SIZE: 12-18 months
MATERIALS: 50g Fingering weight yarn in MC.
Scraps of green fingering weight yarn for the leaves.
-2.5mm double pointed needles and/or circular needles- 16”
Tension: 28sts=4” in St st
DIRECTIONS: Cast on 112 sts. Do not join in a round.
Rows 1 and 2: *K2, P2. Repeat from * to the end of the row.
Rows 3 & 4: *P2, K2. Repeat from * to the end of the row.
Repeat these 4 rows for 2.5cm or until edging is as long as you like.
Next row:*K13, increase in next stitch. Repeat from * to the end of the round. 120 sts.
Join the stitches into a round being careful not to twist the stitches around the needle. Place a marker to indicate the beginning of the round. Begin to knit in the round until the hat measures 10cm (or desired length) from the Cast On edge.
Hat’s top shaping:
1st round: *K13, K2tog. Repeat from * to the end of the round. 112 sts.
2nd and all even numbered rounds: Knit.
3rd round: *K12, K2tog. Repeat from * to the end of the round. 104 sts.
5th round: *K11, K2tog. Repeat from * to the end of the round. 96 sts.
Continue decreasing in this manner, having 1 less stitch between the decreases on every other row until 16 sts remain. If you are using a circular needle, change to double points when required.
Last Row: K2tog 8 times. 8 sts.
Work on the 8 sts for 1cm or to the desired length of the stem. Cut the yarn leaving a 40 cm tail and thread it on to a tapestry needle. Draw the yarn tail through the remaining stitches and tighten to close. Thread the yarn to the inside of the stem and fasten off.
With green yarn, leave a 20cm tail and cast on 3 sts.
Row 1 and all odd numbered rows (WS): Purl
Row 2: K1, M1, K1, M1, K1. 5 sts.
Row 4: K2, M1, K1, M1, K2. 7 sts.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 8: K3, K2tog, K2. 6 sts.
Row 10: K2, K2tog, K2. 5sts.
Row 12: K2, K2tog, K1. 4 sts.
Row 14: K1, K2tog, K1. 3 sts.
Row 16: K2tog, K1. 2 sts.
Row 18: K2tog.
Cut yarn leaving a 20 cm tail and thread it on to a tapestry needle. Draw the yarn tail through the last stitch. Weave tail on the under side of the leaf to secure. Use the cast on tail to attach leaf to the hat.
Copyright 2012 Alana Baig for KnitTraders of Kingston