Monday, May 14, 2012

Baby Madison Hat

Baby Madison Hat

1 skein Baby Marble (James C. Brett yarn) (100% acrylic)
Size 5 (4mm) 16” circular needle
Size 5 (4mm) double pointed needles
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Gauge: 2” = 12 stitches (6 twisted ribs)

Cast on 84 stitches. Join being careful not to twist the stitches.
Every row: K1 in twisted stitch, P1. Continue knitting in the round until piece measures 1½”.
Twisted Knit: Knit into the back of the loop.

Row 1 and 2: Knit around.
Row 3: *KF&B, K12, KF&B* six times. (96 stitches)  I often put a marker between the six repeats.

Row 4: Knit around.
Row 5: *KF&B, K14, KF&B* six times. (108 stitches)

Row 6: Knit around.

Continue knitting on the 108 stitches for 2 inches.

Row 3: *K2tog, K 14, SSK* six times.
Row 4: Knit around.
Row 5: *K2tog, K 12, SSK* six times.
Row 6: Knit around.
Row 7: *K2tog, K 10, SSK* six times.
Row 8: Knit around.
Row 9: *K2tog, K 8, SSK* six times.
Row 10: Knit around.
Row 11: *K2tog, K 6, SSK* six times.
Row 12: Knit around.
Row 13: *K2tog, K 4, SSK* six times.
Row 14: Knit around.
Row 15: *K2tog, K 2, SSK* six times.
Row 16: Knit around.
Row 17: *K2tog, SSK* six times.
Row 18: Knit around.
Row 17: *SSK* six times.
Row 18: Knit around.

Cut yarn, leaving an 8” tail. Cut yarn, thread through the remaining stitches and secure tightly.  Weave in ends. Add a pom pom!

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