Thursday, July 05, 2012

5 HOUR TASSEL BABY CAP




5 HOUR TASSEL BABY CAP



SIZES:  12-16 (14-18) inches


NOTES:
1.     Read instructions through before beginning.
2.     Cap in photo was knit with Red Heart Super Saver Perfect Pink.
3.     When you do the lift and purl work into the side of the stitch that leaves a hole, not the side that twists and closes.
4.     I have done the 3 needle bind off both on the right side and the wrong side.  I can’t decide which I like best.  You will have to try it and see what you prefer.  In this photo you can see the difference in the two.  The top one is done on the right side the bottom is done on the inside.


SPECIAL STITCH:
3 needle bind off video: 
http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/three-needle-bind-off-english

MATERIALS:
Worsted weight yarn Less than 1.5 ounces (78 yards)
Size 10 (6.0 mm) 16 inch circular needle
Size 10 (6.0 mm) double points or straights for the 3 needle bind off
Tapestry needle
Stitch marker
DVD case

GAUGE:
15 sts = 4 inches

INSTRUCTIONS:
Cast on 48, (54) sts.

Place marker and being careful not to twist your stitches join.

Rows 1-8: Knit.  (48, 54 sts)

Row 9: K2 tog around.  (24, 27 sts)

Row 10: *P1, insert left needle under next horizontal loop of previous row (between sts) and purl this stitch.  Repeat from * around.  Be sure you do that last lift and purl.  (48, 54 sts)

Rows 11 and 12: Knit.  (48, 54 sts)

Row 13: K2 tog around.  (24, 27 sts)

Row 14: *P1, insert left needle under next horizontal loop of previous row (between sts) and purl this stitch.  Repeat from * around.  Be sure you do that last lift and purl.  (48, 54 sts)

Rows 15 and 16: Knit.  (48, 54 sts)

Row 17: K2 tog around.  (24, 27 sts)

Row 18: *P1, insert left needle under next horizontal loop of previous row (between sts) and purl this stitch.  Repeat from * around.  Be sure you do that last lift and purl.  (48, 54 sts)

Knit until cap measures 6.5 (7) inches from cast on edge.

Turn cap inside out, (or don’t turn) transfer half of the stitches to another needle and work a 3 needle bind off to join the top of the cap.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Tassels: (make 2)

Wind the yarn around the DVD case (the short way) 25-30 times. Cut the yarn.  With a piece of yarn about 10 inches long, thread yarn through the tapestry needle and pass the needle under all the loops. Tie the end of the yarn firmly around the loops. Tie a second time. 

Slide the yarn off the case and cut the loops opposite the tie. Cut another piece of yarn and tie around below the fold and fasten securely, hide the ends inside the tassel.

Use the ends of the 10 inch strands to sew the tassels in place at the top corners of the hat. Trim the tassel ends neatly or leave loops uncut.


Comments:
When I see your knitting projects it makes me wish I'd listened closer to my mother when she was trying to teach me to knit...... :-(
Loving this hat.
Jo. x
 
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