Mar 25, 2019

Baby Kala Hat and Booties

 

 

LOOM: KB Baby-Knit Looms

YARN:  Approx 120 yds of baby yarn. Sample knit with Bernat Softee Baby, Lavender.

NOTIONS: knit hook, darning needle

GAUGE: 11 sts and 16 rows = 2”

SIZE: Hat and booties recommended for 0-3 months. For hat 3-6 months, use ewrap knit stitch instead of knit stitch to create wider width.

 

Hat Pattern

Cast on 56 pegs, green loom, prepare to work in the round.

Round 1-5:  Purl to end of round.

Round 6-12: Knit to end of round.

Round 13-15: Purl to end of round.

Round 16:  Knit rounds until measures 6 inches from cast on edge.

Next 5 rounds: Purl to the end of round.

Next round:  Purl round and knit 2 together, take the stitch from peg 1 and place it on peg 2.  Purl these two stitches together.  Take the stitch from peg 3 and place it on peg 4. Purl these two together.  Continue in this manner, purling two stitches together all around loom.

Remove from loom: Cut yarn 12.5” long.  Now with darning needle pull each stitch off loom. After all stitches are on needle, turn the hat wrong side out and pull the yarn tight, closing up top of hat.  Weave in ends.

The cast on edge will be a little curly.  Block flat.

 

Bootie Pattern 

Cast on 24 stitches, purple loom, prepare to work in the round.

Round 1- 3: Purl to end of round.

Round 4-6:  Knit to end of round.

Round 7-8: Purl to end of round.

Round 9-12: Knit to end of round.

Heel:

Work heel in short-rows over the first 12 stitches.
Place a peg marker on peg 1 and peg 12.

Knit from 1-11.  W&T 12.

Knit from 11-2.  W&T 1.

Knit from 2 -10.  W&T 11.

Knit from 10-3.  W&T 2.

Knit from 3-9.  W&T 10.

Knit from 9-4.  W&T 3.

Knit from 4-8.  W&T 9.

Knit from 8-5.  W&T 4.

(Note: The following increase rows will require working all previous wraps and stitches together as one as the pegs are knit and w&t’d. This can be up to 2 wraps and a stitch worked as one.)

Knit from 5-9.  W&T 10.

Knit from 9-4.  W&T 3.

Knit from 4- 10.  W&T 11.

Knit from 10-3.  W&T 2.

Knit from 3 -11.  W&T 12.

Knit from 11-2.  W&T 1.

Pegs 1 and 12 have two wraps and the stitch. On the first round of the sole and foot, work the pegs with the extra wraps together with the stitch.

Foot: Begin working in the round once again.

Next round: knit to the end of round (be sure to pick up the wraps from peg 1 and peg 12).

Next round: knit to end.

Rep last round until sole measures 3” from back of heel, or desired length.

Toe: Repeat exact same process used for heel.

Now, take stitches off loom with darning needle, and sew the seam together with kitchener stitch.

See Kitchener stitch

 

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