Simple Toddler Hat
Lenora François Stewart
François Stewart DesignsTM
The Simple Toddler Hat is a variation of the many baby hat patterns available that feature a rolled edge. This version inserts a simple decorative band to add interest.
· 50-grams worsted weight yarn such as Plymouth Encore
· Size #7 (4.5mm) Double Pointed Needles
· Stitch Markers
CO 72 stitches and divide evenly over 4 DPNs (18 stitches each needle) Work in the round.
Rows 1-8 Knit.
Row 9 K3, P3
Row 10 Knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 9 & 10 two (2) more times
Row 15 – 17 Knit
Row 18 P3, K3
Row 19 Knit all stitches
Repeat Rows 18 & 19 two (2) more times
Work even until cap measures 4 ½ inches from cast on edge.
Decrease Round (K7, K2tog, PM) 8 times
Work even until cap measures 5 ½ inches from cast on edge
Decrease Round (K to 2 stitches before marker, k2tog) repeat to beginning of round
Next Round Knit all stitches
Continue to alternate a decrease round and an knit round until eight (8) stitches remain [drop markers and needles as necessary]
Next Round (k2tog) 4 times – 4 stitches left on one needle
Work icord for 3 – 4 inches. Cast off.
Weave in ends and knot icord.