As usual I’ve become obsessed with a new pattern idea. After a few awful attempts I’ve put together a basic idea that is working so far.
Newborn Baby Hat Pattern
Note: This is a pattern that you can alter the look of depending on the stitch patterns you choose to use. I have shown two examples but feel free to use any ‘rib’ design or colour combination.
Materials: Less than a 50g ball of 4 ply wool, size 3.25 mm needles
Abbreviations: I’ve used commonly known abbreviations, please look online if you need to clarify.
# Cast on 100 stitches and k1, p1 rib for 4 rows.
# Choose a decorative rib pattern and work for 10 cm.
# Decrease for top: use garter stitch or stocking stitch for this part.
Row 1: k2, *k10, k2tog, to the last 2 stitches, k2.
Row 2: and all alternate rows, work with no decrease.
Row 3: k2, *k9, k2tog, to the last 2 stitches, k2.
Row 5: k2, *k8, k2tog, to the last 2 stitches, k2.
Continue following this decreasing pattern until 20 stitches remain, work the no decrease row.
Next row: k2tog to end (10 stitches)
Alt row: work with no decrease
Next row: k2tog to end (5 stitches)
Work 2 more rows on these five stitches to form a little peak, then thread yarn through a needle and draw up these five stitches and fasten off.
To make up: Stitch up the back seam, make a small tassel and secure to the peak.