Friday, October 26, 2012

Simple Baby Hat

My lovely daughter is now just over 2 months and was in need of a warm hat now that it is getting quite chilly here in Ottawa. For sizing I would say this hat will fit 3-6 months (my daughter is almost 9 lbs now at 2.5 months and the hat fits just perfect without stretching so she has room to grow)

Simple Baby Hat

Yarn: Misti Alpaca Chunky Handpaint
Needles: US 8 32" circ (I used magic loop method so there would be no seams)
Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch

CO 64 stitches and join in the round (be careful not to twist the stitches)
Work in 2x2 rib starting with K2, P2 for 6 rounds.
Continue to knit in stockinette stitch (every round knit) until the hat measures 4 inches from the CO edge.

Decrease rounds:
Rnd 1: *K6, K2tog, rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 2: Knit to end
Rnd 3: *K5, K2tog, rep from * to end of round.
Rnd 4: Knit to end

Continue in this fashion ending with round of K2tog leaving you with 8 stitches remaining.

Cut yarn leaving a good length tail. Draw yarn through the remaining stitches and weave in ends.

p.s. she loves it and it keeps her head nice and cozy warm

- A

1 comment:

  1. Love this hat! So cute! I have a 4 month old and will be making this for her (and it will be my first hat, as I'm a beginner knitter). Thanks for the free pattern!