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Baby Jester Hat

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Watch your baby clown around in this adorable knit hat. The festive Baby Jester hat is adorned with tassels and pom-poms, and is perfect for play time. This cute hat is a great project for the novice knitter, and stitches up in no time at all. Make one for the little clown in your life, or give it as a gift to another court jester in training. Either way, watching your baby in the Baby Jester Hat will leave you in stitches.

Baby Jester Hat
Baby Jester Hat
This image courtesy of bernat.com

Easy

Knitting Needle Size: 5 or 3.75 mm, 6 or 4 mm

Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Materials:

 

  • Bernat® Baby Jacquards (100 g /3.5 oz; 316 m/346 yds)
  • Sizes 6 (12-18-24) mos
  • 06131 (I'm a Big Boy) 1 (1-1-1) ball
  • Sizes 3.75 (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

GAUGE
23 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st

STITCH GLOSSARY
Beg = Beginning.
Inc = Increase 1 stitch into next stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit.
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
Rep = Repeat.
RS = Right side.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
WS = Wrong side

SIZES
To fit baby sizes 6 (12-18-24) mos.

INSTRUCTIONS
1st Earflap: With smaller needles, cast on 4 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
Rep last 2 rows to 14 (16-18-20) sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Next row: As 2nd row. 16 (18-20-22) sts. Place marker.
Work in garter st (knit every row) until work from marked row measures 1¾ (2-2-2¼) ins [4.5 (5-5-5.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Break yarn.

2nd Earflap: Work as given for 1st Earflap. Do not break yarn.

Next row: (Joining row). With smaller needles, cast on 6 (8-8-8) sts. K16 (18-20-22) from 2nd earflap. Cast on 36 (38-42-42) sts. K16 (18-20-22) across 1st Earflap. Cast on 6 (8-9-8) sts. 80 (90-98-102) sts in total. Place marker.

Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 82 (92-100-104) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures
4½ (5-5½-6¼) ins [11.5 (12.5-14-16) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K21 (23-25-26). M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K38 (44-48-50). M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. (Knit to marked st. M1. K1. M1) twice. Knit to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 110 (120-128-132) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Cast off .
Sew back seam. Sew top, having shaped points at sides.

Pom-pom (make 2).
Wind yarn around 3 fi ngers approx 60 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Attach to each point of Hat.

Pom-Pom Chart

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