Sunday, October 7, 2007

Little Monster Baby Hat

Here's the first pattern I've made up that I've actually written down...
It hasn't been test knitted yet...if you find any problems, please let me know.


Materials: 1 skein Bernat Softee Chunky shown in Tropic Twists (I got 2 hats out of one skein) Set of 4 US 10 1/2, 6.5mm DPNs Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Skills needed:
basic knowledge of abbreviations

knitting in the round
i-cord

Gauge: 14 sts=4" in stockinette stitch
Size: 6-12 months?

Cast on 52 sts. Join, making sure the sts aren't twisted.
~Work 5 rounds of 2x2 rib

(k2, p2 around)
~Switch to stockinette and work til hat measures 4" including brim. (make it slightly longer if you plan to fold up the brim.)
~k11, k2tog around-48 sts
~1 round stockinette
~k4, k2tog around-40 sts
~1 round stockinette
~k3, k2tog around-32 sts
~1 round stockinette
~k2, k2tog around-24 sts
~k2tog around-12 sts
This is where you start the i-cords...
~divide the remaining 12 sts evenly on 3 needles.
~working one needle at a time, do a 4 st i-cord for 5 rnds
~bind off and repeat for other 2 needles.
~sew up hole at top.
~ENJOY!!!




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