Monday, September 17, 2012

baby knit eyelet hat pattern



When I made this cute baby shrug, I had just enough yarn left over for a sweet wee hat. I decided to make up a pattern that matched. As promised, I am sharing it with you!

Size: 3 months (6-12 month, 1T-2T)
To fit head size: 14-17" (16-19", 18-20")

Materials: Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label yarn in natural, 50 (100, 150 yards)
needle: circular US size 8/ 5mm (I used a 40" circular and used the magic loop method)
Stitch marker
tapestry needle

Gauge: 4.5 st/inch


Abbreviations used:
st: stitch
K or k: knit
k2tog: knit two stitches together as one (decrease)
P or p: purl
YO: yarn over (increase)
BO: bind off



Pattern:

Cast on 60 (66, 72) st.
Place marker and join in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.
Row 1-6: *K1 P1, repeat from * to end of each row (1x1 ribbing).
Row 7 (Eyelet row): *K1, YO, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row.

Knit in stockinette (knit every stitch) until hat measures 4.5 (5, 6.5) inches from cast on edge.

Begin Decreases to shape top of hat:
Row 1: *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. 50(55, 60) st.
Row 2: knit all stitches
Row 3: *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. 40(44, 48) st.
Row 4: knit all stitches.
Row 5: *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. 30(33, 36) st.
Row 6: knit all stitches
Row 7: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. 20(22, 24) st.
Row 8: knit all stitches.
Row 9. k2tog to end of row. 10(11,12) st
Row 10: knit all stitches.
Row 11: k2tog to end of row. There will be one extra stitch for the 6-12 month size hat; knit it. 5(6, 6) st.

Thread tail of yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight.
Weave in ends and block.

Finished!

6 comments:

Natalie said...

Oh my goodness, that little hat and shrug are perfect together! I love it! And I want to know where you're finding all of the time and inspiration for the knitting AND sewing-- I can only seem to do one at a time, and you're showing off gorgeous new handknit goods every week! Consider me impressed :)

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Oh my, this is just so darned adorable! Knitting is like a foreign language to me, but I sure can appreciate how cute the finished product is!

Katie B. said...

Excellent! Now I need to find a baby head in need of a hat...

traceyjay said...

Kristie -- you think you could forget that you know how to quilt, and that you already have your own fabric stash so we could do a trade?? GAH! Scarlet *needs* a hand-knit sweater and hat!

Jacey said...

Oh, so sweet! Thanks for sharing your pattern, K!!

bethanndodd said...

Super super cute! If I just knew how to knit ;)
Smiles~Beth