Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Childs roll brim hat

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.

Lily stole the hat within minutes and claimed it as her own
looks like I'll have to make her one too!

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