Thursday, September 22, 2005

Tuttie Cutie Fruity Hats

These hats are way cute for a baby gift and they are super simple to make. You can make Lemon, peach,apple, tomatoe strawberry, pumpkin, eggplant (or grape) just depends on what color you like.

preemie use size 6 needles

Newborn-3 months size 8 needles

3-6 months 9 needles

*size 3 needles for leaves

yarn i used was:

plymouth yarn "Encore"
knitting worsted weight
75% acrylic 25% wool

Cast on 54 stitches and work in stockinette stitch for about 4 inches. Begin decreasing for the crown as follows

K 7, k 2 tog
K 6, k 2 tog
K 5, k 2 tog
K 4, k 2 tog
K 3, k 2 tog (this is where i switch to green to begin the stem.)
K 2, k 2 tog
K 1, k 2 tog

Then keep in stockinette until the stem is as long as you like.

How to make the Leaves:

On size 3 needles cast on 3 stitches and work 2 rows in garter stitch,

Continue in garter stitch increasing at each end of the next two rows (7 stitches).

Work 5 rows, then decrease 1 stitch at each end for the next 2 rows (3 stitches).

slip the next stitch to other needle, knit 2 together, and bind off.

Knit baby Hat

I made this hat sort of by combining a couple patterns. Its Super easy and Fast!! I love it its so cute. I dont have any kids or babies of that matter but I love making baby things because they are small and fast to make. I am very impatiant and big projects like afghans and blankets bore me and I find I have like 10 blankets half done or less. So I started going crazy with the baby hats. This one i knit the hat but then made a crochet flower to attach with a button.

It should fit a newborn - 6 months

The yarn i used is Moda Dea cartwheel yarn 100% wool

Size 6 needles and Size 8 needles

Directions: On size 6 needles cast on 56 stitches
Work in purl 2 Knit 2 ribbing for about 1 inch

Then with size 8 needles begin in stockingnette stitch for approximately 4 inches.

Begin decreasing for the crown as follows:

K 7, k 2 tog

K 6, k 2 tog

K 5, k 2 tog

K 4, k 2 tog

K 3, k 2 tog

K 2, k 2 tog

K 1, k 2 tog

k 2 tog across

Cut yarn about 12", leaving enough length to thread through remaining sts. Sew up the back and there ya go !!!