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Saturday, June 9, 2012

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Mock Cable Rib Stitch Newborn Baby Hat Pattern


This is my first original baby hat pattern. The stitch I used is a mock cable stitch. It consists of simple knit and purl stitches, so I would rate this as an "easy" hat.

PATTERN IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT REPRODUCE, SELL, OR OTHERWISE USE THIS PATTERN FOR PROFIT. YOU ARE FREE TO MAKE AS MANY HATS AS YOU WISH FOR PERSONAL USE, OR FOR CHARITY.

This was knitted on US 5 needles using sport weight yarn.

How to Make the Hat

Stitch Pattern



On a multiple of 4 stitches plus 2:

  • Row 1: *Purl 2, knit 2* Repeat till end.
  • Row 2:* Knit 2, purl 2* Till end.
  • Row 3: *Purl 2, skip the next stitch and knit into the back of the next stitch, then knit into the front of the skipped stitch* Repeat till end.
  • Row 4: *Knit 2, purl 2* to end.

These 4 rows form the pattern.

Now that you have familiarized yourself with the pattern stitch, it's time to get started on the actual hat. Here's the pattern for the hat:

  • Step 1: Cast on 66 stitches.
  • Step 2: Knit in pattern until work measures 5 inches, or desired length.
  • Step 3: Start decreasing:p2tog,k2tog till end. Continue decreasing for about 3 rows, or until you have about 8 stitches remaining on your needles. (There may be some rows where you have to k3tog or p3tog).
  • Step 4: When you reach about 8-10 stitches left on your needle, cut the yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing up. Put the end of the yarn onto a yarn needle, and pass it through the remaining stitches on the needle. Slip these stitches off the needle, and cinch tight. Use the long tail to sew up the side seam.
  • Step 5: Weave in all ends.

Optional

You can add other embellishments to the top of the hat, like an i-cord, or a pom pom. I chose to leave mine as is, because I feel the mock cable stitch is pretty enough on it's own. However, feel free to jazz it up however you like.

Knitting/Crochet Projects in Progress

  • Snood for my sister
  • Triangle shawl
  • Purse with wooden handles


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