Revised Baby Hat Pattern

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This is my version of the 1898 Hat (original pattern for an adult size hat can be found on Ravelry). I used sock yarn and US 2 needles (one set of double point needles). So here goes:

Hat Band

Cast on 12 stitches. *Slip the first stitch of every row purl wise with yarn in front*

Row 1: knit 16 rows (you will have 16 rows or 8 garter ridges)

*Increase as follows for ear flap:

Row 1: K to last 2 stitches, kfb (knit front and back), K1

Row 2: Knit.

Repeat rows 1&2 until you have 20 stitches on your needle.

Knit 6 rows even (3 garter ridges)

Decrease as follows:

Row 1: Knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog (knit 2 together), K1

Row 2: Knit

Repeat decrease rows 1&2 until you have 12 stitches on your needles.*

Knit 44 rows (22 garter ridges)

Repeat increases/decreases from * to * for second ear flap

Knit 16 rows (8 garter ridges)

Your hat band should be about 13″ long. Cut yarn and graft or seam ends together.

Hat Crown:

Pick up and knit 77 stitches around top of hat brim. Continue knitting in the round for 1 1/2 to 2 inches.

Decrease as follows:

*K9, k2tog* around. Knit 2 rounds. *K8, k2tog* around. Knit 2 rounds. *K7, k2tog* around. Knit 1 round. *k6, k2tog* around. Knit 1 round. *K5, k2tog* around. Knit 1 round. *K4, k2tog* around. Knit 1 round. *K3, k2tog* around. Knit 1 round. *K2, k2tog* around. Knit 1 round. *K1, k2tog* around. Knit 1 round. *K2tog* around.

You should have 7 stitches left on your needles. Cut yarn and, using tapestry needle, thread yarn through these stitches. Pull stitches snug and weave in end.

Note: try decreasing the last 7 stitches to 4 stitches and knit about 2″ of Icord. Use to make a loop on the top of your hat (see photo).

*This pattern is for personal use, please do not sell the pattern. Thank you.

 

 

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