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Speckled Fawn Baby Hat
Speckled Fawn Baby Hat
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Have you ever seen anything more adorable in your life? This Speckled Fawn Baby Hat is the cutest thing you could dress your little girl or boy in without melting. For a knit baby hat pattern, this covers all the bases: it's warm, it's cute, and it has a little extra pizzaz. You can even change the pink coloring to blue for a boy, or to yellow or purple if you're waiting for the surprise. Try pairing it with the Oh Deer Baby Blanket for the most clever baby shower gift ever!

NotesWhen working from chart, carry color not in use loosely across WS of work. The colors are never twisted around one another.

Intermediate

Knitting Needle Size4 or 3.5 mm, 5 or 3.75 mm, 6 or 4 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

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

Gauge23 sts and 27 rows = 4" [10 cm] with U.S. 6 (4 mm) needles in Fair Isle Chart Pat.

Finished SizeTo fit head circumference - 6/12 mos = 17" [43 cm]; 18/24 mos = 18" [45.5 cm] 4 yrs = 19" [48 cm]

Materials List

  • Bernat® Softee® Baby (5 oz/140 g; 362 yds/331 m) Main Color (MC) Little Mouse (30010) - 1 (1, 1) ball

     
  • Bernat® Softee® Baby (5 oz/140 g; 362 yds/331 m) Contrast A Antique White (30008)- 1 (1, 1) ball
  • Bernat® Softee® Baby (5 oz/140 g; 362 yds/331 m) Contrast B Prettiest Pink (30205) - 1 (1, 1) ball
  • Set of 4 sizes U.S. 4 (3.5 mm), U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) and U.S. 6 (4 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch marker.

Instructions

Hat

With B and set of 4 U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) needles, cast on 88 (92-96) sts. Join for working in rnd, placing marker at first st.

1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around.

Rep last rnd (K2. P2) ribbing 6 times more.

Break B.

Change to U.S. 6 (4 mm) needles and MC. Knit 1 rnd even.

Size 6/12 mos only:
Next rnd: *K11. M1. Rep from * around. 96 sts.

Size 18/24 mos only:
Next rnd: K2. *K9. M1. Rep from * around. 102 sts.

Size 4 yrs only:
Next rnd: *K8. M1. Rep from * around. 108 sts.

All sizes:

Knit 20 rnds of Chart, reading rnds from right to left, noting 6-st rep will be worked 16 (16-18) times. Break A.

With MC and U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) needles, knit even in rnds until work from beg measures 6 (6¼-6¾)" [15 (16-17) cm].

  1. Shape top

    1st rnd: *ssk. K12 (13-14). K2tog. Rep from * around. 84 (90-96) sts.
    2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
    3rd rnd: *ssk. K10 (11-12). K2tog. Rep from * around. 72 (78-84) sts.
    5th rnd: *ssk. K8 (9-10). K2tog. Rep from * around. 60 (66-72) sts.
    7th rnd: *ssk. K6 (7-8). K2tog. Rep from * around. 48 (54-60) sts.
    9th rnd: *ssk. K4 (5-6). K2tog. Rep from * around. 36 (42-48) sts.
    11th rnd: *ssk. K2 (3-4). K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 (30-36) sts.

    Size 18/24 mos and 4 yrs only
    12th rnd: Knit.
    13th rnd: *ssk. K1 (2). K2tog. Rep from * around. 18 (24) sts.

    All sizes
    Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 (9-12) sts.

    Break yarn. Draw end tightly through rem sts.
     

Ears (Make 2)

With MC and pair of U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) needles, cast on 12 sts.

  1. Outer Ear

    1st row: (RS). Knit.
    2nd and alt rows: Purl.
    3rd row: K1. Kfb. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. 14 sts.
    5th row: Knit.
    7th row: K1. Kfb. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. 16 sts.
    9th, 11th and 13th rows: Knit.
    15th row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 14 sts.
    17th, 19th, 21st, 23rd and 25th rows: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
    26th row: Purl. 4 sts.

    Break MC.

    Do not cast off.

    With A, cont as follows:

  2. Inner Ear

    1st row: Knit.
    2nd and alt rows: Purl.
    3rd row: K1. (Kfb) twice. K1. 6 sts.
    5th row: K1. Kfb. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. 8 sts.
    7th, 9th, 11th and 13th rows: K1. Kfb. Knit to last 2 sts. Kfb. K1. 16 sts at end of 13th row.
    15th, 17th and 19th rows: Knit.
    21st row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 14 sts.
    23rd row: Knit.
    25th row: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1. 12 sts.
    26th row: Purl.
    Cast off.

    Sew Ear side seams. Sew Ears to top of Hat as seen in picture.

Bow

With B and pair of U.S. 4 (3.5 mm) double- pointed needles cast on 4 sts.

1st row: Knit. Do not turn. Slide sts to other end of needle. Rep last row until I-cord measures 12" [30.5 cm].

Break yarn. Draw end tightly through all sts.

With tail left from cast-on, draw end tightly through cast on sts in same manner.

Tie cord into bow and sew to base of one Ear as shown in photo.

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I've never seen a fawn hat but now I want it! It's adorbs.

Oh my goodness, this baby speckled fawn hat is adorable. What a clever design. I have never seen anything done like a fawn. The colors are perfect. The little baby is precious

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