Soothing Baby Hat by HandWorks Knitwear Designs
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Soothing Baby Hat

Knitting
October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
110 - 130 yards (101 - 119 m)
Infant (Baby)
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Soothing for baby because the super wash yarn is next-to-skin soft and keeps baby warm. Soothing for parents because the recommended yarns are washable. Soothing for the knitter because knitting is soothing.

Bottom-up construction. Slipped stitches add texture and decorative detail whether knitting with a self-striping yarn or a solid color yarn.

Two versions:
Version 1: Self-striping yarn.
Version 2: Two solid yarns; MC for body, CC used for CO edge and Slip-Stitch Pattern rows.

Measurements
Infant
Width: Brim 14 inches/35.5 cm circumference (unstretched)
Length: Cast-on edge to top of hat approx. 6 inches/15 cm
Baby
Width: Brim 15 inches/38 cm circumference (unstretched)
Length: Cast-on edge to top of hat approx. 6 inches/15 cm

Materials
Yarn
Version 1: self-striping yarn
Adriafil KnitCol (100% Superwash Wool; 137 yds/125 m per 50 g ball.) 1 Ball
Infant size sample uses Color #53 Kandinsky Phantasy (multi-color red, yellow, green, blue, orange.)

Version 2: two colors
Cascade 220 100% Superwash Wool (220 yds/ 201 m per 100 g/3.5 oz ball.) 1 ball MC, 1 ball CC.
Baby size sample uses Color #820 (Lemon) for MC and Color #905 (Celery) for CC.

Notions
Stitch marker. Yarn needle (darning needle).

Skills Required
Knit & purl. Cast on, bind off. Slipped stitches. Working in the round on circular needles. Working small circumferences in the round on DPNs, with magic loop or with two circular needles.

Pattern 4 color pages

Every effort has been made to create this knitting pattern. Prior to publication, I have the pattern reviewed by a paid professional technical editor. I then hire test knitters to knit the pattern to ensure you receive user-friendly, clearly written instructions for your knitting success. Because this is a PDF download, I cannot refund your purchase. If you have any questions, please contact me at lisa@handworksnw.com prior to purchasing this pattern.