Sunday, 22 September 2013

Candystripe Knitted Baby Hats

I recently had a great afternoon out - lunch in a pretty pub overlooking the river in Wareham. It was so pretty. The food was excellent, the sun shone and I had great company ...... What could be better?  Well finding a wool shop nearby of course! So I bought a ball of pretty baby yarn so that I could take part of the day home with me and make it last just a little bit longer .......

I made these pretty little baby hats

 
Candystripe Baby hat with crochet flower

Candystripe Baby hat with ribbon bow


Candystripe Baby hat with applique flower


Each hat took only 11g so I will be able to make quite a few more.
 
 
 
 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/candystripe-newborn-baby-hat

 
Basic Candystripe Baby Hat - premature baby
 
Using 3.25 mm needles cast on 57sts for a premature baby
 
Work 8 rows in K1, P1 rib
 
Change to 4mm needles and work in stocking stitch ( one row knit, one row purl ) until 8cm in length from the beginning
 
Shape Crown
Row 1:   S1, * k5, k 2 tog, repeat from * to end
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10:   Purl across row
Row 3:   S1, * k4, k2 tog, repeat from * to end
Row 5:   S1, * k3, k2 tog, repeat from * to end
Row 7:   S1, * k2, k2 tog, repeat from * to end
Row 9:   S1, * k1, k2 tog, repeat from * to end
Row 11:  S1, * k2 tog, repeat from * to end
Row 12:  S1, * p2 tog, repeat from * to end
 
Cut off yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail onto a needle and pass through remaining stitches. Pull to gather up.
Sew side seam. Weave in ends.
 
 
Basic Candystripe Baby Hat - newborn baby
 
Using 3.25 mm needles cast on 64sts for a newborn baby
 
Work 10 rows in K1, P1 rib
 
Change to 4mm needles and work in stocking stitch ( one row knit, one row purl ) until 10cm in length from the beginning
 
Shape Crown
Row 1:   S1, * k5, k 2 tog, repeat from * to end
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8 & 10:   Purl across row
Row 3:   S1, * k4, k2 tog, repeat from * to end
Row 5:   S1, * k3, k2 tog, repeat from * to end
Row 7:   S1, * k2, k2 tog, repeat from * to end
Row 9:   S1, * k1, k2 tog, repeat from * to end
Row 11:  S1, * k2 tog, repeat from * to end
Row 12:  S1, * p2 tog, repeat from * to end
 
Cut off yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail onto a needle and pass through remaining stitches. Pull to gather up.
Sew side seam. Weave in ends.
 
 

 
 
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19 comments :

  1. They are so sweet Marianna and the yarn is very pretty it makes crafting even more pleasurable when you have lovely yarn to work with. :)

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  2. That wool is very pretty and the finishing touches make the hats really special.

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  3. Lovely hats, just one ball of yarn can go a long way. I love self striping yarn, it is so effective.

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  4. It is truly a sweet yarn. I have been making some hats too...for babies and adults ;-)

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  5. How cute are they? Totally adorable and I'm sure lots of people will want them.

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  6. Beautiful! You are so very talented :) Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesday! Rhondda
    http://oombawka.blogspot.ca/2013/09/link-share-wednesday-week-9.html

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  7. Congratulations! Your project was one of the Most Clicked Projects at the Link & Share Wednesday Week 9 Link Party!!
    http://oombawka.blogspot.ca/2013/10/link-share-wednesday-week-10.html

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  8. This is exactly what I needed. Thank you. Lovely!

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  9. Lovely....so cute baby hat !....love the colors....;)

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  10. More wonderful little hats for donating.....I just love these quick and cute hats. Thanks so much for your generosity.

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  11. Adorable, and the colors are yummy! What make is the Candy Stripe yarn? I can't see it on your post. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. This yarn is mede by King Cole. It is lovely to knit with. Happy knitting.

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  13. could you please tell me how you are seaming these hats without having a bulky seam for the babies? thanks Linda

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  14. I presume this pattern is knitted in the rounds. It doesn't say in the pattern.
    Thanks Adele
    Reply please. adelechatelain72@gmail.com

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    1. It is not knit in the round if it has purl rows. That would be all knitting.

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  15. I dont know if its a typo but you this pattern wont work with 57 st. Needs to be 58 st or you will end up with a mess you have to rip out. Ribbing only works with even numbers. Also if you are knitting in the round or using dpns you. Dont alternate k1row, p1row. Straight knitting in the round creates a stockinette pattern.

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  16. I dont know if its a typo but you this pattern wont work with 57 st. Needs to be 58 st or you will end up with a mess you have to rip out. Ribbing only works with even numbers. Also if you are knitting in the round or using dpns you. Dont alternate k1row, p1row. Straight knitting in the round creates a stockinette pattern.

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  17. Hi I am what I call a basic knitter and I could be wrong on this but shouldn't the preemie pattern have an even number of stitches in order to get a ribbed border?

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