Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Bamboo

This baby hat pattern is quick, easy, and fun. I started and finished this one in about 6 hours (but that's only because I was making the pattern as I go). If you knit faster than that, then every baby in your life will have a hat this Christmas. I used a lovely bamboo wool blend yarn that is machine washable, so the mother has one less thing to worry about. I hope you guys enjoy it!







PATTERN SPECIFICATIONS

Size: Infant (14 inches in circumference)

Gauge: 24 stitches x 26 rows= 4 inches (in pattern on larger needles)

Needles:
A set of Size 5 US (DPN)
A set of Size 6 US (DPN)

Yarn: 1 50 gram ball of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo (80% Bamboo, 20% Wool, 104 yards)

Notions: Darning needle or crochet hook for weaving in ends


STITCH PATTERNS

Seed Stitch

Even number of stitches
Row 1: Knit 1, purl 1.
Row 2: Purl 1, knit 1.
Repeat both rows till desired length is met.

Tiny Bamboo (From Vogue Knitting Stitchionary, Volume 1)

Multiple of 2 stitches
Row 1: *YO, K2, pass the YO over the K2; rep from * to end.
Row 2: Knit.
Repeat both rows till desired length is met.


PATTERN

1. With smaller needles, cast on 60 stitches.
2. Do Seed Stich for 1 inch.
3. Change to larger needles and start Bamboo stitch till work measures 4 1/2 inches, ending on row 1 of Bamboo stitch pattern.

Decreases

1. K4, K2tog for entire row.
2. Work row 1 of Bamboo stitch pattern.
3. K3, K2tog for entire row.
4. Work row 1 of Bamboo stitch pattern.
5. K2, K2tog for entire row.
6. Work row 1 of Bamboo stitch pattern.
7. K1, K2tog for entire row.
8. Work row 1 of Bamboo stitch pattern.
9. K2tog for entire row.
10. Work row 1 of Bamboo stitch pattern.

Cut yarn from ball, leaving a 6 inch tail, thread yarn through last stiches of hat, pull tight, and weave in ends. Block hat for shaping and enjoy.

2 comments:

del said...

Really cool hat, Kelly. And as a mom, I can attest that machine washable is ALWAYS good. Thanks for the pattern!

Virtuous said...

I likes!
Thx for the pattern!