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- U.S. 8 (5 mm) double-point knitting needles
- U.S. 8 (5 mm) 16 in or 24 in circular needles (for sizes 12 months+)
- Tapestry needle for weaving the end
You will need worsted weight yarn, 1 skein (50 gr/75 m each).
Featured – Paris cotton by Drop Design®.
Yarn alternatives suggestions – Big baby merino wool by Drop Design®.
17 sts / 22 rows to make a square swatch 4×4 in (10×10 cm) with U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles. Please, pay attention to the tension! Adjust your stitches count accordingly if the ready swatch will be smaller/larger than 4×4 in (10×10 cm).
In this pattern are used knit and purl stitches.
in – inches cm – centimeters
st– stitch sts /stitches
K2tog – knit 2 stitches together DPNs- double-point needles
K – knit stitch
Before you start
This hat is worked in a row on 3 double-point knitting needles. The size of the finished hat will fit a newborn, 0-3 months baby.
It is highly recommended to make a swatch 4×4 in (10×10 cm) (see the GAUGE above) to make sure your gauge is not different and if it is to adjust the number of stitches to cast on accordingly.
Cast on 52 sts on U.S.8 (5 mm) on circular knitting needles. Distribute all sts on 3 double-point knitting needles. Knit with 4th knitting needle in a row. Start with the brim.
Row 1 – 10: *2 knit sts, 2 purl sts*. Repeat from * to *.
Row 11: knit all sts.
Repeat row 11 until your hat will measure 4.3 in (11 cm) and then start to shape the crown.
Row 1: *k 7 sts, k2tog*. Knit from * to * till the end of the row.
Row 2: k all stitches
Row 3: * k6 sts, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.
Row 4: k all stitches
Row 5: *k5, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.
Row 6: k all stitches
Row 7: *k4, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.
Row 8: *k3, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.
Row 9: *k2, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.
Row 10: *k1, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.
Row 11: *k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.
Cut the yarn leaving a 6 in (15 cm) long tail. Thread the tapestry needle with yarn, draw it through all remaining stitches, and gently pull the yarn tail inside the hat. Weave the ends.
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