Friday, September 21, 2012

WHO LOVES YA BABY

See cap without eyes at bottom of pattern.

Pattern has now been tested by Virginia in WA, thanks Virginia.

WHO LOVES YA BABY CAP


SIZE: 
14 -16 (16-18, 18-22) inches

MATERIALS:         
Worsted weight yarn approximately 1.5 to 2 ounces
US size 9 (5.5 mm) 16 inch circular knitting needle
US size 9 (5.5 mm) double point needles
Marker
Cable needle or one of the above double point needles
Tapestry needle for yarn
Size 10 yellow crochet thread about 9 (10.5, 12) yards
US size 7 (1.5 mm) crochet hook
12 (14, 16) size 3 mm black pom-poms
Tapestry needle for size 10 thread
Black thread and needle
Aleene’s Ok to Wash It fabric glue (optional)

GAUGE:
Approximately 17 sts = 4 inches

NOTES:
  1. Read instructions all the way through before beginning cap.
  2. Caps in photo were knit with Red Heart Super Saver (4) Warm Brown.


SPECIAL STITCHES:

C4B: Slip next 2 sts purl wise to cable needle (or double point needle) and hold to back of work, K2, K2 from cable needle.

C4F:  Slip next 2 sts purl wise to cable needle (or double point needle) and hold to front of work, K2, K2 from cable needle.

C2B: Slip next st purl wise to cable needle (or double point needle) and hold to back of work, K1, K1 from cable needle.

C2F:  Slip next st purl wise to cable needle (or double point needle) and hold to front of work, K1, K1 from cable needle.

M1 = Make 1:  Pick up the bar between stitch just worked and the next stitch and knit it.  http://www.berroco.com/video/make_one.html


INSTRUCTIONS:
With 16 inch needle, cast on 54 (62, 72) sts. Join and work in the round.

Place marker to denote beginning of round.

CUFF:
Rounds 1-6:  *K1, P1.  Repeat from * across.  (54, 62, 72 sts)

BODY:
Round 7 (small and large sizes only):  *K9, M1.  Repeat from * around.  Remember that last M1.  (S - 60, L - 80 sts)

Round 7 (medium size only):  *(K8, M1) 3 times, K7, M1.    Repeat from * twice.  Remember that last M1.  (M - 70 sts)

Round 8: Purl around. (60, 70, 80 sts)

Round 9-10: *P2, K8.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 70, 80 sts)

Round 11: *P2, C4B, C4F.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 70, 80 sts)

Round 12-18: *P2, K8.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 70, 80 sts)

Round 19: *P2, C4B, C4F.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 70, 80 sts)

Round 20: *P2, K8.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 70, 80 sts)

Round 21-22: *P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 70, 80 sts)

Round 23-24: *P2, K8.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 70, 80 sts)

Round 25: *P2, C4B, C4F.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 70, 80 sts)

Round 26: *P2, K8.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 70, 80 sts)

Round 27:  *P2, C2B, P1, K2, P1, C2F.  Repeat from * around.  (60, 70, 80 sts)

Knit until cap is approximately 4.75 (5.5, 6.0) inches from cast on edge. 

Begin decreases:  Switch to double points when necessary.

Dec Round 1: K5, K2tog, *K8, K2tog.  Repeat from * around to last 3 sts.  K3.  (54, 63, 72 sts)

Dec Round 2: K.  (54, 63, 72 sts)

Dec Round 3: K4, K2tog, *K7, K2tog.  Repeat from * around to last 3 sts.  K3.  (48, 56, 64 sts)

Dec Round 4: K.  (48, 56, 64 sts)

Dec Round 5: K3, K2tog, *K6, K2tog.  Repeat from * around to last 3 sts.  K3.  (42, 49, 56 sts)

Dec Round 6: K.  (42, 49, 56 sts)

Dec Round 7: K2, K2tog, *K5, K2tog.  Repeat from * around to last 3 sts.  K3.  (36, 42, 48 sts)

Dec Round 8: K1, K2tog, *K4, K2tog.  Repeat from * around to last 3 sts.  K3.  (30, 35, 40 sts)

Dec Round 9: K2tog, *K3, K2tog.  Repeat from * around to last 3 sts.  K3.  (24, 28, 32 sts)

Dec Round 10: K1, *K2, K2tog.  Repeat from * to last st.  K last st together with first st on next needle.  (18, 21, 24 sts)

Dec Round 11: *K1, K2tog.  Repeat from * around. (12, 14, 16 sts)

Dec Round 12: *K2tog.  Repeat from * around. (6, 7, 8 sts)

Cut yarn, weave end through remaining 6 (7, 8) sts. Draw tight and weave in end.

EYES:  (make 12, 14, 16)
With size 10 yellow crochet thread and US size 7 (1.5 mm) crochet hook
ch 3,  9 hdc in 3rd chain from hook

Fasten off leaving about a 6 inch tail for sewing eye to cap.

Sew eyes in place.

Sew pom-pom to center of each eye, or glue with Aleene’s Okay To Wash It


Comments:
This is fab - wish I could knit.... :-(
 
This is fantastic, I have only just learnt to knit so perhaps a little beyond my skills at the moment!
 
This is fantastic! I've only just learnt to knit so it's still a little beyond my skills - one day though, one day :D
 
With all the You Tube videos to show you how to knit in the round and make cables...YOU CAN do it.
 
This is adorable and I have been searching for hat patterns for a while! Thanks for posting!
 
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