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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.

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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.

Method:

# 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.

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It looked like a good idea at the time but now I’m not so sure! At the moment it looks like something that would dress the chicken before it goes in the oven not a newborn. Lucky sister getting this one!

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Making a three tier cup cake birthday cake seemed the best way of making a joint birthday cake for three family members celebrating their birthday together. The three year old chose a train cake, while the ladies turning 30 and 60 years got fondant toppers for each cupcake that meant something to them.

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