Knitted Toddler Hat (sizing 1-3 yrs)

 

 

The last couple of days have been quite busy.  Thursday night was grocery shopping…had  to get the rest of the food I needed for my 2 week challenge.  Dinner that night was sandwiches.  Last night I had a much-needed girl’s night out with my sister, sister-in-law and a couple of friends.  Sushi and a movie, what could be more fun with a crazy group of girls?  Despite all I had to do, I still found time to finish Avery’s winter hat.  Now, this hat is too big for this winter but will be perfect for next winter.  I wanted to try my hand at circular needles and I must say it was a good time.  I like that it was a quick knit.  I got my pattern from Fiber Flux.  I still have to add the flower but need to pick up the needles.  Do I foresee a trip to Joann Fabrics in my future?  I think so!  If you would like to make a toddler winter hat…

Here’s what you need…

US8 16″ circular needles

1 ball of medium weight (4) yarn, your choice of color; you will also need a coordinating color for the flower

stitch markers (I just used the tail but the markers would be helpful)

tapestry needle

Here’s what you do…

K= knit

P=purl

K2tog= knit 2 stitches together

st st= stockinette stitch

CO= cast on

BO= bind off

CO 72 sts

Place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist (that is a nightmare!)

Work 6 rounds of K2, P2 (this creates a beautiful ribbing pattern)

Work in st st (knitting each round) until the hat measures 6.5″ from the CO edge

Decrease:

Row 1: K2, K2tog around

Row 2: K

Row 3: K1, K2tog around

Row 4: K

Row 5: K2tog around

Using the needle, break yarn leaving a long tail.  Thread through the remaining stitches and pull tightly.  Weave in ends.

For the Flower…

CO 10 sts with US10.5 straight needles

Row 1: KFB each st to the end of the row (20 sts)

Row 2: Purl

Row 3: KFB each st to the end of row (40 sts)

Row 4: Purl

Row 5: KFB each st to end of row (80 sts)

Row 6: Purl

Row 7: KFB each st to end of row (160 sts)

BO all sts

*KFB: Knit front and back of each stitch

Go and Create!

Rachel

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