While searching my stash for yarn to make baby hats for a friend to sell in her co-op, I came across a bag with one ball of each color of KnitPicks’ Comfy Sport. Immediately, I pictured a rainbow display of baby hats. So, through a combination of visual inspiration (aka photos), and a trip to Target (to measure baby hats), this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy making them as much as I do.
SIMPLE BABY HAT
14 inch diameter
1 ball Comfy Sport Yarn from KnitPicks (75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic; 136yds/50grams)
5/3.75mm circular needle US
1 set US 5/3.75mm double-point needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
8 stitch markers
24 sts = 4”
Brim & Body
Using circular needle, CO 80 stitches.
Join, being careful not to twist.
Place stitch marker to mark beginning of round.
Knit 6 inches.
Knit one more round, placing a stitch marker every ten stitches.
- Rnd 1: *K8, k2tog, slm* repeat to end of round.
- Rnd 2: *K7, k2tog, slm* repeat to end of round.
- Rnd 3: *K6, k2tog, slm* repeat to end of round.
- Continue knitting one less stitch before knitting two together until you have 4 sts left.
Switch to dpn’s when knitting on the circular needle is no longer comfortable for you.
Using the 4 remaining stitches & two dpns, work a 2 inch Icord.
End I-cord leaving at least a 4 inch yarn tail.
Run tail into length of the Icord.
Tie I-cord into a knot
Weave in beginning yarn tail.
Trim beginning and end yarn tails.
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• All rights reserved. Jacksonville, FL
This pattern is specifically for private use only. All commercial uses involving reproduction of this pattern or duplication of this garment are prohibited unless specifically licensed in writing by copyright owner.