I thought I'd re-post an old pattern I made some years ago and printed in my older blog as "here's one I made earlier." There is still a link to this group of patterns in righthand side bar of this blog.
Young friends of mine were married a few months ago and Claire is now pregnant. They are moving very unexpectedly to Tasmania, our coldest state. I thought I'd make them something small to take with them for the baby and send something more later. Baby is due late Autumn 2006.
I tried a couple of similar patterns and eventually made this up as I went.
Baby Hat Pattern
Materials: I used just over 10 gm of 4 ply baby yarn, Peter Pan, a mix of nylon and acrylic. Size 3.0 mm dpns or circular needle. You will need dpns for smaller number of stitches at crown.
Tension Mine was 7.5 stitches/inch/2.5 cm. Size 3.0 needles gave a firm fabric which was still soft.
Instructions for hat
With 3.00 needles, cast on 75 stitches. Join, being careful to avoid any twist.
Knit in round till 10-12 cm long. Stocking stitch will roll from the lower edge and hat size will be adjusted by having more or less roll.
Place marker to show beginning of round.
Decrease rows for crown:
Round 1. *Knit 3, knit 2 tog.* Repeat from * to * through round.
Round 2. Knit all stitches.
Round 3,4. As Rounds 1,2.
Round 5. *Knit 2, knit 2together* Repeat from * to * through round.
Round 6 Knit all stitches.
Round 7 *Knit 1, knit 2 tog.* Repeat from * to * through round.
Round 8 Knit all stitches.
Round 9 Knit 2 together through whole round.
Round 10 As row 9.
Round 11 As row 9 but knit onto one dpn. 3 stitches left.
Using the dpn and 3 stitches, knit I cord for desired length for knot or bow. Cord in picture is 7 cm long.
Cast off and darn in any loose ends.
Using dpns,knit 3 stitches. Slide stitches to other end of neeedle and bring yarn around back. Knit 3 stitches and repeat process for lengthe required. If a thicker cord is wanted, omit Round 11, and make I-cord on 6 stitches.
Stripes, self-striping sockyarn, rows of eyelets etc can easily be incorporated.
Feel free to use this for hats for your family, friends, charities etc. In other words, personal use only. A link back or trackback would be appreciated if you use this pattern.