Quince & Co. Yarn Baby Hat Reprised

Quince & Co. Yarn Baby Hat Reprised

You may remember that last month, I wrote about a baby hat made with leftover yarn from the Quince & Co. baby duck bootie kit. I feared that it may be a bit tight for the 12 months size, so I remade it with Lark (worsted weight) yarn from Quince & Co. and went up a needle size for the ribbing and the main hat. 

easy knit baby hat pattern / warporweft.com

Yarn: 1 skein each of Quince & Co. Lark in Frost (light gray), Petal (light pink) and Egret (white). But I would choose a darker pink for a greater contrast if I remade this hat in the future because Petal gets a bit lost with the other soft colors.

The hat is knit in the round.

Cast on 88 stitches in size 4 US (3.5 mm) needles with Frost. Place a stitch marker. Join, being careful not to twist.  

Ribbing: Knit in a *knit 2, purl 2* rib for 6 rows

Main Hat:  Switch to a size 6 US (3.75 mm) 16 inch circular needle (or dpns) and Petal color yarn.

Row 1: Knit 2, make 1, knit until 2 stitches before the end of the row, make 1, knit 2. You will now have 90 stitches.

Rows 2 and 3: Knit with Frost.

Rows 4 and 5: Knit with Egret.

Rows 6 and 7: Knit with Frost.

Row 8: Knit with Petal.

Rows 9 and 10: Knit with Egret.

Row 11: Begin the brown and gold pattern - *Knit 1 Petal, knit 2 Frost* repeat to the end of the row.

Row 12: *Knit 1 Frost, knit 2 Petal, knit 2 Frost, knit 1 Petal, knit 1 Frost, knit 1 Petal, knit 1 Frost*  repeat to the end of the row.

Row 13: *Knit 1 Frost, knit 2 Petal, knit 1 Frost, knit 1 Petal, knit 3 Frost, knit 1 Petal* repeat to the end of the row.  

Row 14: *Knit 1 Petal, knit 2 Frost* repeat to the end of the row.

Rows 15 and 16: Knit with Egret.

Row 17: Knit with Petal. 

Rows 18 and 19: Knit with Frost. 

Row 20: *Knit 1 Frost, knit 1 Egret* repeat to the end of the row.

Row 21: *Knit 1 Egret, knit 1 Petal* repeat to the end of the row.

Row 22: *Knit 1 Frost, knit 1 Egret* repeat to the end of the row.

Rows 23 and 24: Knit with Frost.

Row 25: Knit with Petal.

Row 26 and 27: Knit with Frost.

Row 28: *Knit 2 Frost, knit 1 Egret* repeat to the end of the row.

Rows 29 and 30: Knit with Frost.

Row 31: Knit with Petal.

Rows 32 and 33: Knit with Frost.

Row 34: Knit with Egret.

BEGIN DECREASE ROWS WITH FROST (change to double pointed needles as needed):

Row 35: *Knit 6, knit 2 together* repeat to the end of the row.

Row 36: Knit.

Row 37: *Knit 5, knit 2 together* repeat to the end of the row.

Row 38: Knit.

Row 39: *Knit 4, knit 2 together* repeat to the end of the row.

Row 40: Knit.

Row 41: With Petal, *Knit 3, knit 2 together* repeat to the end of the row.

Row 42: Switch to Frost for the rest of the hat. Knit.

Row 43: *Knit 2, knit 2 together* repeat to the end of the row.

Row 44: Knit.

Row 45: *Knit 1, knit 2 together* repeat to the end of the row.

Row 46: Knit.

Row 47: Knit 2 together on all remaining stitches.

Break thread and pull through remaining 11 stitches tightly. Weave in the ends.  Wet block the hat (I used Soak wash) and lay flat to dry.

Previous post about this hat with more gender neutral colors: Quince & Co. Baby Duck Boots and a Baby Hat

 

As a side note, I'm taking a break from baby gifts while I focus on finishing a few other projects that I have on the needles and on the loom, including some holiday items and a few new patterns.

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