Monday, July 7, 2008

Flower Top Baby Beanie

Another hat for the Guardian Angels and I thought I would share the pattern.

Materials: 60m of 8ply yarn

Equipment: 4mm dpns and optional 30cm circular
Stitch marker
Darning Needle

Size: 30cm circumference unstretched to 40cm fully stretched. The rib gives a longer lasting hat as does the fold up brim.

Gauge: 22sts / 10cm

The pattern:

Cast on 72 sts, join to work in the round (remember not to twist those stitches).

Round 1: [k4, p4] repeat to end.

Work this round for 30cms.

Decrease rounds:

Round 1: [k4, p2, p2tog] repeat to end

Rounds 2 and 3: [k4, p3] repeat to end

Round 4: [k4, p1, p2tog] repeat to end

Rounds 5 and 6: [k4, p2] repeat to end

Round 6: [k4, p2tog] repeat to end

Rounds 7 and 8: [k4, p1] repeat to end

Round 9: [k3, k2tog] repeat to end

Rounds 10 and 11: k all stitches

Flower Cast Off:

k1, bind off 4 sts, [k2, bind off 4 sts] repeat to end. At this point there should be 12 stitches left. Cut your yarn and thread through the remaining stitches being sure NOT TO PULL THEM TOO TIGHT!!! Secure the yarn and weave in ends. The enthusiastic might like to embroider some nice leaves next to the petals too.

Thanks to Bart for his modelling expertise!

This pattern is provided free for your own personal use. You may knit it for yourself, as a gift, a swap or for charity. This pattern is not intended for commercial use. Any intended commercial use requires permission in writing.


Brooke said...

Just wondering, if I wanted to make the flower part a separate color, where would I make the color switch. Or is this even possible? Thanks so much in advance.

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