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!
Around: 14 inches
Height: 7 inches
[MC] Schachenmayr Catania Color [100% cotton; 137 yd/125 m per 50g ball]; color: 035; 1 skeins
2 sets 12? length-inch US #5/3.75mm circular needle
20 sts/24 rows = 4″ in stockinette stitch
Gauge over pattern st, blocked and slightly stretched: 16 sts = 4?
CO 240sts. 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 sts rem).
Rnd 3: K
Rnd 4: K2tog all the way around (60 sts rem).
Rnd 5: K
Now, begin patt st.
Row 1 – 3: *(k2 p2); rep from * 15 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 times.
Work evenly in patt st for 5 inches.
Begin dec in patt (switch to multiple needles when necessary):
Rnd 1: *(Work 8 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6 times. (54 sts rem)
Rnd 2: K
Rnd 3: *(Work 7 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6 times. (48 sts rem)
Rnd 4: K
Rnd 5: *(Work 6 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6 times. (42 sts rem)
Rnd 6: K
Rnd 7: *(Work 5 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6 times. (36 sts rem)
Rnd 8: K Rnd 9: *(Work 4 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6 times. (30 sts rem)
Rnd 10: K
Rnd 11: *(Work 3 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6 times. (24 sts rem)
Rnd 12: *(Work 2 sts in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6 times. (18 sts rem)
Rnd 13: *(Work 1 st in patt, k2tog); rep from * 6 times. (12 sts rem)
Rnd 14: *(K2tog); rep from * 6 times. (6 sts rem)
Rnd 15: *(K2g); rep from * 6 times. (3 sts rem)
Transfer sts to single needle.
K 3 st I-cord until 2 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.