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Faceted Lace and Cables Baby Hat

17 January 2012

This is a very textured and ornate baby hat. The example is in toddler size.

Sizes:
Small preemie – 8″ circumference, 3.5″ high
Preemie – 10″ circumference, 5″ high
Newborn – 12″ circumference, 5.5″ high
6 month – 14″ circumference, 6.5″ high
12 month – 16″ circumference, 7″ high
Toddler – 18″ circumference, 7.5″ high

Gauge:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
0.5 to 1.5 oz (40 to 120 yards) of DK weight baby yarn
Size 6 (4 mm) 40″ circular needle (for magic loop) or set of size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles
Yarn needle
Cable needle

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
c4f = cable 4 forward – Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
k2tog = knit two together
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased
p3tog = purl three together

Pattern:

Small preemie – Cast on 44
Preemie – Cast on 55
Newborn – Cast on 66
6 month – Cast on 77
12 month – Cast on 88
Toddler – Cast on 99

Join to knit in the round. Divide stitches between double pointed needles or needles for a magic loop. Divide with multiples of 11 on each needle.

Repeat each instruction across the round:
Rnd 1: k
Rnd 2: p
Rnd 3: k4, yo, k7, yo (this will increase your stitches for the remainder of the body of the hat to a multiple of 13)
Rnd 4: k4, p1, k7, p1
Rnd 5: c4f, p1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, p1
Rnd 6: k4, p2, k5, p2
Rnd 7: k4, p2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, p2
Rnd 8: k4, p3, k3, p3
Rnd 9: c4f, p3, yo, sk2p, yo, p3
Rnd 10: k4, p4, k1, p4
Rnd 11: k4, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo

Repeat rounds 4 to 11 (end with a round 4) until the hat measures the desired height for size:
Small preemie – 2.25″ high
Preemie – 3.5″ high
Newborn – 4″ high
6 month – 5″ high
12 month – 5.5″ high
Toddler – 6″ high

Crown:
Repeat across the round
Rnd 1: c4f, p1, k2, sk2p, k2, p1
Rnd 2: k4, p1, k5, p1
Rnd 3: k4, p1, k1, sk2p, k1, p1
Rnd 4: k4, p1, k3, p1
Rnd 5: c4f, p1, sk2p, p1
Rnd 6: k4, p1, k1, p1
Rnd 7: k4, p3tog
Rnd 8: k4, p1
Rnd 9: k1, sk2p, p1
Rnd 10: k2, p1
Rnd 11: k2tog, p1
Cut the yarn with several inches to work with.  With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end.

 

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

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30 Comments to “Faceted Lace and Cables Baby Hat”

  1. Thank you for sharing your pattern. The hat is beautiful!

  2. After seeing your beautiful Art Deco scarf on AllFreeKnitting, I just knew I had to add you to my feed reader. This pattern in another testament to your skilled design and knitting abilities, and I’m so happy I found you!

  3. Just found your site and you are one more smart and talented lady. you have some afghans that I have not seen in my 62 years of needlework.my mother-in-law taught me to crochet 62 years ago after I married her son.thanks for posting your patterns.rena

  4. In case anyone is interested in making this hat in an adult size, here are some notes for that:

    To make an adult size, I’d use worsted weight yarn and size 8 (5mm) needles. Cast on as follows:
    Adult small – 72
    Adult medium – 84
    Adult large – 96

  5. I am working on this beautiful baby hat, and have come across a problem with row 10. I have 3 stitches left at the end of each Dp needle. Seems like there is something left out on the instructions for that row. I don’t se any corrections on the pattern- -but I’m sure there is a mistake. Any help would be welcome……

    • I checked it through again carefully several times and think it is correct. Do all your sk2p stitches line up? They also should all be comprised of 3 stitches.

