Happy Monday! Last week I finished a cute little hat for my friend’s nephew. If you remember, I started with the pattern from “Simple Knits for Cherished Babies”, the pattern is great, but there were two things that weren’t quiet right for my project. First, my gauge was very off, as I was using a completely different yarn and I had to recalculate all the decrease intervals. Second, the pattern offered to knit the hat flat with a seam. Paloma yarn is pretty thick, so the seam would be quiet noticeable and it could be uncomfortable for the baby. So, at the end of the day I ripped off my progress and just quickly calculated my own numbers. This project is very simple and can literally be knit in one afternoon!
How To Knit A Simple Baby Hat
Baby age – 0-3 months.
Finished circumference: approx 13 1/2″ (34 cm)
Finished height: approx 6″ (15 cm) (with the rolled edge).
Debbie Bliss, Paloma, 60% alpaca, 40% wool. 1.8 oz. (50 g), 71 yds. (65 m) in Silver.
I used approximately half of the skein.
Needles. 6 mm (US 10) circular.
4″ (10 cm) = 13 sts. The round gauge is not essential in this project.
Note: When using instructions, you can click on each bullet point to mark it as done. This will help you to keep track of your progress.
- CO 45 sts, using a long tail cast on method.
- Making sure not to twist stitches, join the knitting to work in the round using the invisible join – How To Knit The Invisible Join In The Round. – 44 sts left. Place BOR marker.
- Work even in Stockinette stitch for approx 5 3/4″ (14.5 cm).
- Dec Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * across to the end of a round – 22 sts.
- Next Rnd: Knit.
- Dec Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * across to the end of a round – 11 sts.
- Next Rnd: Knit.
- Dec Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * across to one st, k1 – 6 sts.
- Finish a hat, following the step-by-step tutorial How to Finish a Hat below.
- Weave in ends.
How to Finish a Hat
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After all decreases you have 6 sts left.
I love the simplicity of this hat! It’s also a great project for your leftover precious yarn that is too good not to put in use.
I hope you enjoyed this little project, please share on your Pinterest board to come back to it again 🙂
Have a wonderful week!