Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Candy Cane Hat for Newborns

Here is some info on the infant hat I finished yesterday, and gave away...


Required: red and white sock yarn, dpn 2.25mm, yarn needle, cardboard and scissors for pompom
Gauge: 29 st x 22 rows = 2 inches unstretched
The hat is 8” diameter unstretched, but 15” stretched comfortably, as K2, P2 fabric is very stretchy.

CO 104 st. Join in the round being careful not to twist.

K1, * P2, K2 * K1 all the way around. Cont in set pattern for 5.5”.

For the start of crown decrease, move the odd K or P stitch to the next needle to even up the K2, P2 stitches.

R1: Following the set pattern, * K2, P2, K2, P2tog *
R2 and all even rows, knit k st, purl p stitches.
R3: * K2, P2tog, K2, P1 *
R5: * K2, P1, K2tog, P1 *
R7: * K2tog, P1, K1, P1 *
R9: * K2tog, K1, P1 *
R11: * K2tog, P1 *
R13 & R15: K2tog all around

Pull the yarn through the remaining stitches, and pull tight, with tail on the inside.
Make a pompom from the variegated yarn, wrapping it around a 1.5” diameter cardboard. Sew on top.
Bedeck your Christmas baby, take pictures and enjoy them for years to come!

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