Puppy Hat (newborn size) by Donna Sires

Puppy Hat (newborn size)

December 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
75 - 80 yards (69 - 73 m)
Newborn to 6 months
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This Newborn Puppy hat is knitted with the Magic Loop method of knitting on 36” or longer #7 circular needles. Easy-to-follow instructions for Magic Loop are included.

Advanced-beginner skill level.
Features are knitted and sewn on after hat is completed.

Newborn to 6 months

MC: 1 skein WHITE #4 worsted weight
CC: 1 partial skein BLACK #4 worsted weight
Martha Stewart Extra Soft Wool Blend is a great yarn to use for the hat (you can get 2 newborn hats from each skein), but any soft worsted weight yarn will do.

Size 7 - 47” circular needle (I recommend the 47” Addi Lace needles, but any 36” or longer needle will work)
or size to obtain gauge
Extra size 7 needle for 3-needle bind off

5 stitches/inch in stockinette stitch worked with a circular needle

Stitch markers, tapestry needle, a little bit of polyester fiber fill stuffing for nose, two black 1/2” buttons for eyes

BO: Bind Off
CC: Contrasting Color
CO: Cast On
K: Knit
K2tog: Knit 2 together (decreasing 1 stitch)
MC: Main Color
P: Purl
SSK: Slip Slip Knit (adding 1 stitch)

TECHNIQUES (instructions included)
Magic Loop method of knitting in the round
Embroidery chain stitch
3-Needle bind off