  6. Just found your site, thank you for sharing.

  7. Can I work this pattern in straight needles

    • Cast on two extra stitches than called for in the in-the-round version. Repeat sections between * across the row.
      Row 1: k
      Row 2: k
      Row 3: k1 * k4, yo, k7, yo * k1 (this will increase your stitches for the remainder of the body of the hat to a multiple of 13)
      Row 4: p1 * k1, p7, k1, p4 * p1
      Row 5: k1 * c4f, p1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, p1 * k1
      Row 6: p1 * k2, p5, k2, p4 * p1
      Row 7: k1 * k4, p2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, p2 * k1
      Row 8: p1 * k3, p3, k3, p4 * p1
      Row 9: k1 * c4f, p3, yo, sk2p, yo, p3 * k1
      Row 10: p1 * k4, p1, k4, p4 * p1
      Row 11: k1 * k4, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo * k1

      Repeat rows 4 to 11 (end with a row 4) until the hat measures the desired height for size:
      Small preemie – 2.25″ high
      Preemie – 3.5″ high
      Newborn – 4″ high
      6 month – 5″ high
      12 month – 5.5″ high
      Toddler – 6″ high

      Crown:
      Repeat between * across the row
      Row 1: k1 * c4f, p1, k2, sk2p, k2, p1 * k1
      Row 2: p1 * k1, p5, k1, p4 * p1
      Row 3: k1 * k4, p1, k1, sk2p, k1, p1 * k1
      Row 4: p1 * k1, p3, k1, p4 * p1
      Row 5: k1 * c4f, p1, sk2p, p1 * k1
      Row 6: p1 * k1, p1, k1, p4 * p1
      Row 7: k1 * k4, p3tog * k1
      Row 8: p1 * k1, p4 * p1
      Row 9: k1 * k1, sk2p, p1 * k1
      Row 10: p1 * k1, p2 * p1
      Row 11: k1 * k2tog, p1 * k1
      Cut the yarn with several inches to work with. With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end. Seam edges together.

  8. it is quite difficult to understand this as i am a beginner. Good for those who know how to read the “knitting language”

    thanks anyways. I believe that someday it will be useful.

  9. what does c4f mean? &sk2p mean?

    • They are in the abbreviations section of the pattern.

      Abbreviations:
      c4f = cable 4 forward – Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
      sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased

  10. I plan to make these hats in different sizes for our
    Bazaar but I have a question on the directions. On line
    eleven you said to k4 yo k3 sk2p k3 yo(should this be yo k3?)
    It doesn’t seem correct to have a yo at the end.Am I wrong?
    Please advise and thank you for this pattern. Joan

    • There really is a yo at the end. It works out that way sometimes when doing knitting in the round. You do have to be careful about that yo, but it can be done.

  11. Adorable hat, can’t wait to try it. I have wanted something small to practice the cables with. So nice of you to share it.

  12. If u post a video,that would be great for beginners like me.

    • This is an intermediate pattern. I wouldn’t recommend it for a beginner. In particular the yarn over at the end of a couple of the rounds is a tricky thing that needs a little experience.

  13. Love the hat. Can’t wait to start it.

  14. Just found your site. Can’t wait to try some of your awesome patterns.

  15. Do you have the straight needle version available as a pdf?

    Thanks!

    • I posted it as a separate pattern to make it more convenient to print and create pdfs. I’m sending you a pdf of it.

  16. Gorgeous hat, and in so many sizes. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  17. I have started this 3 times and I am determined to get it right. On the p1,yo,k2 from row 5, is that right b/c I have never done a yo from a purl. I’m glad they gave directions for adults b/c now I can make some for our cancer center which I am a patient at.

    • Going from p to k or k to p with a yo in between is a little tricky until you do it a few times.

      Going from p to k – instead of pulling yarn to back to k, leave yarn in front and k. This will create a yo between the stitches.

      Going from k to p – wrap yarn around needle to yo, but then continue another half wrap to bring yarn to front to p.

  18. Mama, your patterns are just great and so easy to follow, and being able to ask a question, and you answer so promptly, and you change patterns to be worked from dps to straight needles
    makes knitting so much easier. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP
    Rita, Toronto, Canada

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