Logan's Baby Hat

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

This hat uses the same eyelet pattern as Logan's half blanket, and is knit using approximately a half skein of Phentex Chunky (left over from knitting said blanket). It is sized for a baby of the 0-6month vintage, and can of course be adjusted for smaller/bigger heads. This hat is modeled by a UNC plastic soda cup.

Finished dimensions: 16in (40cm) diameter; 5in (12.5cm) to crown shaping

approx. 1/2 skein Phentex Chunky (100% acrylic) Colorway: Creme Menthe. [3oz/85g to 135yd/123m]
US 10 (6.0mm) 16in circular needles
Set of US 10 (6.0mm) double-pointed needles (or a second circular needle, same size)
Stitch marker
Darning needle

Gauge: 14 sts by 20 rows to a 4x4in (10x10cm) square in stockinette stitch using US 10 (6mm) needles

Cast on 54 stitches.
Join, being careful not to twist, and place marker.
Round 1: Purl all stitches
Round 2: Knit all stitches
Round 3: Purl all stitches
Rounds 4 & 5: Knit all stitches
Round 6: (K3; YO; SSK; K1) repeat nine times total
Round 7 and all odd rounds: Knit all stitches
Round 8: (K1; K2Tog; YO; K1; YO; SSK) repeat nine times total
Round 10 and 12: Knit all stitches
Round 14: (YO; SSK; K4) repeat nine times total
Round 16: (K1; YO; SSK; K1; K2Tog; YO) repeat nine times total
Continue by knitting all stitches until hat measures 5in (12.5cm) long.

Crown shaping (switch to double points/add second circular when necessary):
Round 1: (K7; K2Tog) six times (decrease to 48 stitches)
Round 2 and all even rows: Knit all stitches
Round 3: (K6; K2Tog) six times (42 sts)
Round 5: (K5; K2Tog) six times (36 sts)
Round 7: (K4; K2Tog) six times (30 sts)
Round 9: (K3; K2Tog) six times (24 sts)
Round 11: (K2; K2Tog) six times (18 sts)
Round 13: (K1; K2Tog) six times (12 sts)
Round 15: K2Tog six times (6 sts)
Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Using darning needle, thread tail through stitches on needles and pull tight to cinch hole closed.

Weave in ends securely.


  • Cute hat and very nicely written instructions. I always appriciate it so much that finished measurements are given, as not all designers do that. Thanks!

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