Again this year, the Knit Out and Crochet Too will feature a simple pattern that may be used to knit baby hats that will be contributed to Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Attendees may knit hats at home and may choose any pattern they like. However, this is the pattern that will be handed out in the Charity Hat Kits.
The Kits include one set of #10 straight needles, copies of the pattern, and enough yarn for several hats. Knitters may use their own DPNs or circular needles. If you have no tapestry needle, or simply want help seaming, come to the Help Table. We will even seam for you!
Knit Out 2013 Ribbed Cuff Charity Hat
Size: Newborn (10-12” around)
Yarn: Worsted weight, 20- 25 g
Needles: Straight, size 10 (newborns); size 8 (preemies)
Gauge: Variable (babies vary)
CO 40 stitches.
Ribbed Cuff: *K2, P2* across. Continue rib pattern for 3″.
Body: Change to stockinette stitch (K one row, P one row) .
Continue until hat measures 5″.
Decreases: *K3, K2tog* across. (32)
*K2, K2tog* across. (24)
*K1, K2tog* across. (16)
*K2tog* across. (8)
Cut yarn about 24″ long. Using the tapestry needle, thread the yarn through the remaining stitches. Repeat this step. Pull up snug.
Fold hat keeping right side inside. With the remaining yarn, use a mattress stitch to sew the back seam. Weave in ends. Turn to right side and turn up the cuff.