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It's baby season! Well, at least it is for one more of my friends, Nanda, who is expecting the last of this year's bumper crop of babies. I think there were at least 5 kiddos born within the last 6 months amongst my fertile friends!
Since Nanda is a knitter, and more specifically a knitter with very discriminating taste in yarn, I wanted to make her a worthy hat. This is a variation on my pattern Le Mieux, made a little bigger so it can fit babies from 3 to 6 months.
I used Aurora 8, a favorite yarn of mine because of its squishy softness, but any worsted weight yarn will do.
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• 40 yards of Karabella Aurora 8 in green (color 63)
• 40 yards of Karabella Aurora 8 in blue (color 43)
• 1 US size 5 16 inch circular needles OR needle size needed to achieve gauge.
• 1 US size 7 16 inch circular needles OR needle size needed to achieve gauge.
• 1 US size 7 circular needles, any length, OR needle size needed to achieve gauge
(US size 7 DPNs may also be used instead of 2 circular needles)
• 6 stitch markers
• Row counter
• Tapestry needle
Special Skills Needed
• Knitting in the round
• 4.5 stitches = 1 inch on US size 7 needles in stockinette stitch
Finished hat circumference is 16 inches. This fits a 3-6 month old baby.
[ ] repeat instructions between brackets
cc contrasting color
co cast on
k2tog knit two stitches together
ktbl knit through the back loop
mc main color
MIL make one left
MIR make one right
pm place marker
ssk slip one stitch knitwise, slip next stitch knitwise, then knit stitches together
CO 72 sts onto the smaller 16 inch circular needle in mc (blue yarn). Join to knit in the round, placing a marker at this point so you know where your round begins.
[ktbl, p1] to end for 5 rounds.
Next round: Switch to larger 16 inch circular needle. k12, pm, k12, pm, k12, pm, k12, pm, k12, pm, k12, pm
Increasing Stripe Rounds: [k1, MIL, k until 1 sts remains before marker, M1R, k1, slip marker] to end. k next round. Alternate Increasing Stripe Rounds between the mc (blue) and the cc (green). For the first round, use the cc (green yarn). Carry the unused yarn up the back of your work.
Repeat the Increasing Stripe Rounds until there are 24 sts between each set of markers (144 sts total). Your last round should be with the mc.
Decreasing Stripe Rounds: [ssk, k until marker, slip marker] to end. Repeat round once more, then switch colors. For the first round, use the cc.
Repeat Decreasing Stripe Rounds until only 6 sts remain, switching half of the stitches to the second set of circular needles when the hat circumference is too small to be worked only using the 16 inch circular needles.
Nubbin Rounds: k1 round, removing markers as you go. Repeat this round 2 more times. k2tog 3 times. 3 sts remain. Cut yarn, leaving a 6 inch tail.
Using the tapestry needle, thread the yarn tail through the 3 remaining sts. Pull closed. Weave in ends.
Here goes my usual plea: if you knit this, I'd love to hear from you and see your finished objects!
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