Baby's Beanie

Baby’s Beanie
NOTE ON THE YARN: The beanie in the photo was done with white wool that was hand painted with Kool-Aid in 4 colours. (Link here to see the yarn dyeing in progress.) http://wooltymekingston.blogspot.com/2007/07/i-got-brave-yesterday.html
Mission Falls 1824 Wool will soon be available in a new Tri Color combo that would be wonderful. Their solid colours are exquisite too. All Mission Falls yarns are machine washable on gentle cycle.

SIZE: 0-3mos (3-6mos, 6-12mos)

MATERIALS: -50g (100g, 100g) Mission Falls 1824 Wool or Cotton.
-3.75mm needles
- 4.5mm needles

TENSION: 20sts = 4” in St st on 4mm needles.

Using 3.75 mm needles, cast on 71 (81, 91) sts loosely. Work 6 rows in St st (Knit 1 row, Purl 1 row).
Change to 4mm needles and work in St st, until hat measures 4 1/2" (5", 5 1/2").
Hat’s top shaping:
1st row: *K5, (6,7) K2tog. Repeat from * to last st, K1. 61 (71, 81) sts.
2nd and all even numbered rows: purl
3rd row: *K4 (5,6) K2tog, Repeat from * to last st, K1. 51 (61, 71) sts.
5th row: *K3, (4,5) K2tog, Repeat from * to last st, K1. 41 (51,61) sts.
Continue decreasing in this manner, having 1 less stitch between the decreases on every 2nd row until 20 stitches remain.
Next row: K2tog 10 times, K1. Purl 1 row.
Next row: K2tog 5 times, K1. 5 sts remain.
Work 6 rows in St st. Break yarn and thread through the remaining sts, draw up tightly and sew seam, reversing the “right” side of work for the last inch to show purl side of bottom rolled brim.

To avoid a seam, this pattern can also be worked in the round using 16" circular needles and changing to double pointed needles as required. All Purl rows would be done in the knit stitch if doing the hat in the round.

Copyright 2007 Anne Woodall, WOOL-TYME Kingston.

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