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Wandering Clouds Baby Knit Hat

Wandering Clouds Baby Knit Hat

If you don't just love the hazy coloring of this Wandering Clouds Baby Knit Hat, like clouds lazily floating over the sky on a summer day, then you're just wrong. Every baby would look adorable in a hat like this one. Though it looks exciting and cute in orange, we especially would love this baby hat in blue or purple. It's basic enough to work for either a boy or a girl, so don't worry about getting started knitting before the baby's even made an appearance!

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Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm, Circular Knitting Needles, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)

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

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch

Materials:

  • Willow Yarns™ Ripples (65% combed cotton/35% nylon; 50g/110yd): 732107-0004 Peachy Keen - 1 ball
  • US size 5 (3.75mm) 16" circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US size 5 (3.75mm) dpn or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle

 

Measurements:

Circumference: 16" (41cm)

 

Abbreviations:

st(s) = stitch(es)

St st = stockinette stitch

cont = continue(ity)

CO = cast on

Pm = place marker

K = knit

P = purl

Rnd = round

Dec = decrease

Tog = together

 

Gauge: 20 sts x 24 rows = 4" (10.2cm) in St st. Save time, check your gauge.

 

Stitch Guide:

Latvian Twist:

To work a Latvian Twist, twist left-hand needle under and around the previously worked sts, twist will appear to be bet the needles, then cont working as established.

 

Instructions

With circular needle, CO 72 sts. Pm and join to work in the rnd, being careful not to twist work.

K 3 rnds.

Next Rnd: K3, Latvian Twist, *k6, Latvian Twist; rep from * to last 3 sts, k3.

Work even in St st until hat measures 5" (12.7cm) from CO edge.

Next Rnd: *K12, pm; rep from * to end of rnd.

 

Crown:

Dec Rnd: *Work to 2 sts before m, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd - 66 sts.

Rep Dec Rnd until 6 sts rem. Break yarn, draw through rem sts, pull tight to close top of hat.

 

Finishing:

Weave in ends.

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