Archive for Baby Hat

Child’s Ribbed Hat Any Machine


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It was a rainy cold day yesterday and I had an area in my knitting room to clean up. I came across this little hat in an “In Knitters” book, Volume 5 No. 19,  that I picked up at a seminar last spring. It is designed by Ruth Schnell. She gives the hand version and machine knitting version. I love it. I hate to make pompoms even though I have nice pompom makers. I made this on the passap since it is my favorite. It took less than 20 minutes to knit it. I used two strands of  2/24 yarn though she calls for Tamm 3 ply astacryl.  There are three children’s sizes S,M, L to fit 18″,20″,22″ head circumference. She casts on at tension 6 and I don’t recommend that. I used a tension 3.5 and I would go tighter than that. But remember, I am using the passap.  Then you set up needles in 1 by 1 rib 110(138,152) and knit for 86(94,100) rows after doing the cast on with the contrast yarn. You then transfer she says to the main bed. I used the back bed on the passap. But when you transfer you don’t put the stitches on the empty needles . You double up the stitches on the same bed. In other words, put the ribber stitch on the main bed needle that already has a stitch on it. You will have two stitches on every other needle. Then you bring the out of work needles in and knit 11 rows of stockinette stitch. (You will have a row of eyelets where you started to knit the stockinette).  Your carriage will be on the left side. Knit one row with the contrast color to the right and put your tension dial up to 10 or 8 I believe on the passap. Knit one row to the left and bind off one stitch through the next. Sew up the seam and make an “I” cord that is 12 inches long. 3 stitches with one part button in and knit about 300 rows on the Brother. I made my “I” cord on the Brother. She calls for a tension of 10 but I used a tension of 4. I did not want a big cord.

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Cupcake Hat for Alexa


At the shower for my nephew’s wife they are having pink cupcakes so I thought I would make a cupcake hat on my Brother. I bought a hand knitting pattern and showed my girlfriend and she sent a free one that was done on a knitting machine!! She gets a good laugh from stupid things I do. Anyway, here it is but I don’t have the cherry on top yet or the stem. The hand knitted pattern is pretty also. Where the row of picots are, a crocheted design was done. I like both.

Passap Christmas Baby Afghan with Hat and Booties


This is another afghan with a border around it like the previous two that I made.(One exception is that I used 224 this time Norma-lol) This is pattern 1270 and pattern was 24 by 24 so I   had to enter it 5 times to get middle design. This afghan is a nice Christmas red. It is a nice size of 40 by 43 inches. The hat and booties are from the Metbury Collection. I think the design on the hat and booties looks similar to the design of the border. They will be for sale in my Etsy shop for Baby’s First Christmas.