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Top Down Elongated Stitches Baby Hat

26 February 2011

I created this baby hat to coordinate with the crocheted baby blanket Downy-Soft Zig Zags by Carole Prior published in Leisure Arts #2853, Our Best Baby Afghans. It features elongated stitches to mimic the elongated double crochets in the blanket.

This is approximately a twelve month old sized hat.  The hat is 16″ around and 8″ long.

Gauge:
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Yarn:
Red Heart Designer Sport Yarn
Color A – Latte, .6 oz
Color B – Dutch Blue , .11 oz
Color C – Pistachio, .11 oz

Materials:
Size 7 (4.5mm) 40″ circular or 5 double pointed needles
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
inc – Increase: knit and purl in same stitch
k – knit
m – make stitch: with left needle, insert needle from front to back under the yarn between the previous and next stitch; knit into the back loop
kw2w – knit with two wraps: insert right needle to knit, but wrap yarn twice and pull through
kw4w – knit with four wraps: insert right needle to knit, but wrap yarn four times and pull through
dws – drop with slip: slip the stitch with the extra wraps purlwise, dropping the extra wraps. There will be a single elongated stitch.
spw – slip purlwise
* – indicates the sections that should be repeated for the round
sts – stitches

Directions:
Cast on 4 and set up to work in the round. I recommend the Magic Cast-On for Toe-Up Socks for the most seamless look.

I continued by using a 40″ circular needle beginning with 2 stitches on each needle, but the hat can also be made by moving each stitch to a double pointed needle. This is a good tutorial for knitting in-the-round on a long circular needle.

Rnd 1: inc in each (8 sts)
Rnd 2: k
Rnd 3: inc in each (16 sts)
Rnd 4: k
Rnd 5: *k, m, k2, m, k* (24 sts)
Rnd 6: k
Rnd 7: *k, m, k4, m, k* (32 sts)
Rnd 8: k
Rnd 9: *k, m, k6, m, k* (40 sts)
Rnd 10:k
Rnd 11: *k, m, k8, m, k* (48 sts)
Rnd 12: k
Rnd 13: *k, m, k10, m, k* (56 sts)
Rnd 14: k
Rnd 15: *k, m, k12, m, k* (64 sts)
Rnd 16: k
Rnd 17: *k, m, k14, m, k* (72 sts)
Rnd 18: k
Rnd 19: *k, m, k16, m, k* (80 sts)
Rnd 20: k
Rnd 21: *k2, kw2w, k4, kw4w, k2*
Rnd 22: color b *k2, dws, k2*
Rnd 23: *k2, spw, k2*
Rnd 24: *k7, spw, k2*
Rnd 25: repeat 24
Rnd 26: k
Rnd 27: *k2, kw2w, k4, kw4w, k2*
Rnd 28: color c *k2, dws, k2*
Rnd 29: *k2, spw, k2*
Rnd 30: *k7, spw, k2*
Rnd 31: repeat 30
Rnd 32: k
Rnd 33: *k2, kw2w, k4, kw4w, k2*
Rnd 34: color a *k2, dws, k2*
Rnd 35: *k2, spw, k2*
Rnd 36: *k7, spw, k2*
Rnd 37: repeat 36
Rnd 38: k

Knit 6 additional rounds.

Complete 12 rounds of k2, p2 ribbing.

Cast off.  I recommend using a yarn needle with the knit-two-purl-two-ribbing cast off method for the neatest looking finish.

Restrictions on the use of this pattern are available at http://stitcheryprojects.com/using-my-patterns/.

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16 Comments to “Top Down Elongated Stitches Baby Hat”

  1. Love the pattern will knit hats for St Jude children at the
    Hosiptal. Please email me the instructions for cASTING ON.
    THANKS RUBY. lOVE THE BLANKET

  2. I like the hat. I also like the blanket, is there any way you could tell me how I can get the pattern for the blanket.
    Thank You
    Isabel

  3. I like the hat but I’m looking for a similar pattern for a new born baby .Can you help me ? Y.

    • I haven’t tested this in newborn size, but here is a modified version for it:

      Cast on 5 and set up to work in the round. I recommend the Magic Cast-On for Toe-Up Socks for the most seamless look.

