Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Santa Baby/Toddler Hat

Yes, it's true.  While sitting at the craft fair last weekend, I knitted up two hats to be felted (they are drying as I type).  I also came up with a baby Santa Hat.  Started and finished the first one in one day and then started the second one the next day.  If you find a mistake, be kind and let me know.  I just jotted this down as I did it.  So, here's the pic

You can get at least 2, possibly three hats from these two skeins.

Santa Baby/Toddler Hat

Here's the pattern:

You will need

one skein each of I Love This Cotton Red and I Love this Cotten Shiny White (Christmas white - it has a sparkle strand thru it).

Size 5 or Size 7 dpn or 12" circular (depending on which size you want to make)

One stitch marker

One 7/8" black button

Small had uses size 5 needles.
The additional larger sized hat directions will be in ( ).  - Use the size 7 needles for the larger sized hat.

Cast on 76 stitches (82) with the white yarn - DO NOT JOIN.  Leave a long enough tail to sew the tab down at the end of knitting.

Knit 12 rows to create a garter stitch brim

Bind off 10 stitches so you will have 66 (72) stitches on the needle.  Join in a circle.  Change to the red yarn.

Knit in the round for 3 (3.5)" from the top of the band.

Decrease as follows:

(K10, k2tog), repeat around - (THIS ROUND AND THE NEXT IS ONLY FOR THE BIGGER HAT)
(K9, k2tog), repeat around - This round and the rest are the same for both hats.
(K8, k2tog), repeat around
(K7, k2tog), repeat around
(K6, k2tog), repeat around
(K5, k2tog), repeat around
(K4, k2tog), repeat around
(K3, k2tog), repeat around
(K2, k2tog), repeat around
(K1, k2tog), repeat around
(k2tog), repeat around

Run tapestry needle thru stitches, pull tight and tie off.

Make Pompom and add to top of hat.

For tab on brim:  Take your extra tail from the cast on and stitch the tab down.  Add button.

Merry Christmas!


Deborah said...

Very cute hat! I have just the little one in mind and some yarn in my stash for it. Thank you!

Christine said...

I love your hats! They're terrific!

I nominated you for a Liebster award, whatever that is. lol. Don't feel obligated, but it's one of those things where you answer some questions, and then ask some of your own to some other bloggers. Details are here: http://christineolsonoriginals.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-award.html

kathy b said...

Just adorable. DOUBLE SANTAS!

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