About Jenny

Jenny is a wife, mother, grandma, artist and accountant living and working in western North Carolina.

Ruffled Goodness

Ruffled Goodness I'd never knit a baby gift before - but when the occasion arose, it was time to find the perfect quick, easy and (most importantly) cute baby bonnet for the soon-to-be-born babe. Mom-to-be tells me that a girl is expected, and so the internet search for an appropriate pattern began. It ended several hours later unsuccessfully - nothing really caught my eye. I figured, given that I now about how far 'round the hat needs to stretch, how hard can making my own feminine-girly-girl hat be? I settled on an easy faux-cable pattern (no cable needle required!) with a cute ruffled brim and an I-cord top knot? And so a hat of ruffled goodness was born. Yum, yum! SIZE Newborn [Toddler] FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Around: 14[18] inches Height: 7[9] inches MATERIALS [MC] Schachenmayr Catania Color [100% cotton; 137 yd/125 m per 50g ball]; color: 035; 1[1] skeins 2 sets 12? length-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle GAUGE 20 sts/24 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch Gauge over pattern st, blocked and slightly stretched: 16 sts = 4? PATTERN CO 240[320]sts. Place marker to note beginning of rnd. Rnd 1: Being careful not to twist, join and K rnd. Rnd 2: K2tog all the way around (120[160] sts rem). Rnd 3: K Rnd 4: K2tog all the way around (60[80] sts rem). Rnd 5: K Now, begin patt st. Patt st: Row 1 - 3: *(k2 p2); rep from * 15[20] times. Row 4: *(k2tog, leave on left needle and k into the first st again and then slip both sts off as usual, p2); rep from * 15[20] times. Work evenly in patt st for 5[7] inches. Begin dec in patt (switch to multiple needles when necessary): Rnd 1: *(Work 8 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6[8] times. (54[72] sts rem) Rnd 2: K Rnd 3: *(Work 7 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6[8] times. (48[64] sts rem) Rnd 4: K Rnd 5: *(Work 6 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6[8] times. (42[56] sts rem) Rnd 6: K Rnd 7: *(Work 5 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6[8] times. (36[48] sts rem) Rnd 8: K Rnd 9: *(Work 4 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6[8] times. (30[40] sts rem) Rnd 10: K Rnd 11: *(Work 3 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6[8] times. (24[32] sts rem) Rnd 12: *(Work 2 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6[8] times. (18[24] sts rem) Rnd 13: *(Work 1 st in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6[8] times. (12[16] sts rem) Rnd 14: *(K2tog); rep from * 6[8] times. (6[8] sts rem) Rnd 15: *(K2g); rep from * 6[8] times. (3[4] sts rem) Begin I-cord: Transfer sts to single needle. K 3[4] st I-cord until 2[3] inches long. Pull end of yarn through all three sts and tie off. Tie I-cord loosely in a knot. Use end of yarn to secure other end of knot to the to of the hat. © Jenanne Hassler. This pattern may be freely distributed as long as the pattern and this copyright notice remain intact and no profit is made from its distribution or use.