Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Knitting for Babies

Is so fun! 

Tiny knit items are so sweet.

But when put on babies the cuteness factor takes an exponential leap.

Of course we think this little model is absolutely adorable with or without a hat. 

As a matter of fact, we do believe he is The Cutest Baby Ever.

Top Knot Baby Hat

Worsted weight yarn (½ skein for most sizes)
#6 or #7 double point needles, or needle to obtain gauge of 5.5 stitches/inch
Row marker
Wool needle

  1. Cast on 77 stitches
  2. Knit for 4 (newborn)  to 5 (for bigger sizes) inches, begin decreases as follows
  3. K9, K2tog (7 times), then
  4. K8, K2tog (7 times), then
  5. K7, K2tog (7 times) and so on until 7 stitches remain.
  6. Knit these 7 stitches around until needed length for tying top knot is reached.
  7. Cut yarn leaving tail of several inches, use tail to pull remaining stitches together, weave in end of yarn.
  8. Tie knot.

For larger or smaller hats increase or decrease the number of cast-on stitches in multiples of 7 (63, 70, 77, 84, etc.) Then when you get to the first decrease row add or subtract 1 stitch to the first number on line 3 for each 7 stitches.

63 stitches cast on starts decrease with K7, K2tog (This is a tiny newborn size.)
70 stitches cast on starts decrease with K8, K2tog
77 stitches cast on starts decrease with K9, K2tog
84 stitches cast on starts decrease with K10, K2tog


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Charlotte said...

He is a doll baby!

Laural said...

Sweet! Baby knitting is the best. And what an expressive face!

wynne said...

I'm just starting a baby hat, inspired by your adorable little model. What fun you're having! 💟

Honeybee said...

......and then they learn to pull off every cute hat you put on them!!! Your grandma loves you, C, so keep it on for her!!