Friday, July 31, 2009

First Newborn Hat Knit Pattern (with straight needles)

First Newborn Hat Knit Pattern
(with straight needles)
Free pattern for charitable purposes and personal use only. 
Please do not sell garments knit from it. 
Pattern and photos are by Michele Morrissette Lupien, 2012. 
All rights reserved. seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com 

The blanket, booties and mittens are on the blog patterns. 
MATERIAL:
-1oz 100% acrylic yarn, 3 ply
(Bernat Softee Baby, 1 ball makes 5 hats)
-Strait needles size #8
-1 darning needle
Cast on: 
(X Small 40) (Small 44) (Medium 48) stitches
Knit for:
(X Small 6.5) (Small 7) (Medium 7.5) inches
Decreasing: (2 rows)
1st row; knit 2 stitches together 
You will have on your needle;
-20 stitches for a X Small hat
-22 stitches for a Small hat
-24 stitches for a Medium hat
2nd row; knit 2 stitches together
You will have on your needle;
-10 stitches for a X Small hat
-11 stitches for a Small hat
-12 stitches for a Medium hat
Finishing:
Cut yarn leaving a long tail (20 inches) and using the darning needle thread tail through the remaining (10, 11 or 12) stitches, one at a time, and take them off the knitting needle.
If you need help for this step see this video;   Circular Knitting : Circular Knitting: Finishing a Baby Hat - YouTube
Turn Hat on wrong side,
Pull tail tight and secure (make a knot).
Using the long tail seam hat together matching hat ridges.  Invisible Mattress Stitch on Garter Stitch seams. - YouTube
Weave in ends.
8/21/13

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I found this pattern to be very easy to follow as I am a beginner. I'm very happy with the end product. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

i'm confused about the whole,

(Next row knit 2 stitches together = (20-22-24) stitches

Next row knit 2 stitches together = (10-11-12) stitches

Cut yarn leaving a long tail (20 inches) and using the darning needle thread tail through the remaining (10, 11 or 12) stitches, one at a time, and take them off the knitting needle)

is it possible to do a video? as i've looked on youtube etc and haven't found anything to help.

SEATRAIL GRANDMAS said...

Hi,
(20-22-24)Stitches =
-20 sts for a XSmall
-22 sts for a Small
-24 sts for a Medium
I am adding more info directly on the pattern.
Michele

Karen Wedekind said...

I caste on 48 stitches for a medium hat.I'm not sure if I knit till I have 7.5 inches then do I start to decrease?

SEATRAIL GRANDMAS said...

Hi Karen.
It's exactly what you have to do!
Happy knitting! Michele

SEATRAIL GRANDMAS said...

Karen. Yes, after your work measure 7.5 ", then you start to decrease.
Hugs, Michele