Tuesday 30 January 2024

Garter Stitch Hats with Ears

 

Garter Stitch Hat with Ears



Garter Stitch Ears



Garter Stitch Hat with Ears        Small Premature                              

6½ “ circumference,  3″ high

 

Instructions:

Using 4mm needles & DK yarn, cast on 35sts

Work 8 rows in rib, increasing one stitch at the end of the last row  (36sts)

Knit 14 rows (or until hat measures around 2½” from the cast on)

 

Shape Top ~

Next Row:     *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                         (29sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                          (22sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                         (15sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     * K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                              (8sts)                              

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and weave in ends.

 

Small Ears  ~  Make 2 the same

Cast on 4sts

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: Kfb, k1, kfb, k1                                   6sts

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: Kfb, k3, kfb, k1                                   8sts

Row 5: Knit

Row 6: Kfb, k5, kfb, k1                                   10sts

Row 7: Knit

Row 8: Kfb, k7, kfb, k1                                   12sts

Row 9: Knit

Row 10: (K2tog) 6 times                                  6sts

Cut the yarn, leaving a tail

Thread the tail onto a yarn needle, and pass it through the remaining loops

Pull together to gather up

Make a second ear

Use the tail to attach each ear to your hat

Darn away ends

Garter Stitch Hat with Ears


Garter Stitch Hat with Ears              Medium Premature                    

8½ - 9″ circumference, 4 high         

 

Instructions:

Using 4mm needles & DK yarn, cast on 45sts

Work 8 rows in rib, increasing one stitch at the end of the last row (46sts)

Knit 24 rows (or until hat measures around 3½” from the cast on)

 

Shape Top ~

Next Row:     *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (37sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (28sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (19sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:    * K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                           (10sts)

Next Row:    * K2tog, repeat to end                                                                (5sts)

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and weave in ends.

 

Medium Ears  ~  Make 2 the same

Cast on 4sts

Work exactly as Small Ears until Row 9 has been worked

Row 10:  Kfb, k9, kfb, k1                                14sts

Row 11:   Knit

Row 12:   (K2tog) 7 times                                7sts

Cut the yarn, leaving a tail

Thread the tail onto a yarn needle, and pass it through the remaining loops

Pull together to gather up

Make a second ear

Use the tail to attach each ear to your hat

Darn away ends

 

 

Garter Stitch Hat with Ears              Large  Premature                    

10 – 10½ ″ circumference, 5″ high   

 

Instructions:

Using 4mm needles & DK yarn, cast on 55sts

Work 10 rows in rib, increasing one stitch at the end of the last row (56sts)

Knit 34 rows (or until hat measures around 4½” from the cast on)

 

Shape Top ~

Next Row:     *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (45sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (34sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (23sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     * K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                          (12sts)

Next Row:     Knit                            

Next Row:     * K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                           (6sts)

 

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and weave in ends.

 

Large Ears     ~  Make 2 the same

Cast on 4sts

Work exactly as Small Ears until Row 9 has been worked

Row 10:  Kfb, k9, kfb, k1                                14sts

Row 11:  Knit

Row 12:  Kfb, k11, kfb, k1                               16sts

Row 13:  Knit

Row 14:  (K2tog) 8 times                                 8sts

Cut the yarn, leaving a tail

Thread the tail onto a yarn needle, and pass it through the remaining loops

Pull together to gather up

Make a second ear

Use the tail to attach each ear to your hat

Darn away ends

 

Garter Stitch Hat with Ears               Newborn Baby Hat                              

11 - 11½ ″ circumference, 5½″ high   

 

Instructions:

Using 4mm needles & DK yarn, cast on 61sts

Work 10 rows in rib

Knit 42 rows (or until hat measures around 5” from the cast on)

 

Shape Top ~

Next Row:     *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (51sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (41sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     *K2, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (31sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                     (21sts)

Next Row:     Knit

Next Row:     * K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                          (11sts)

Next Row:     Knit                            

Next Row:     * K2tog, repeat from * to last st, k1                                           (6sts)

 

Cut the yarn leaving a ‘tail’.

With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops and secure

Sew up side seam and weave in ends.

 

Ears   ~  Make 2 the same

Cast on 4sts

Work exactly as Small Ears until Row 9 has been worked

Row 10:  Kfb, k9, kfb, k1                                14sts

Row 11:  Knit

Row 12:  Kfb, k11, kfb, k1                               16sts

Row 13:  Knit

Row 14:  Kfb, k13, kfb, k1                              18sts

Row 15:  Knit

Row 16:  (K2tog) 9 times                                 9sts

Cut the yarn, leaving a tail

Thread the tail onto a yarn needle, and pass it through the remaining loops

Pull together to gather up

Make a second ear

Use the tail to attach each ear to your hat

Darn away ends

 

 

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