January 17, 2011

SmoothFox's Got Milk? Baby Knit Hat - Free Pattern

THIS ENTIRE PATTERN HAS BEEN REWRITTEN TO INCLUDE TWO DIFFERENT CHARTS.  THERE IS NOW A PATTERN FOR PREEMIE'S, NEWBORNS AND TODDLERS.  PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO GET A FRESH COPY.






SmoothFox’s Got Milk? Knit Hat

Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox ©2011 Version 2.0

SUGGESTED YARN

Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!” 4 ply Medium Worsted
Preemie, Newborn Hat - Color A: Soft Green   
Preemie, Newborn Hat - Color B: Ivory
Toddler Hat - Color A: Ivory
Toddler Hat - Color B: Light Taupe

NEEDLE SIZE
Preemie: US 6 - 4.0 mm 16” circular, 1 set of double-pointed needles US 6 4.0 mm
Newborn to 12 months, Toddler: US 8 - 5.0 mm 16” circular needle, 1 set of double-pointed needles, size US 8 – 5.0 mm

Gauge:
Preemie: 6 sts and 8 rounds to an inch
Newborn / Toddler: 4 stitches and 6 rounds to an inch

Notions: Stitch markers, Yarn Needle

SIZING
Preemie (5 ½ - 6 lbs) – Circumference 12”, Hat height 5”
Newborn – 6 Months – Circumference 14”, Hat height 6”
Toddler - Circumference 18", Hat height = 8”

SPECIAL STITCHES
For color stranding longer than 3 sts, please familiarize yourself with this video to avoid holes in your project. This is not my video. Here is a YouTube video with the instructions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B33SUeSwubE&feature=related

RELATED WEBSITES
Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/smoothfox-crochet-designs
Etsy: http://smoothfox.etsy.com/
Crochet & Knit related gifts: http://zazzle.com/smoothfox*
Blog: http://smoothfoxlover.blogspot.com/

If you want a .pdf copy of this pattern (Charts included) or if you make this item – please click on this link and add your own pictures as a project on Ravelry. Just click on the crochet hook with the words “Hook It” if this is a crochet pattern or if it is a knit pattern click on the words “Cast On” near the top right side and this will add your item as a project. Then you can add the pictures when you have completed your project.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-smoothfoxs-got-milk-knit-pattern

I wish to give a special thank you to Jennifer Stover for all of her knitting insight, suggestions and beautiful pictures. She helped me so very much and I appreciated her help more than she knew. She is one special lady!

These patterns have been tested. Please notify me of any pattern corrections. I will answer any and all questions you may have with the instructions. Do not plagiarize this pattern. All patterns are my original designs. Please do not re-sell, give away or post my patterns on the internet. You may sell items you make from my patterns at craft fairs, fund raisers or custom orders for friends and family but please do not sell finished items on the internet without my written permission. Do not claim designs as your own.

These patterns are copyrighted by me and I give my permission for you to post pictures of items made from my pattern on your website if you will post a link back to my Ravelry store if the pattern is for sale. If the pattern is free, please direct people to my Blog: http://smoothfoxlover.blogspot.com/  Be sure to list the name SmoothFox as the designer.

Preemie and Newborn Got Milk? Hat

Cast on 60 sts (US 6 - 4.0 mm for Preemie and US 8 - 5.0 mm for Newborn) using color A on circular needle, place marker to mark beginning of round, join stitches.

Rounds 1 thru 6: * K2, P2, repeat for ribbing *
Rounds 7 thru 11: Knit
Begin chart:

Round 26: Knit
Repeat Round 26 until hat is 5” (preemie), 6” (newborn) from cuff (est. 6-8 more rows)

DECREASE ROUNDS - Use color A for all decrease rounds and change to dpn’s when sts get tight to knit.

Round 1: * K4, K2tog, repeat from * (50 sts)
Round 2 and all even rows: Knit
Round 3: * K3, K2tog, repeat from * (40 sts)
Round 5: * K2, K2tog, repeat from * (30 sts)
Round 7: * K1, K2tog, repeat from * (20 sts)
Round 9: * K2tog, repeat * (10 sts)
Round 11: * K2tog, repeat * (5 sts)

Cut yarn leaving an 8" tail. Using yarn needle, run yarn through remaining stitches. Weave in ends and cut tails.

Toddler Got Milk? Hat

Cast on 72 sts using color A on circular needle, place marker to mark beginning of round, join stitches.

Rounds 1 thru 5: *K2, P2 * repeat for ribbing.
Rounds 6 thru 7: Knit
Begin Chart:

Round 30: (color A) Knit
Repeat Round 30 until hat measures 6”

DECREASE ROUNDS - Use color A for all decrease rounds and change to dpn’s when sts get tight to knit.

Round 1: * K7, K2tog repeat from * (64 sts)
Round 2 and all even Rounds: Knit
Round 3: * K6, K2tog repeat from * (56 sts)
Round 5: * K5, K2tog repeat from * (48 sts)
Round 7: * K4, K2tog, repeat from * (40 sts)
Round 9: * K3, K2tog, repeat from * (32 sts)
Round 11: * K2, K2tog, repeat from * (24 sts)
Round 13: * K1, K2tog, repeat from * (16 sts)
Round 15: * K2tog, repeat from * (8 sts)
Round 17: * K2tog, repeat from * (4 sts)
Cut yarn leaving a 8" tail. Using yarn needle, run yarn through remaining stitches and fasten. Weave in ends and cut tails.

1 comment:

donna said...

How cute is this hat... Co cute donna . Good job.
I think I may try this one out.

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