Thursday, April 24, 2008

Ribbon Baby Hat

I have a friend having a baby next month and I wanted to find a cute little outfit for her. I could not find a pattern I liked anywhere:) So, I made my own! The first installment is Ribbon Baby Hat. Coming soon will be a dress and maybe some little booties to match!

Ribbon Baby Hat


Needed: 1 skein of Hope Cotton in Purple, 170 yds, DK weight you will use about 1/2 the skein. About 20 inches of organdy ribbon, I used a plum purple. Size 6 needles, 40" for Magic Loop. You can also use DPN's
Gauge: 4.5 sts to 1"
Sizes: Baby

Cast on 72 stitches onto the needle. Divide for Magic loop. Join in the round
Row 1: *K1, P1* Repeat till end of round
Row 2: *P1, K1* Repeat till end of round
Row 3: *K2tog, YO* Repeat till end of round

After those 3 rows are completed, work in stockinette stitch until the piece measures 3 1/4 inches from the cast on edge.
Then, begin decreases.

Row 1: *K7, K2tog* Repeat till end of round
All Even rows: Knit
Row 3: *k6, K2tog* Repeat till end of round
Row 5: *K5, K2tog* Repeat till end of round
Row 7: *K4, K2tog* Repeat till end of round
Row 9:* K4, K2tog* Repeat till end of round
Row 11: *K3, K2tog* Repeat till end of round
Row 13: *K3, K2tog* Repeat till end of round
Row 15: *K2, K2tog* Repeat till end of round
Row 17: *K1, K2tog* Repeat till end of round; 16 stitches left
Row 18: K2tog around; 8 stitches left

Break yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail. Thread yarn into tapestry needle and weave through stitches on needles, close hole in top of head and weave in all ends on the wrong side of the hat. Using the ribbon, weave it through the eyelet row and tie a bow off the center of the front.

2 comments:

gea said...

what a lovely babyhat!! :)

Danielle said...

How should I change the pattern to fit an 18 month old? I love this pattern but am pretty sure it's too small to fit my daughter at 1 year of age. I'm just not very good at altering patterns :(