Sunday, April 1, 2012

Knitted baby cloche

I have to confess to spending way too much time gazing at Pinterest.  A while ago I pinned this lovely hat:

Source: pickles.no via Jackie on Pinterest


You can download the pattern for the hat and matching cardigan from the link (the 3-6 month size is free, and you can pay for 1yo and 2yo sizes).  I was a bit confused about the stated tension when compared with the size of the hat and the number of stitches, and wanted to knit it on straight needles using 8 ply (DK yarn if you're in the US), so I modified it accordingly.

Here's my version, which should fit a 3-6 month old (its a bit roomy on my 3.5 month old Newbie's largish head).  I used less than one ball from my stash of leftovers - I think it might be Patons Alpaca Classique from the late 1980s:


Using 4mm needles, cast on 89 stitches

Knit 7 rows, then Purl 1 row (this forms the basic stripe pattern, I've separated the pattern below into this grouping to make it easier to read)

Knit 7 rows
Purl 1 row

Knit 5 rows
Knit 45 stitches, then wrap your wool around the knitting between the needles about 10 times.  You should wrap it firmly enough to gather up the knitting you've already done (see photographs of finished hat).  Knit to the end of the row.
Knit 1 row
Purl 1 row

Knit 7 rows
P5, *P2tog, P5, repeat from * to end of row (77 sts)

Knit 7 rows
P4, *P2tog, P4, repeat from * to last stitch, P1 (65 sts)

Knit 4 rows
K3, *K2tog, K3, repeat from * to last two stitches, K2tog (52 sts)
Knit 2 rows
Purl 1 row

K2, *K2tog, K2, repeat from * to last two stitches, K2tog (39 sts)
Knit 3 rows
K1, *K2 tog, repeat from * to end (20 sts)
Knit 2 rows
Purl 1 row

K2 rows
*K2tog, repeat from * to end,  (10 sts)
Knit 1 row
*K2tog, repeat from * to end,  (5 sts)
Fasten off

Sew up centre back seam.

6 comments:

  1. Oh my that is so cute and how cute is your wee one? Love that blue as well.

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    1. Thanks Miriam, we think she's gorgeous, but we're also a little biased!

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  2. I don't know about the hat, I'm too busy admiring your gorgeous baby! xox

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    1. Thanks Kirrily, we're pretty taken with her!

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  3. Omigoodness that hat is so adorable, and what a cute model!!

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