19 May 2007
eat your vegies: a baby hat pattern
Using 8ply wool and 4.5mm circular or dpns, cast on 72 stitches for a newborn baby size (or 80 stitches for a larger babe, as long as you have a multiple of 8). Join stitches, marking the end of the round with a stitch marker. Knit until length desired.
Then start adding your green leaves:
K1 green, K7 main colour, repeat this sequence for the whole round
K3 green (one on either side of single green stitches on row above), K5 main, repeat
K5 green, K3 main colour, repeat
K7 green, K1 main colour, repeat.
Now working all in green, begin decreasing:
K6, K2tog, repeat for the whole round
K5, K2tog, repeat
K4, K2tog, repeat
K3, K2tog, repeat
K2, K2tog, repeat
K1, K2tog, repeat
K2tog all the way round.
Work an i-cord on the remaining stitches to form a stalk.
(Adapted from the Umbilical Cord Baby Hat pattern in Stitch-n-Bitch).