I have finished my second knitting project! Avery’s winter hat. It is simple and sweet!
Here’s how I made it.
Size 9 US needles
1 skein of any color baby soft yarn by Vanna White for Lion Brand (I used fuchsia and purple)
*optional contrasting color for stitching and closing of the top
large eye plastic darning/sewing needle
You will make two of these rectangles.
Cast on 36 sts (Avery is 5 months old and this fits her head perfectly)
Row 1: knit
Rows 2-42: knit
Bind off, weave in tails
Once you have both rectangles completed stitch the sides together.
I chose to do an X stitch in a contrasting color to give the hat more interest.
Once you have attached both sides, you are going to weave a double stand of yarn ( I used a 48 inch piece folded in half) around the top of the hat to close the hole.
Pull to cinch the top closed.
Tie off with a knot.
At this point I trimmed the yarn tails to a manageable length and braided them to create a tassel.
There it is a warm winter hat made by your own hands!