0-6 months 4ply Teddy Bear Hat by Andi Bone

0-6 months 4ply Teddy Bear Hat

Knitting
January 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
164 - 230 yards (150 - 210 m)
0-6 months
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This pattern is to knit a small beanie hat with cute little ears. It’s worked in the round creating a seamless bonnet much more comfortable for the baby. The ears are worked flat. The whole thing knits up fairly quickly and the accodrian stitch adds texture.

Mine is made in sock wool, not the softest thing round, but the colours were amazing. You can use any 4ply wool, and tension is not massively important as the hat will have a decent amount of stretch. It will be big for most newborns. I found this fitted best at 3-4 months of age.

You will need around 1/2 a ball of a 4ply yarn, and a set of 3.25mm double pointed needles. As well as a needle to sew in our ends and sew on the ears.

  1. Using the needles cast on 89 stitches. Join and work six rounds in garter stitch.

  2. Work six rounds in stocking stitch.

  3. Continue in this garter/stocking stitch pattern until the hat measures around 10 cm from base.

Shaping repeat brackets until end of round. Keep in the pattern too.

  1. Work 1. work 2 together, work 9 81 stitches (by work I mean either knit or purl)

  2. Work each alternate round without shaping.

  3. Work 1. Work 2 together, work 8 73 stitches

  4. Work 1. Work 2 together, work 7 65 stitches

  5. Work 1. Work 2 together, work 6 57 stitches

  6. Work 1. Work 2 together, work 5 49 stitches

  7. Work 1. Work 2 together, work 4 41 stitches

11.Work 1. Work 2 together, work 3 33 stitches

  1. Work 1. Work 2 together, work 2 25 stitches

  2. Work 1. Work 2 together, work 1 17 stitches

  3. Work 1. Work 2 together.9 stitches

  4. Work 1. Work 2 together 5 stitches.

  5. Cut yarn and bring through remaining stitches to cast off.

Ears

(make two, worked flat in garter stitch)

  1. Cast on 15 stitches.
  2. Knit 12 rows.
  3. Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit to last 3 stitches. Knit 2 together, knit 1. 13 stitches.
  4. Knit.
  5. Repeat last two rows. 11 stitches.
  6. Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit to last 3 stitches. Knit 2 together, knit 1. 9 stitches.
  7. Repeat twice. 5 stitches.
  8. Cast off knit ways.

Finishing

Darn in ends of ears and sew on to the top of the hat. To get the hat nice and symmetrical I recommend pinning it out and covering with a damp cloth until it’s dry, then sewing it all up.