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Easy Mosaic Baby Cap

Knitting
July 2014
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
Newborn
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This is an easy little pattern with a lot of punch! It looks more difficult than it is. If you have wanted to learn how to knit a mosaic pattern, a little cap like this is a great way to start - and there is always a baby around who needs a nice soft, warm head covering.

As written, this little cap will fit a newborn baby. If a cap is desired for a larger infant, either increase the number of stitches in increments of five and/or use a heavier weight yarn and larger needles, and knit more pattern repeats. If making this for a preemie, use fingering weight yarn and 2.75mm (for the ribbing) and 3.0mm needles for the body of the cap.

I used pink and white for the sample, but any colour combination will do - and the stitch pattern doesn’t scream “girl” or “boy”. Similarly, any soft sport-weight yarn will fit a newborn. I recommend using a machine-washable mostly wool yarn because of wool’s warmth and elasticity characteristics and because I try to avoid petroleum products as much as possible.