Keep the sun away from baby’s eyes with a super soft brim beanie. Add a little color by accessorizing the hat with a cute flower, or omit the flower and work the hat in a masculine color and you have a hat for a baby boy.
Knitting Loom: All-n-One Loom
Yarn: Hat–approx 100 yards of worsted weight yarn. Lion Brand Cotton-ease in Almond was used in sample for MC. Flower–Approx 45 yards total (3 different colors, 15 yards of each color). Sublime Extra Fine Merino DK weight in Yellow (Y), Orange (O), and Red (R). –
Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, measuring tape.
Gauge: 8.5 sts x 13.5 rows=2 inches
Size: 3-6 months
SCC=secondary contrasting color
W&T=wrap and turn (lift the loop off the peg, wrap the peg with the yarn (take yarn to the inside of the loom and wrap the peg so the yarn ends up to the front of the peg).
KF&B=knit front and back. Instructions on the KF&B
Using, MC, CO 64 sts, join to work in the round.
Rnd 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.
Rnd 7: k to end of rnd.
Rep Rnd 7 until item measures 5.5 inches from CO edge.
Next rnd: Decrease evenly 8 sts all around (56 sts remain)
Next 3 rnds: Rep last rnd (48, 40, 32 sts remain).
Bind off with gather removal method.
CO 26 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.
Row 1: k to end of rnd.
Row 2: p to end of rnd.
Row 3: k to end of rnd.
Row 4: p to end of rnd.
Short row 1: k23, w&t on peg 24.
Short row 2: p from peg 23 to 4, w&t on peg 3.
Short row 3: k from peg 4 to 20, w&t on peg 21.
Short row 4: p from peg 20 to peg to 7, w&t on peg 6.
Short row 5: k from peg 7 to 26, to the end of the row, picking up all the wraps with the stitches.
Next: Bind off all sts, be sure to pick up the wrap with the stitch as you bind off.
Sew the brim to the hat using the invisible horizontal seam method. Weave all ends in, block lightly.
Invisible Horizontal Seam: With the bound-off edges together, line up stitch for stitch, insert the tapestry needle under a stitch inside the bound-off edge of one side and then under the corresponding stitch on the other side.
(make 5 petals as follows)
Using MC, CO 3 sts.
Row 1: kf&b, k1, kf&b (5 sts).
Row 2: k to end of row.
Row 3: k1, kf&b, k1, kf&b, k1 (7 sts).
Row 4: k to end of row.
Row 5: k1, kf&b, k3, kf&b, k1 (9 sts).
Row 6-Row 10: k.
BO with Gather Removal Method. Weave ends in.
Using CC, CO 6.
Row 1-Row 6: k to end of row.
BO with Gather Removal Method. Use tail to seam the side close and stuff the center with remaining tail end to form a little ball.
Using MC, join petals together. Add the center ball to the middle of the petals where all five petals meet. Weave all ends in securely.
Using crochet hook and SCC yarn, single crochet around the petals of the flower.
Weave all ends in.
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