Friday, July 31, 2009

FAST AND EASY Newborn Hat Knit Pattern

FAST AND EASY
Newborn Hat Knit Pattern
With 4 Ply (Worsted Weight) Yarn 
Knit with Strait Needles
or Double Pointed Needles

Free pattern for charitable purposes and personal use only. 
Please do not sell garments knit from it.
Pattern and photos are by Michele Lupien, 2012. 
All rights reserved. seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com

MATERIAL:
-1 oz. / 25 g.
4 Ply (Worsted Weight) 100% acrylic soft yarn
-Strait needles size
 US#8 / mm#5
-Or Double Pointed Needles
US#8 / mm#5
-1 darning needle


INSTRUCTION 
(With Strait Needles)

-Cable cast on very loose (OR cast on with bigger size needles) 48 stitches
-Ribs (knit 2, Purl 2) for 8 rows
-Stockinette stitches (knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 22 rows

Shape crown
1st  row:  *Knit 4, Knit 2 tog.* repeat to end of row = 40 sts
2nd row:  *Purl 3, Purl 2 tog* repeat to end of row = 32 sts
3rd row:  *Knit 2, Knit 2 tog* repeat to end of row = 24 sts
4th  row:  *Purl 1, Purl 2 tog* repeat to end of row = 16 sts
5th  row:  *Knit 2 together* repeat to end of row = 8 sts
Finishing
Cut yarn leaving a long end (20 inches). Draw end through the remaining stitches, one at a time, and take them off the knitting needle.  Pull tail tight and secure.
Using the long tail seam back of hat together. Weave in ends.

INSTRUCTION 
(With Double Pointed Needles)

-Cable cast on very loose (OR cast on with bigger size needles)
48 stitches (16-16-16)
-Ribs (knit 2, Purl 2) for 8 rows
-Stockinette stitches; Knit 22 rows
Shape crown
1st  row:  *Knit 4, Knit 2 tog* repeat to end of row = 40sts
2nd row:  *Knit 3, Knit 2 tog* repeat to end of row = 32sts
3rd row:  *Knit 2, Knit 2 tog* repeat to end of row = 24sts
4th  row:  *Knit 1, Knit 2 tog* repeat to end of row = 16sts
5th  row:  *Knit 2 together* repeat to end of row = 8sts
Finishing
Cut yarn leaving a 8 inches end.  Draw end through the remaining stitches, one at a time, and take them off the knitting needle.
Pull tail tight and secure.  Weave in ends.
6/24/13

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