Otis Baby Hat by Joy Boath
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Otis Baby Hat

Knitting
January 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
45 yards (41 m)
Newborn
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This little pattern is inspired by the Milo designed by Georgie Hallam. I was looking for a little hat to compliment the vest as a part of a newborn Milo gift set, and so became the Otis Baby Hat!

The hat uses three cable panels so that no matter which way you put it on, it’s the right way around, and the cables are offset, just as the cable panel is in the Milo vest.

The decreases in the hat are designed to continue the lines of the stocking stitch panels with minimal interference of the cable pattern. The cable design used here is the very easy “Giant Cable” option from the Milo vest, but you could easily use any cable pattern that goes over 8 stitches (allowing you to substitute any of the Milo cable patterns, or your own).

The hat is designed for a newborn baby, designed to fit for the first few weeks when most purchased items are a little too loose. The doll photographed in the pattern has a 35.5cm head circumference and is slightly larger than a newborn head. This hat was also tested to fit premature babies and is too big for early bundles.

Recommended for soft wool and wool blends for stretch and elasticity.