Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Knitted new born baby hat

We have a monthly column in the Sherborne Times magazine and Caroline has yet again come up with a beautiful knitting pattern this time for a new born baby hat

As my new born is both a boy and not really new born any more we had to use dolly for a spot of modelling!

Here is the pattern:

Cotton Mix Baby Hat

Duo Plus by Adriafil, is a sumptuous blend of cotton and wool (50/50) it knits up to a double knitting weight. It is perfect for spring and summer babies that still need a little protection from the cold. This hat is knitted for a newborn size.

 You will need

1 ball of Duo Plus
1 pair of 3.25mm needles (UK 10)
1 pair of 4mm needles (UK 8)
a tapestry needle for sewing up
1 small button for embellishment

Cast on 63 stitches using the 3.25mm needles

Rows 1 – 15

(K1, P1) repeat to end of row
This will create the moss stitch band

Change to 4mm needles and commence stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row) until piece measures approximately 13cm (5 inches) ending with a purl row.

Begin decreasing for the crown.
Row 1, (k6, k2tog) repeat to end (55 stitches)
Row 2, Purl all stitches (all wrong side rows)
Row 3, (k4, k2tog) repeat to last stitch, k1 (46)
Row 5, (k3, k2tog) repeat to last stitch, k1 (37)
Row 7, (k2, k2tog) repeat to last stitch, k1 (28)
Row 9, (k1, k2tog) repeat to last stitch, k1 (19)
Row 11, (k2tog) to last stitch, k1 (10)
Row 12 (p2tog) to end (5)

Cut yarn leaving a long enough tail to sew up, using the tapestry needle thread through the
remaining 5 stitches and pull up tight. Turn the hat inside out and sew up the side seam, remember to reverse your seam when you get to the moss stitch section.

Embellish to your taste, here we added a crochet flower and button to finish the hat off.

Do send us a picture if you make one!

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