Dylan's Baby Hat by Leigh Radford
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Dylan's Baby Hat

September 2005
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch (St st) using larger circ needle or dpn
US 7 - 4.5 mm
98 yards (90 m)
14 (16, 17.75, 19.5, 21.25)" in circumference

Pattern description from Alterknits: “This basic blanket and hat set is made unique by embellishing it with fabric paint. The stamped-on polka-dot pattern shown is super-simple. You might also try stamping a favorite nursery rhyme onto the blanket lining. Once the fabric paint is heat-set, both pieces are machine-washable.

Finished Measurements:

  • 14 (16, 17.75, 19.5, 21.25)“ in circumference.
  • To fit: Newborn (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 24+ months)

Yarn: Rowan All Seasons Cotton (60% cotton, 40% acrylic; 98 yards/50 grams): 1 skein. Hat shown in #181 plum, #192 ice blue, #191 linen, #205 cheery.


  • Oneset of 5 double-pointed needles (dpn) size US 7 (4.5 mm)
  • Change needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions: Stitch marker, DecoArt SoSoft fabric paint (1 fluid ounce), Plaid (brand) Stencil “Spouncer” sponges (3/4”, 1.25”, and 1.75” - these are 3 round sponges attached to a hand-held dowel). Optional: One round Styrofoam ball for painting Hat, 1 yard 100% cotton flannel for Blanket lining.

This project has a matching blanket: see Dylan’s Baby Blanket