I made this for a newborn but you could change the needle size or add stitches in multiples of 8 to get whatever size you want.
I used size US 6 4.25mm dpns and Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly baby sport yarn. Again, if you want a bigger hat, use a heavier yarn.
Here is the pattern:
Cast on 72 st
Divide them on 4 dpns and join in the round. (I find that the "ladder effect" from using dpns is not as noticeable if you start with a purl stitch on each needle.)
Starting with a purl stitch do a p1 k3 ribbing for about an inch.
Knit in the round *p1, k7* until piece measures 4" for a newborn.
Decrease round 1: *p1, k6, k2tog*
Round 2 and all even rounds: Knit
Round 3: *p1, k5, k2tog*
Round 5: *p1, k4, k2tog*
Round 7: *p1, k3, k2tog*
Continue in this way (alternating a decrease round with a knit round) the last round. Then k2tog for the round.
Cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches on needles the pull tight. Weave edges in to secure and you're done!
|George is modeling so that the "slightly ribbed"design is shown.|