Friday, July 30, 2010

Rippled Baby Hat (and blanket)

As of February 8th, 2011, you can now view and download the pattern from google. Click here for the pattern.

I recently finished the Rippled Baby Blanket and decided it was so wonderful that it needed a hat to match.

I didn't have internet access or any hat patterns printed out. So I was left to my own devices. I jotted down some notes and dove in. It turned out cute, but not nearly as cute as I had intended. ha!

So in case you are wondering, here is the pattern for the Rippled Baby Hat:

k: knit
p: purl
m1: Make one away. Increases one stitch. has a great video on how to do this in case you're wondering.
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together as one. Decreases one stitch.
MC: main color
CC: coordinating color
*: repeat from * to end
st(s): stitch(es)
kfb: knit into front of the stitch and into the back, creating 1 new stitch
ssk: slip 2 knit wise, return to left needle, then knit the 2 slipped stitches together

Using main color cast on 8. (I suggest using Emily Ocker's Circular Cast-On)

You will be switching colors on every odd (knit) row. You can carry the yarn up on the inside.

Row 1: knit
Row 2: *k1, m1 (16 sts)
Row 3: (cc) knit
Row 4: *p1, m1, p1 (24 sts)
Row 5: (mc) knit
Row 6: *p1, m1, p2 (32 sts)
Row 7: (cc) knit
Row 8: *k1, m1, k3 (40 sts)
Row 9: (mc) knit
Row 10: *p1, m1, p4 (48 sts)
Row 11: (cc) knit
Row 12: *p1, m1, p5 (56 sts)
Row 13: (mc) knit
Row 14: *k1, m1, k6 (64 sts)
Row 15: (cc) k1, m1, k63 (65 sts)
Row 16: purl
Row 17: (mc) knit
Row 18: purl
Row 19: (cc) *k2tog twice, k1, (m1, k1) 4 times, k2tog twice (worked over 13 sts)
Row 20: knit

Then work pattern as follows 3-4 times (3x will give you a hat about 5.5 inches long):

Row 1: knit
Row 2: purl
Row 3: knit
Row 4: purl
Row 5: *k2tog twice, k1, (m1, k1) 4 times, k2tog twice
Row 6: knit

Bind off with Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind Off

For the flower petal (make 5):

Cast on 5.
Row 1: knit
Row 2: kfb, k2, kfb, k1 (7 sts)
Row 3: kfb, k4, kfb, k1 (9 sts)
Row 4-6: knit
Row 7: ssk, k to last 2, k2tog (7 sts)
Row 8: knit
Row 9: ssk, k to last 2, k2tog (5 sts)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: k1, slip 2 as to knit, k1, pass 2 slipped stitches over, k1 (3 sts)
Bind off.

Flower center: Cast on 20, bind off. Roll into circle.

Then you just need to arrange the petals the way you like them and attach them to the hat however you prefer. And then once the petals are on there, roll the flower center into a circle and attach that. =)

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