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Fluffy Baby Hat April 30, 2010

Filed under: Fluffy Baby Hat — nancyknit @ 8:42 pm

I love knitting for babies because the projects work up so quickly.  Here’s a pattern for a Fluffy Baby Hat.  I used Sirdar Snowflake.  I can knit about 3 hats out of one skein.  Another yarn I’d like to try is Cotton Kisses by Plymouth Yarns.  I know you can buy this yarn at http://www.knittingtoday.com

Give this hat a try!  I hope you enjoy it.

PATTERN:

Difficulty: Easy

Knitting for babies is so fun because you can finish projects so quickly and use up single balls of yarn.

SIZE

3 months, (6 months)

MATERIALS

1 Ball Sirdar Snowflake

1 set #US 6 double pointed needles, set of 4 (or 5 if preferred)

Notions Required:  tapestry needle, scissors

GAUGE

Gauge is not crucial.  It’s hard to measure with this fluffy yarn.  Give the hat to baby early in his/her life so the mom can use the hat when it fits the baby.

PATTERN NOTES:

Entire hat is in stockinette stitch, which means; on double pointed needles you’ll knit the entire hat!  This hat has no seams!

K2tog = knit 2 stitches together

PATTERN

Cast on 48 (54) stitches and join in the round being careful not to twist the stitches.  Place marker near beginning of round.  Knit in the round for 5.”  After 5” begin decreasing in this manner:

(Extra Decrease Row for 6 month size only: *K7, K2tog* repeat across row)

 

All Sizes:

Decrease Row 1: *Knit 6, K2tog* repeat across row

Row 2 and all even rows: Knit

Decrease Row 3: *Knit 5, K2tog* repeat across row

Decrease Row 5: *Knit 4, K2tog* repeat across row

Decrease Row 7: *Knit 3, K2tog* repeat across row

Decrease Row 9: *Knit 2, K2tog* repeat across row

Decrease Row 11: *Knit 1, K2tog repeat across row

Decrease Row 13: *K2tog* repeat across row 

6 stitches remain.  Cut working yarn leaving about 8” tail.  Use a yarn needle and thread this tail, then catch all 6 stitches through the loop and pull snugly.  Pull to wrong side of hat, neatly tie off and hide the yarn tail as normal.  Weave in loose ends.  Roll up the brim in a smart fashion, and voila!  FLUFFY BABY HAT!

Please feel free to use this pattern for your personal use only.

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