 1/2 inches (aprox. 20 rows)
decrease rows:
row 1: (P1, p2tog) across to end
row 2 K across
row 3: p2tog across
row 4: k2tog across and break off yarn

draw yarn through all stitches on the needle and pull off the needle. Pull tight and sew down the seam. Weave in ends.

*stockinette stitch explanation:
row 1: k all sts across
row 2: p all sts across
repeat rows 1 and 2

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