Woodsy Baby Hat
Skill Level: Easy
Size: 16.5 circumference (unstretched) x 7.5 h. (measured flat)
100 yds. sportweight yarn in main color (MC) (cream)
100 yds. sportweight yarn in contrast color (CC) (brown)
Sample shown in vintage LeeWards Sweater & Afghan Yarn (2-ply, 100% Dupont Orlon Sayelle)
Circular needle (16 length) size 8 (5 mm), or size needed to achieve gauge
Set of 4 double-pointed needles size 4 (3.5 mm) for I-cord tie
Gauge: 18 sts & 25 rows = 4 in stockinette stitch on size 8 (5 mm) needle
Hat is worked in the round from lower edge to crown. An eyelet round at top accommodates an I-cord tie.
At each color change, drop old color over new color and bring new color up from under old color to avoid holes in work.
Strand unused color loosely up inside work. Do not cut colors until instructed to do so.
Begin eyelet rnd:
Garter stitch in the round: with right side of work facing on every round, knit one round, then purl one round to form garter stitch brim.
I-cord: Knit 3, *do not turn work but slide stitches to right end of needle, pull working yarn to right behind work, then knit the same 3 sts again, rep from * until cord is long enough.
Terms/Abbreviations: beginning (beg), bind off (BO), cast on (CO), decrease (dec), increase (inc), knit (k), knit two together (k2tog), needle (ndl), purl (p), repeat (rep), slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st), stockinette stitch (st st), yarn over (yo)
Note: Do not turn at end of each round but continue in same direction throughout. Drop and pick up colors as instructed, stranding unused color loosely up inside of work. Do not cut colors until instructed to do so.
With MC and circular needle, CO 64, join to begin circular knitting (being careful that sts are not twisted on needle.) Place marker to note beg of rnds.
Rnd 1: K.
Rnd 2: P. At end of rnd, drop MC (but do not cut it), join CC.
Rnd 3: With CC, k.
Rnd 4: With CC, p. At end of rnd, drop CC (but do not cut it), pick up MC.
Rnd 5: With MC, k.
Rnd 6: With MC, p. Drop MC, pick up CC.
Rnd 7: With CC, k.
Rnd 8: With CC, p.
Rep Rnds 5-8 once, then Rep Rnds 5-6 once.
Rnds 1-6: With CC, k. At end of Rnd 6, drop CC, pick up MC.
Rnds 7-11: With MC, k. At end of Rnd 11, drop MC, pick up CC.
Rnds 12-15: With CC, k. At end of Rnd 15, drop CC, pick up MC.
Rnds 16-18: With MC, k. At end of Rnd 18, drop MC, pick up CC.
Rnds 19-20: With CC, k. At end of Rnd 20, cut CC, leaving 6 tail for weaving in.
Continue remainder of hat with MC.
Rnds 21-22: K.
Begin crown decreases:
Rnd 23 (dec rnd): *K6, k2tog, rep from * around (56 sts)
Rnd 24: K.
Rnd 25 (dec rnd): *K5, k2tog, rep from * around (48 sts)
Rnd 26: K.
Rnd 27 (dec rnd): *K4, k2tog, rep from * around (40 sts)
Rnd 28: K.
Rnd 29: *K2tog, yo, rep from * around (20 eyelets)
Rnds 30-35: K.
Rnd 36: P.
Rnd 37: K.
Rnd 38: P.
Bind off in knit, then cut MC, leaving 6 tail for weaving in.
With CC and size 4 dpns, work in I-cord (see Special Stitches) until tie measures 16 long. Bind off and weave in all tails.
Weave I-cord through eyelet round, pull gently to close top of hat and tie in a bow.
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