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Cozy Baby Hood

There's no better way to welcome a new addition into the family than with the Cozy Baby Hood. This absolutely adorable baby hat knitting pattern will teach you how to knit a baby hat that will not only keep baby looking adorable as ever but also protect him or her from the harsh temperatures outside. Knitting for baby has never been easier. Made with a lightweight yarn, this knit baby hat will gently wrap your baby in warmth without being an uncomfortable fit. If you don't have your own little one at home, this cute little baby hat pattern works great as a last-minute baby shower gift both mother and baby are sure to love.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm, 6 or 4 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Patons Astra (50 g/1.75 oz;147 m/161 yds) Contrast A Hot Pink (08416) - 1 ball; Contrast B Emerald (02708) - 1 ball
  • Sizes 3.5 mm (U.S. 4) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needles 16" [40 cm] long or size needed to obtain tension
  • 1 stitch holder

GAUGE: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.

Sizes: To fit baby (3-18 mos)

Abbreviations:
Beg = beginning
cont = continue(ity)
Inc(s) = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
P = purl
P2tog = purl two stitches together
rem = remain(ing)
rep = repeat
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


Instructions:
With smaller needle and B, cast on 70 (76) sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd for (K1. P1) ribbing until work from beg measures 1 1/2 (2)" [4 (5) cm].
Next rnd: Rib across 10 (11) sts. Leave these sts on a st holder. Rib to last 10 (11) sts. Slip last 10 (11) sts onto st holder.

Beg working in rows across rem 50 (54) sts as follows:
Next row: (WS). *P4. Inc1P. Rep from * to last 0 (4) sts. P0 (4). 60 (64) sts.

Change to larger needle, A and proceed in stocking st until work from last row of ribbing measures 4 (5)" [10 (12.5) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape Top: 1st row: (RS). K39 (43). ssk. Turn.
2nd row: P19 (23). P2tog. Turn.
3rd row: K19 (23). ssk. Turn. Rep last 2 rows until all sts have been worked. Leave 20 (24) sts on a spare needle. Break A.

Face Ribbing
With RS facing, B and smaller needle, K20 (22) from st holder. Pick up and knit 22 (26) sts along left side edge. K20 (24) from spare needle. Pick up and knit 22 (26) sts along right side edge. 84 (98) sts. Join in rnd. Place marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K1. P1. Rep from * around.
Rep last rnd of (K1. P1) ribbing 7 times more. Cast off loosely in ribbing.

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