Friday, June 8, 2012

Fair Isle Baby Hat

Yes, another baby hat for the baby that doesn't want to come out! I figure a hat a day will keep me distracted until the time comes. This one is from Purl Bee and can be found here.

I used US 5 needles with some extra Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino yarn. Because the needles were thicker than the original pattern, I CO 84 sts to start and then started with a K2, P2 ribbing. After 8 rows, I started the pattern as specified but just used one color. I left off the very last part of the pattern as the hat was getting too tall.

Next hat... simple stripes!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Seed Stitch Border Hat

I've made a little hat to match the asymmetrical sweater in the last post with the same Debbie Bliss Aran Cashmerino yarn. It's simple, quick and easy and Coco was happy to model since the baby has yet to arrive one week past his due date!

For the hat:
YARN: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, 2 colors. Less than 1 ball each.
NEEDLES: US 8 Circular needles and US 8 DPN (or whatever)
ADDITIONAL: Marker for start of round, needle to weave in ends

CO 54 sts with the trim color from the sweater using the cable cast-on method.
Join in the round being careful not to twist the stitches.
Rows 1-4: Seed stitch, *K1, P1* round and round. It helps to place a marker at the start to count.
Row 5: Knit all
Row 6: Switch to second color. K all sts until piece measures about 3.5"-3.75"

Begin to decrease once hat is desired lenth:
Decrease Row 1: *K7, K2TOG*
Decrease Row 2: K all
Decrease Row 3: *K6, K2TOG*
Decrease Row 4: K all
Decrease Row 5: *K5, K2TOG*
Decrease Row 6: K all
Decrease Row 7: *K4, K2TOG*
Decrease Row 8: K all
Decrease Row 9: *K3, K2TOG*
Decrease Row 10: K all
Decrease Row 11: *K2, K2TOG*
Decrease Row 12: K all
Decrease Row 13: *K1, K2TOG*

To finish, thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight. Weave in all ends.