Friday, August 12, 2011

Calvin's Hats

Here are twelve hats made for Calvin's Hats. These tiny hats are for babies born much too soon and are intended to carry a small amount of healing, comfort, and peace.

The pattern:

Baby Cashmerino (or any DK yarn)
Size 3 dp needles
Tapestry needle

Cast on 48 stitches and divide evenly on three needles (16 stitches each).
K1 through the back loop, P1 for 10 rounds.
Knit 1 round
Purl 1 round
YO, K2 tog one round
Knit 1 round
Purl 1 round
Knit 12 rounds even
K6, K2tog for one round
K5, K2 tog for one round
K4, K2 tog for one round
K3, K2 tog for one round
K2, K2 tog for one round
K1, K2 tog for one round
K2 tog for one round
Use last three stitches to make an I-cord about 3/4".
Weave in ends.

These hats take about an hour each to make.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Watermelon Preemie Hat

Knit on size 1 dp needles using hand dyed, self-striping watermelon with seeds sock yarn bought from KnitPurlGirl on Etsy last March. It is 75% Superwash merino wool and 25% nylon.

I cast on 60 stitches, did a k2,p2 rib for 10 rounds, knit 20 rows in stockinette stitch then decreased as follows:
Round 1: k4, k2 tog
Round 2: k
Round 3: k3, k2 tog
Round 4: k
Round 5: k2, k2 tog
Round 6: k
Round 7: k1, k2 tog
Round 8: k
Round 9: k2 tog
Round 10: k2 tog
Make i-cord. Weave in ends.

I realized after I finished the first sock I made with this yarn, that I would have plenty to make this hat so I finished the hat and now I'm starting the second sock.