Tidbit by Kelly van Niekerk


by Kelly van Niekerk
August 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
44 - 66 yards (40 - 60 m)
1 size: to fit a newbornbabe, approximately 3-4kg (7-9lb) in weight, with an head circumference of 35cm
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

After knitting a large project, you may be left with a tidbit; a delicious wee morsel that needs savouring! Combine 2 of these little treats to create a cute wee hat for a newborn babe.

This free pattern is written for 8ply/DK weight yarn, and to fit a newborn, approximately 3-4kg (7-9lb) in weight, with an head circumference of 35cm.

This close fit beanie is constructed from the brim upwards, and is knit in the round. It features a very basic slipped stitch transition between two contrasting colours of yarn. The crown of the hat is worked with very rapid decreases, and therefore has a non traditional crown.

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

8ply/dk weight yarn (200-250m/100g)
0.15 skein colour 1, plus 0.15 skein colour 2

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