Berry Baby Hat by Michele Sabatier
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Berry Baby Hat

Knitting
January 2008
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
infant, with mods for toddler & child
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This is a very popular hat as a newborn gift, but it will serve for longer as the deep rolled bottom means the hat will stay put when stretched over a larger head.

PRICING UPDATE 8/30/15 This pattern will remain a free download through September 2015. I’m currently working on written sizing instructions, adding stitch pattern options for a variety of fruits and veggies, and some yarn options. At that time I’ll charge a fair price for the time and materials of developing the adaptations.

After over 7000 Ravelry projects completed since publishing this hat in January 2008, I’m revising the pattern August 2015 as follows.

1) Since the original publishing Ravelry has created the pattern store so it’s easier to get and you don’t need to rely on a PDF link from a hackable Wordpress blog.

2) There were some complaints from a few people that they couldn’t get the leaves to stand up and twist, so I’ve made that section clearer, and tested it with someone who had never made the hat before.

3) There’s now a chart for the leaf section including the color strand section and the decreases to form the twisted leaves. There are still written instructions as well, and I think they’re clearer.

4) General instructions for adapting for a toddler or child size are included.

5) I welcome translations (the previous pattern was translated into 5 languages) and a magic loop mod. If you’d like to share these, please message me and I’ll incorporate these into the pattern on another revise.