Welcome, visitors to the Little Hat Post of 2005.
I get probably half my blog hits to this page, from knittingpatterncentral, so I want to say hi to those who haven't been here before.
M asked me to make a hat for his friend's new baby, and he wanted it to look kind of 1920s. After a few false starts, I came up with this little number for Baby Lilly.
Yarn: scraps of Lamb's Pride worsted
Needles: US size 10.5 circulars and dpns. Switch to dpns whenever it becomes necessary.
Edited in 2009 to add: Use size 9 needles until you reach 56 sts and 2 rounds beyond that. This will make the hat more fitted and not so prone to slide off the baby's head.
Cast on 224, and join.
Round 1: K2tog
Round 2: k2tog
Total 56 stitches remain
Knit until hat measures about 3.25" including ruffle.
Decrease for the crown as follows:
Decrease round 1: (k2tog, k5) repeat to end.
Round 2: Knit
Round 3: (k2tog, k4) repeat to end.
Round 4: Knit
Round 5: (k2 tog, k3) repeat to end.
Round 6: Knit
Round 7: (k2tog, k2) repeat to end.
Round 8: Knit
Round 9: (k2tog, k1) repeat to end.
Round 10: Knit
Round 11: K2 tog
Thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull to close.