This adorable striped newborn hat features a ribbed edge and a cute little i-cord knot at the top. This is a great stash-busting pattern for a last minute baby shower gift because it uses so little yarn and only takes a few hours to complete.
Size US 7 DPNS or size to obtain gauge
Worsted or DK weight yarn. The sample was made with:
Color A: Karabella Yarns Aurora 8, color # 1536 (light green) 16g
Color B: Karabella Yarns Aurora 8, color # 32 (pink) 16g
15” around 5.5” long (infant size)
5 sts and 6.5 rows per inch
Check out my video tutorial and blog post explaining how to knit "jogless" 2-row stripes in the round.
CO 76 sts with color A
Switch to color B, *K2, P2, rep from * for 4 rows. Carry color A up the inside of the hat by twisting it together with color B once each time you pass it.
Work the rest of the hat in stockinette, knitting every row.
Begin stripe pattern: Knit 2 rounds in color A, then 2 rounds in Color B.
Work straight until the hat measures 4.5” (about 24 rows above ribbing)
Shape crown: *K17, K2tog, rep from *. 72 sts total.
Next row: *K7, K2tog, rep from *. 64 sts total
Next row: *K6, K2tog, rep from *. 56 sts total
Next row: *K5, K2tog, rep from *. 48 sts total
Next row: *K4, K2tog, rep from *. 40 sts total
Next row: *K3, K2tog, rep from *. 32 sts total
Next row: *K2tog, rep from *. 16 sts total
Next row: *K2tog, rep from *. 8 sts total
Next row: *K2tog, rep from *. 4 sts total
Work an I-Cord with the remaining sts for about 2.5”
Break yarn about 6 inches out and thread the end through a needle. Run the needle through the remaining sts to cinch the top together. Tie the I-Cord into a little knot and weave in the ends.
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