      I continued by using a 40″ circular needle beginning with 2 stitches on one needle and 3 on the other, but the hat can also be made by moving each stitch to a double pointed needle (having 2 on one of the dpns). This is a good tutorial for knitting in-the-round on a long circular needle.

      Rnd 1: inc in each (10 sts)
      Rnd 2: k
      Rnd 3: inc in each (20 sts)
      Rnd 4: k
      Rnd 5: *k, m, k2, m, k* (30 sts)
      Rnd 6: k
      Rnd 7: *k, m, k4, m, k* (40 sts)
      Rnd 8: k
      Rnd 9: *k, m, k6, m, k* (50 sts)
      Rnd 10:k
      Rnd 11: *k, m, k8, m, k* (60 sts)
      Rnd 12: k
      Rnd 13: *k2, kw2w, k4, kw4w, k2*
      Rnd 14: color b *k2, dws, k2*
      Rnd 15: *k2, spw, k2*
      Rnd 16: *k7, spw, k2*
      Rnd 17: repeat 16
      Rnd 18: k
      Rnd 19: *k2, kw2w, k4, kw4w, k2*
      Rnd 20: color b *k2, dws, k2*
      Rnd 21: *k2, spw, k2*
      Rnd 22: *k7, spw, k2*
      Rnd 23: repeat 22
      Rnd 24: k
      Rnd 25: *k2, kw2w, k4, kw4w, k2*
      Rnd 26: color a *k2, dws, k2*
      Rnd 27: *k2, spw, k2*
      Rnd 28: *k7, spw, k2*
      Rnd 29: repeat 28
      Rnd 30: k

      Knit 6 additional rounds.

      Complete 12 rounds of k2, p2 ribbing.

      Cast off.  I recommend using a yarn needle with the knit-two-purl-two-ribbing cast off method for the neatest looking finish.

  4. can this hat be done on straight needle sewing up the back.

    I am having trouble the arthrist and using round and double pointed are to much for me. I use to love working on round and double pointed but??? just let me know if your not to busy
    thanks

  5. Thanks so much for this very cute baby set. It looks so fancy. It makes for a special gift.

    Please can you help me? Is there a way this same set can be done by knitting, since I can’t crochet yet?

    I am not a fresh beginner but an early intermediate knitter.

    Thanks for your kind help

    • I looked around and didn’t see a pattern anywhere that has the same look as the crocheted blanket. A typical pattern for a knitted ripple blanket is the feather and fan pattern. Elongated stitches could be added to it to sort of simulate this look.

  6. This is a very cute hat. But would you please clarify a couple of things? First, in the list of materials, you assign “Pistachio” the label of “Color B” and “Dutch Blue” the label of “Color C.” Since this is a top-down piece shouldn’t the labels be reversed? Also, I believe Row 20 of the instructions should say “color c” rather than “color b.”

    • Thanks for catching all that! I’m surprised this pattern has been used as much as it has and no one has pointed those out. I have corrected all of that in the pattern now. Thanks again for letting me know.

      • You’re welcome. I just noticed that where I saw the Row 20 typo was in your 5/27/11 response to Yolande. I’m guessing she figured it out on her own. :D

        The real reason I was drawn to your pattern is that I’ve never tried to knit a hat from the top down. If I can get the hang of it, I think the method would make custom-fitting the beanies I knit much easier.

  7. This hat looks great, I would like to try knitting it for my 4 yr old. Would I be right in assumming that I just continue increases as per the pattern until I reach my desired width??

  8. Are you an American or British site. It makes a difference when you cite needle sizes.

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