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Knitted Baby Hat

Pattern by Fiona Duthie -Photos by Nicole Spring

Remember our Living Crafts Knitted Child’s Hat from last year?

Well, the cool weather is upon us again, and just in time, the Living Crafts Knitted Child’s Hat is now also available in sizing for babies- a quick knit and a great gift for the fall and winter babies in our lives.

Our baby hat is soft and warm, covering and protecting our littlest ones’ ears and neck from cold winds and drafts.

Materials: 1 Skein Noro Kochoran yarn, 50% Wool, 30% Angora & 20% Silk

Note –one skein will be enough to knit 2 hats. The Noro Kochoran has a beautiful angora halo when handwashed gently in a mild soap. It also felts only moderately when put through the washing machine and dryer- try going up one size and washing it for an even more warmth and softness!

Needles: size 8 (5mm) Straight and Double Pointed needle sets

Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rows equals 4 inch square

Instructions given for two sizes:  The beautiful baby is pictured here at both 3 months and 6 months, wearing the 3-6 month size.

3-6 months years, measures 14 inches at widest part of head

(6-12 months, shown in parentheses), measures 16 inches at widest part of head

Instructions:

Using straight needles, cast on 28 (32 stitches).

Knit 12 rows garter stitch (knit every row). At the end of last row, turn work and cast on 20 (22) stitches. 48 (54) stitches total.

Evenly divide stitches while transferring onto dpn’s. Turn knitting.   Place a marker to show beginning of round.

Purl one round, joining to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Knit one round.

Purl one round

Knit every round until piece measures 4 inches from hat front edge.

(6-12 month size only- K7, K2together, repeat to end. Knit 1 round)

Both sizes:

K6, K2together, repeat to end of round.  Knit one round.

Repeat these two rounds, knitting one less stitch before the K2together, in each decrease round, up to and including:

K1, K2together, repeat to end of round. Knit one round.

K2together, repeat to end of round. (6 stitches remain)

Note: for a flat topped hat- break yarn, pass yarn end through remaining stitches, pull tight and sew in end yarns.

K2together, repeat to end of round. (3 stitches remain)

Pass stitches onto 1 dpn. Knit 4 rounds I-cord. Break yarn, pass through remaining stitches and sew in end yarns.

Make two cords, each 10 inches long, either by knitting 3 stitch I-cord, braiding or fingerknitting,

Sew one end of each cord to corner of ear cover to make the underchin tie.

Sew in all end yarns, and wrap your baby (or someone else’s!)  in some woolly love!

Fiona Duthie

Fiona Duthie is a regular contributor to Living Crafts.

In her studio on Salt Spring Island, BC, she creates in a bountiful beauty of color, wool, and texture, inspired by the natural world. Fiona designs fine feltwork, felting and knitting patterns, gives workshops in natural craft, and runs her hand dyed, artisan fibre company, Kattikloo. You can read more about her fibers, projects and creative living at www.kattikloo.com and on Facebook.

Posted by Fiona Duthie on Sep 19, 2011 01:33 PM | 34 Comments

Knitting Woman

This is a wonderful picture of leisurely knitting in the summer time, up upon a tree!

Posted by Living Crafts on May 11, 2011 04:31 AM | 5 Comments

Cross Stitch Double Decker Bus

Check out this Cross stitch double decker bus.

Posted by Living Crafts on Feb 1, 2011 12:26 AM | 2 Comments

Knitted Doll Blanket

by Fiona Duthie  - photos by Nicole Spring

Easy knitting and luxurious yarns make this an excellent last minute project.  Knit in simple garter and stocking stitch, or use a mohair yarn and knit in garter stitch alone.  This is a blanket that will make any doll cozy and comfortable, the doll’s caregiver feel nurturing and nurtured through the tactile warmth, and the maker happy to knit with such lovely materials!

Dolls Blanket

Materials:

  • 1 skein Noro Kochoran yarn, Colorway No.53
  • size 8 (5mm) straight needles
  • yarn needle for sewing in ends

Finished size: 15″ (38cm) x 18″ (46cm)

Instructions:

Cast on 58 stitches.

Knit 8 rows garter stitch (knit every row).

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: K4, P50, K4

Repeat rows 9 and 10 until piece measures 16″ from the cast on edge.

Knit 8 rows garter stitch.

Cast off and sew in yarn ends.

Dolls Blankey

Posted by Living Crafts on Dec 12, 2010 08:08 AM | 12 Comments

Knitted Child’s Hat

by Fiona Duthie – photos by Nicole Spring

After knitting the doll’s blanket and working with this yarn, I simply could not help but design a hat that would allow a child to have constant contact with this lovely yarn! One skein is enough to knit two hats, and due to the variations in Noro’s colored striping, each hat will be completely different!

Child's Knitted Hat

Materials

1 skein Noro Kochoran yarn, Colorway No.53

size 8 (5mm) straight and double pointed needle sets

Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rows equals 4″ square Note: You may need to take back your gauge square in order to have enough yarn to finish two hats from one skein of yarn.

Instructions given for two sizes: 1-3 years, measures 17″ at widest part of head (4-6 years, shown in parentheses), measures 19″ at widest part of head

Child's Knitted Hat

Instructions

Using straight needles, cast on 36 (40 stitches).

Knit 16 rows garter stitch (knit every row).

At the end of last row, cast on 24 (26) stitches.

Evenly divide stitches while transferring onto dpn’s.

Turn knitting.

Place a marker to show beginning of round.

Purl one round, joining to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Knit one round.

Purl one round.

Knit every round until piece measures 4″ from hat front edge.

Child's Knitted Hat

Child's Hat

(Large size only: K9, K2together, repeat to end. Knit 1 round)

Both sizes:

K8, K2 together, repeat to end of round.

Knit one round.

K7, K2 together, repeat to end of round.

Knit one round.

K6, K2 together, repeat to end of round.

Knit one round.

Repeat these two rounds, knitting one less stitch before the K2 together, in each decrease round, up to and including: K1, K2 together, repeat to end of round.

Knit one round.

K2 together, repeat to end of round. (6 stitches remain)

Note: for a flat topped hat: break yarn, pass yarn end through remaining stitches, pull tight and sew in end yarns.

K2together, repeat to end of round. (3 stitches remain)

Pass stitches onto 1 dpn.

Knit 4 rounds I-cord.

Break yarn, pass through remaining stitches, and sew in end yarns.

Make two cords, each 12″ long, either by knitting 3 stitch I-cord, braiding, or fingerknitting.

Sew one end of each cord to corner of ear cover to make the under-chin tie.

Sew in all end yarns.

Child's Hat

Posted by Living Crafts on Dec 12, 2010 08:07 AM | 18 Comments























  




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