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Bai Yun Baby Hat

Bai Yun Baby Hat

You can finally make your little panda a hat that captures his spirit! This Bai Yun Baby Hat is just the most adorable little panda knit hat out there. It will be impossible to "bear" once your baby grows out of it! The blue and white is great for a baby boy, but we recommend pink and white for a baby girl, or classic black and white for a baby whose sex you don't know yet. The little tassels at the ends are just the finishing touch to this precious baby knit hat.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size9 or 5.5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Premier Yarns® Hush (100% polyester; 50gm/88 yds)
    • #40-01 White (A) - 1 ball
    • #40-06 Pastel Blue (B) - 1 ball
  • US Size 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed needles (dpns)
  • Optional US Size 9 (5.5 mm) 16" circular needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers

 

Measurements:

Sizes: Infant (Child, Adult)

Circumference: 14 (18, 20)"

Height: 5 (7, 8)"

 

Abbreviations:

dec('d): decrease(d)

dpn: double point needle

k: knit

k2tog: knit 2 sts together (1 st dec’d)

m: marker

pm: place marker

rem: remain(ing)

rep: repeat(ing)

rnd(s): round(s)

RS: right side

ssk: slip next 2 sts individually knitwise, slip them back to left needle in this position, knit them together through the back loops (1 st dec’d)

st(s): stitch(es)

WS: wrong side

 

Gauge: 12 sts x 16 rows = 4" in St st or 10 sc x 11 rows = 4"

 

Notes:

If desired, knit hat in child and adult sizes can be started on 16" circular, switch to dpns during crown when sts no long comfortably fit on circular needle.

 

Instructions

 

Hat

With B, cast on 42 (54, 60) sts.

Place marker (pm) and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist sts.

Rnd 1: Purl.

Rnd 2: Knit.

Rep Rnds 1-2, 2 more times, cut B.

With A, knit even in St st for 4 (5 1/2, 6)".

 

Crown

Rnd 1: *K7 (9, 10), pm; rep from * 4 more times, k to end.

Rnd 2: *Knit to 2 before m, k2tog; rep from * 5 more times - 6 sts dec’d.

Rnd 3: Knit.

Rep Rnds 2-3, 4 (5, 6) more times - 18 sts rem.

Rep Rnd 2, 2 more times - 6 sts rem.

Cut yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull snug.

 

Earflaps (make 2)

With A, cast on 24 sts.

Row 1 (WS): K12, pm, k12. Cut A.

Row 2 (RS): With B, ssk, knit to 2 before m, k2tog, ssk, knit to last 2 sts, k2tog - 4 sts dec’d.

Row 3: Knit.

Rep Rows 2-3, 3 more times - 8 sts rem.

Rep Row 2, 1 more times - 4 sts rem.

Cut yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull snug.

 

Eye Patches (make 2)

With B and dpns, cast on 32 sts.

Pm and join to work in the round.

Rnd 1: *K4, pm; rep from * 7 more times.

Rnd 2: *K2tog, k to m; rep from * 7 more times - 24 sts.

Rnds 3 & 5: K.

Rnd 4: *K2tog, k to m; rep from * 7 more times - 16 sts.

Rnd 5: *K2tog; rep from * around - 8 sts.

Rnd 6: *K2tog; rep from * around - 4 sts.

Cut yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull snug.

 

Ears (make 2)

With B, cast on 12 sts.

Row 1: Knit.

Row 2: *K2tog, k1; rep from * 3 more times - 8 sts.

Row 3: *K2tog, k1; rep from * once more, k2tog - 5 sts.

Row 4: K2tog, k1, K2tog - 3 sts.

Cut yarn and thread through rem sts. Pull snug.

 

Finishing

Sew Earflaps to bottom edges of Hat, on opposite sides, slightly closer to the back of the hat.

Sew Eye Patches onto front of hat, using photo as a guide.

Sew Ears to either side of hat, using photo as a guide.

With B, embroider triangular nose and mouth features.

With A, embroider eyes at center of Eye Patches.

 

Tassels (make 2)

Cut 3, 9" long pieces of B.

Cut 2, 9" long pieces of A.

Fold in half. Using crochet hook pass fold through tip of Earflap from back to front. Pass ends through fold and pull snug.

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