Speck by Kelly Brooker
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May 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
66 - 77 yards (60 - 70 m)
1 size: to fit a newbornbabe, approximately 3-4kg (7-9lb) in weight, with an head circumference of 35cm.
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

A wee speck of bright, on a solid coloured hat! Just the thing, for a wee speck of a newborn.

This free pattern is written for 10ply/Worsted weight yarn, and to fit a newborn babe, approximately 3-4kg (7-9lb) in weight, with an head circumference of 35cm.

This hat is constructed from the brim upwards, and is knit in the round. It features very basic stranded colourwork, that will work well with a solid main colour, and solid, semisolid, or variegated contrast colour.

Skills required
knitting small circumferences in the round
simple stranded colourwork
If you are not familiar with these techniques you may need to reference a knitting guide book, or view videos on the internet.

10ply/worsted weight yarn (190m/100g)
1/3 skein main colour, plus up to 5m contrast colour
Malabrigo Rios is the perfect yarn for this knit!

Need a hat bigger than this, or in a different yarn weight? Have a look at Speckles!