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free knit child hat pattern


Above hat being worn.
Below hat laid flat to see mini-cables.


 

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Puffin Baby - Child's Hat

Designed & Knit by Laura Andersson,
CPY "Sock Guru" and Sirius Knitting Publications


Inspiration: The stitch definition and hand with this yarn is wonderful. The cables at the top look equally nice from the inside, so you could reverse the stitch motif.

Materials:
2 - 50 gr balls Puffin, shown here in #0202 dotty blues
Infant - Toddler sizes: 1 - 1.5 balls
Needles: Crystal Palace 16" circular needle & Double Point (dpn) set in size US 6 (4.25 mm), or size required for gauge.

Gauge: 5 sts per inch (20sts/10 cm) over St st.
Size: Child’s small

Abbreviations:
CO- cast on; K- Knit; k2T - (twist st) K2 together, but do not move the st to right needle; instead k1 into first st and move the two st over; k2tog - knit 2 sts together; P- Purl; rep - repeat;
SL 1-Slip one St from left needle to right needle; St st - stockinette stitch;
rnd(s) - round(s); st(s)- stitch(es); tog - together

Instructions
Using circular needle, CO 84 sts. Do not join into rnd.
P1 row; join being careful not to twist. Place marker.
K brim; K for 5 rows, which will form a tightly curled edge.
P3 rnds.
Begin Staggered Rib
Staggered Rib Hat Body
7 rnds: K2, P2 around. Rep for 6 rnds. P1 rnd.
7 rnds: P2, K2 around. Rep for 6 rnds. P 1 rnd.
7 rnds: K2, P2 around. Rep for 6 rnds. P 1 rnd.

Hat Choices: At this point, the hat is ~ 3 in. from rolled up edge. If a longer/taller hat is desired, work 1 or 2 more sequences of the staggered rib, remembering the P rnd separator.
If the hat shape suits you, P1 rnd.
K rnds for 1 inch [6-7 rnds]. Begin hat shaping.

Crown Decrease pattern:
Mini Cable pattern:
Rnd 1: *[(P1, K2T, P1), K8] , and repeat from * around.
Rnd 2: *[(P1, K2, P1) k8] and repeat from * around.
Abbreviation: K2T: K2 together, but do not move the st to right needle; instead k1 into first st and move the two st over. This is twist st.
K2 rnds of the mini-cable pattern.

Decreases 1: *[(p1, k2T, p1) k2tog, k6)], rep from * around.
You will work 3 rnds with no decs, thusly
Rnd a): Work 1 rnd *[(p1, k2, p1), k7], and K from * around.
Rnd b): Work 1 rnd *[(p1, k2t, p1, k7], and K from * around.
Rnd c): Rep Rnd a)
[That is: Work decs in rnd 1, then work 3 rows without any decs, remembering to retain the K2T mini-cable every other rnd.]

Decreases 2: *[(p1, k2T, p1), k2tog, k5), K from * around.
Work 3 rnds no decs, thusly:
Rnd a):  Work 1 rnd *[(p1, k2, p1), k6], and K from * around.
Rnd b): Work 1 rnd *[(p1, k2t, p1, k6], and K from * around.
Rnd c): Work as for Rnd a) above.

Decreases 3: *[(p1, k2t, p1), k2tog, k4], K from * around.
Work 2 rnds with no decs, alternating first the "k2-st" and 2nd the "k2T-st" to keep mini-cable going.

Decreases 4: *[(p1, k2t, p1), k2tog, k3], K from * around.
Work 2 rnds with no decs, alternating first the "k2-st" and 2nd the "k2T-st" to keep -cable going.

Decreases 5: *[(p1, k2t, p1), k2tog, k2], K from * around.
Work 2 rnds with no decs, alternating first the "k2-st" and 2nd the "k2T-st"to keep -cable going.

Decreases 6: *[(p1, k2t, p1), k2tog, k1], K from * around.
Work 1 rnds with no decs, with k2 instead of k2T.

Decreases 7: *[(p1, k2t, p1), k2tog], K from * around.
Work 1 rnd with no decs, with k2 instead of k2T.

Final decrease rnds: At this point switch to the dpns.
Rnd a) p1 *(k2t, p2tog), K from *around.
Rnd b) *(p1, k2tog), around.
Rnd c) k2tog around; repeat this rnd until only about 8 sts remain.

Finishing:
Cut yarn, leave an ~6 in. end. Using a crochet hook, pull yarn through st farthest from "working" st, and drop from needle; repeat. Pull snugly, use crochet hook to bring end to inside. Fasten cut end firmly going diagonally up and down through several sts and cut. Work in end from CO.

 

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