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


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.



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...

Tracey Jacobsen 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 ;)