VINTAGE BABY HAT KNITTING RECIPE
With the colder weather finally here, keep your wee babes warm with this sweet, classic hat recipe by Terri of Sweet PotaToes.
For a baby around 6-12 months.
- 50g of worsted weight yarn in a solid colour
- Approximately 25g of worsted weight yarn in a variegated colour
- 4mm dpn’s or a 16 inch circular needle
- Stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round.
Cast on 72 stitches in the solid colour, join and knit every round for about 2 inches. Switch to the variegated colour and knit 1 round. Next round, *k1, k1below* all the way around. Switch back to the solid colour and knit 1 round then knit the next round *k1, k1below* all the way around. Switch back to the variegated colour and repeat the two alternating rounds (k1 round/next round *k1,k1below*) for a few more rounds. Switch back to the solid colour and repeat this pattern for a couple more rounds. Repeat this pattern as long as you like, making thick or thin bands of the two colours until your work measures 5.5 inches. Now begin your decreases in the solid colour. First round *k7, k2tog* all the way around; knit the next round. Then *k6, k2tog* around; knit the next round. Next, *k5, k2tog* around; knit the next round... continue decreasing in this manner until you have 8 stitches left. You can do all the decreasing in the solid colour or switch back to the variegated for the crown. Break your yarn and thread through the remaining stitches. Sew closed. Add a pompom if you like! This stitch works up beautifully on the inside too so you can make the hat reversible if you wish.
Block for a professional finish.
Get creative and switch the pattern up in different ways, like changing the rolled brim to a ribbed edge or using more colours!