Crystal Palace Yarns - FREE PATTERN - Knit
Level: Easy (working in the round, 3-needle bind-off)
Size: ~17" circumference, to fit ages 3-6 yrs.
Gauge: 5 sts=1"
Abbreviations: BO- bind off; CO- cast on; dpn- double-pointed needles; k- knit; rnd- round; st(s)- stitch(es)
With MC and circular needles, CO 84 sts. Join and begin working in the rnd, being careful not to twist. Knit 12 rnds for cuff.
Change to CC. Knit 2 rnds.
Change to MC. Knit 2 rnds.
Repeat these 4 rnds 11 more times. (Piece should measure ~9" with cuff unrolled.)
3-Needle Bind Off:
Hold hat flat so that both tips of circular needle are at the right-hand side of work.
With a single-pointed or double-pointed needle - this will now be your working needle - insert into first st on front needle tip, then insert into first st on back of needle tip and knit both sts tog.
*Insert needle into next st on front tip, then into next st on back tip. Knit these 2 sts tog. Slip first st on working needle st over second st. (1 st bound off)
Repeat from * until 1 st remains.. Draw yarn through this last st with sewing needle and fasten off.
Pom-Pom (make 2):
With CC, wrap yarn 50-60 times around 4 fingers. Tie tightly in the center. Cut apart loops and trip. Sew a pom-pom on each corner of hat.
Weave in all ends.