7.08.2009

baby hat


I started this little hat last night and finished it this afternoon. It's very simple and small. The pattern I based it off of is one that my sister got on the internet somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it again, so I don't know who to give the credit to. It starts with a ch 4 joined into a ring, a ch 2 turning ch (which does not count as a st throughout the pattern), and 13 dc in the ring. There is another ch 2 turning ch, and 2 dc in ea dc around, join w/ a slp st. The next round is *1 dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from * to * around. The next row is where I changed the pattern because I was working w/ a worsted weight yarn and a size H hook rather than sport weight yarn and a size G hook like the pattern calls for. I also want it to be small enough for my newborn, who will be needing it for a few days in 2 to 3 weeks. So, the next round is *1 dc in ea of the next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc*, repeat from * to * around ending with 2 dc in last dc, join w/ a slp st, ch 2, turn. Each round after that is just 1 dc in ea dc, join the rnd w/ a slp st, with ch 2 turning chs that do not count as stitches, turn. This hat has 14 rnds total.

The yarn I used was Naturally Caron's Merino Wool blend. I bought it at Hobby Lobby. It is 75% acrylic and 25% Merino Wool. It is washable. The hat only takes a partial skein. This hat is purple with a bright green ribbon. I love the color combination, but I've always had different ideas when it comes to combining color. Yeah for me!

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