Sunday, June 2, 2013

New Pattern Available: Salty Pup Preemie-Child Hat

There are some things you can just count on – a black eye, a torn-out knee in his new jeans, the frog he forgot in his pocket, and eventually, having to wash his mouth out with soap.  Then there are the things you’ll never expect, like the one hat he wears until it wears out (or is lost) that you made for him.  Down-sized Salty Dog for the chip off the ole block.  Very elastic, for comfort.  Fold it, roll it, wear it slouched; a hat for every little man.

Preemie 12-14” (Newborn 14-16”, 6 Months 16-18”, 1 Year/Toddler 18-20”, Child 20-22”)

Yarn Requirements:
Approximately 170 yards of worsted weight yarn.
Shown in Cascade 220 Heathers
(220 yards, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, color: 2423 Montmartre).

Recommended Needles:
Size 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needle and a set of double pointed needles (DPNs) in the same size

22 sts = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch in the round.
Change needle size to obtain gauge.

Cable needle, tapestry needle for weaving in ends, ruler and a stitch marker.  Row counter may be helpful.

Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
K – Knit
P – Purl
C4F – slip two stitches onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit two stitches, then knit stitches from cable needle.
C3F – slip two stitches onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit one stitch, then knit stitches from cable needle.
K2TOG – Knit two together
*rep around – Repeat instructions from * to end of round.

Notes:  Hat is knit in the round, rim up.

Available via Ravelry - $3.00

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