Child’s roll brim hat - designed by Kellie James
This hat can be made easily in an evening either on straight needles then sew the side seam at the end, or in the round from the beginning. Have fun with stripes or simple Fair-Isle to use up oddments.
Using double knitting wool and 4 mm needles (either straight or dpn/circular)
To fit a 6 month old cast on 80 stitches (to increase for larger sizes cast on multiples of 8 stitches)
Knit in stocking stitch for 12 ½ cm or 5inches (or as required for larger sizes)
Row 1 *k6, k2tog* repeat from * to until end
Row 2 and every alternate row p to end
Row 3 *k5, k2tog* repeat from * to * until end
Row 5 *k4, k2tog* repeat from * to * until end
Continue in this fashion until 9 stitches remain then either
Cut yarn and draw it through the stitches – add pompom if required
K2tog until last st,k1 and using dpn needles I-cord for a few rows to create a ‘stem’
Weave in loose ends and sew up the side.