Saturday, November 29, 2014

Oh Baby, Baby Hats!

Supplies: Ewe Ewe Wooly Worsted yarn, 1 skein if making a solid color hat, 1 skein of each color if making striped hats.  US 7 12" circ needle and US 7 DPN's.  Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Size: infant

CO - Cast On
PM - place marker
K - Knit
P - Purl
MC - Main color
CC - Contrast color
k2tog - knit two together
sts - stitches

CO 64 sts with MC using circular needle, PM and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist stitches

K2, P2 rib for 5 rows

If knitting solid color: Knit every row with MC for 4" then continue to decrease instructions.

If knitting stripes: K 1 row MC. *K 2 rows CC, K 2 rows MC. Continue from * alternating colors every two rows until hat measures 4". Follow decrease instructions, alternating color every two rows, as follows.  Change to DPN's when sts are too tight for circular needle:

Row 1: *K6, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *K5, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: *K4, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 6: knit
Row 7: *K3, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: *K2, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 10: Knit
Row 11: *K1, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 12: Knit
Row 13: *K1, K2tog, repeat to marker
Row 14: Knit

K2tog until there are 4 sts left, transfer all sts to one DPN and work I-cord for 4"

Option: Change color for i-cord

Great I-cord tutorial here

Tie I-cord in a knot

Cut yarn and thread onto yarn needle.  Thread yarn through live sts on DPN and fasten off.  Weave in loose ends and block as desired.

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