Sunday, September 8, 2013

Simple Toddler Hat

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.

© 2008 François Stewart Designs, Lenora Francois Stewart


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