Saturday, November 10, 2007

Free Love!

(A wee baby hat I whipped up for my cousin's new baby- thought I'd share the pattern)


Here’s a special little baby hat made in a bamboo/silk yarn called “Love” from Vickie Howell. Bamboo has antibacterial properties and offers some protection from UV rays and it’s a renewable resource….what a perfect covering for a new wee head.

Finished Size:
13 inch circumference can stretch to fit 16 inch head circumference
Newborn-12 months

2 balls Vickie Howell’s Love (70% Bamboo/ 30% Silk, 99yd/50g)
Shown in “Jack and Sally” (MC) and “Buttercup and Wesley” (CC)
Note: If making hat in a solid color only 1 ball is needed.

US#6 16 inch circular
Stitch Marker

22 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches on US#6 in stockinette stitch

After the rib band, stripes are worked in 2 rnd repeats. Carry colors up back of work making sure to overlap strands when changing color and being careful not to pull to tightly when beginning with the next color.

Using MC and the long tail method, cast on 84 sts on US#6 circular needle.
Place marker for beginning of the round and work k2, p2 rib for 4 rnds.
Start stripe sequence and knit every round until piece measures approx 3 inches from the beginning.
Next rnd: *sl 1 kw, k1, psso, k17, k2tog; rep from * around- 8sts decreased
Knit 1 rnd
Repeat the last two rounds knitting 2 sts less between the decreases and maintaining stripe sequence until 12 sts remain. Change to DPN when necessary.
Continue on these 12 sts and still in stripe sequence until “tail” measures approx 6 inches.
K2 together around-6 sts remain
Cut yarn leaving a tail and thread through remaining sts drawing them together.

Weave in ends
Tie tail at top of hat into a knot.


Just call me Ruby said...

what a gorgeous little hat. Love it. Colours choices are lovely as well.


marit said...

SOOO cute!!

Romi said...

So cute! Thank you for the pattern. :)