Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Cutest Baby Hat Ever!


I recently bought three skeins of Plymouth Dreambaby D.K., acrylic microfiber/nylon at a little shop, Delightful Hands, in Celina, TX, to make baby hats. The yarn is super soft and works up well at 5spi on #5 dp needles.

I wanted to make a long-tailed hat with a pom pom on the end but I didn't like the instructions in the Itty Bitty Hats book so I changed it up a bit to get a more gradually shaped tail.

I wanted it to be small so I cast on the recommended 56 sts and knit stocking stitch for 5 inches before beginning decreases.

First Dec: (knit 6 sts, knit 2 tog) around. Knit 2 rounds.
Second Dec: (knit 5 sts, knit 2 tog) around. Knit 2 rounds.
Third Dec: (knit 4 sts, knit 2 tog) around. Knit 3 rounds.
Fourth Dec: (knit 3 sts, knit 2 tog) around. Knit 3 rounds.
Fifth Dec: (knit 2 sts, knit 2 tog) around. Knit 5 rounds.
Sixth Dec: (knit 1 st, knit 2 tog) around. Knit 5 rounds.
Final Dec: (knit 2 tog) around. Break yarn and thread through stitches and close end. Make pom pom and attach to end.

Now is that cute or what?
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