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Waffle Weave Baby Hat Pattern

Knitting
November 2010
Midnightsky Fibers Handspun
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch in Waffle Weave
US 5 - 3.75 mm
75 yards (69 m)
Baby- stretches from 12 to 16 inches around
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Simple waffle weave stitch creates a textured hat that fits closely to the head without stretching out and shows off handspun yarn nicely. The four row pattern is easy to memorize, and the hat uses just 75 yards of yarn. The decreasing at the top of the hat is designed to maintain the waffle weave stitch pattern for as long as possible without distorting the purl bump rows.

Finished Size:
Baby- 6 inches high, stretches from 12-16 inches around.

Level:
Intermediate- Need to know how to decrease and work on double pointed needles.

Materials:
-75 yards of Midnightsky Fibers Handspun or a light worsted weight yarn
-Size 5/3.75mm double pointed needles
-Tapestry needle to weave in ends

Gauge:
5 stitches/inch in waffle weave pattern.

Notes:
You can substitute a dk or light worsted weight yarn for the handspun. You can use self-striping, hand dyed, or solid- the more solid colored the yarn is, the more the waffle weave pattern will show up.

You can watch a stop motion video of how this pattern was written here.