Simple Baby Hat w/ Pom Pom
This is my first knitting pattern. It is such a simple knit that I’m sure this pattern has been used to teach children to knit since time immemorial.. ;o) I am posting it as a simple pattern to help beginning knitters learn that just by using the simple knit and purl stitch they can make something not only useful but lovely.
What you need:
Sport weight yarn (12 wpi), about 100 yards… I used Baby Bee that I bought at Hobby Lobby. It comes in 4 oz. skeins and I only used about 1 oz. You could probably get at least 3 little hats out of one skein. ( This includes making the pom pom.)
Knitting Needle set of 4 double points…. size 3
Darning needle… any size with an eye large enough for the thread to go through.
Scissors… to cut the thread
Cast on 92 stitches. Divide onto 3 needles with 28 stitches on the first needle, 36 stitches on second needle, 28 stitches on 3rd needle.
Row 1: Being very careful not to twist the stitches, K2 P2 around all stitches… place marker to show beginning of round.
Row 2 thru 6: K2P2 around.
Row 7 thru 45 (or about 5 1/2 inches): Knit every stitch.
To begin the curve at the top of the hat K2tog around for 3 rows. There should now be 7 – 9 – 7 stitches on your needles. Leaving stitches on all needles, cut the yarn about 12 inches from the needles. Thread tail of yarn onto a darning needle and begin to thread back through each stitch on the needles until all are removed from the needle. Pull yarn tightly to pull the top of the hat together. Take several small stitches in the hat to fasten the yarn tightly.
Attach pom pom to the center of hat.
Pom Pom instructions here.