Baby Rib Hat With Pom-Pom
For Newborn - 1 year- old
This ribbed hat is knitted in round using a machine washable acrylic by Lion Brand. I choose this denim jean color for a baby boy. This hat is for a newborn and it can probably stretch up to fit to a year old. The yarn is nice, soft and stretchy. It is easy to knit.
Gauge: 5 sts per inch.
Measurement: 16 inches at the base but can stretch up to a few more inches.
Here are things you need to make this baby ribbed hat with a pom-pom.
Cast on 80 sts. Join yarn and knit in round as follow;
Round 1: *K2, p3; repeat from * to end of round.
Repeat rnd 1 until the piece is measured about 51/2 inches. Then begin crown shaping as shown in the chart and written direction below.
Crown Shaping Chart - start decreasing from row 1 and repeat this chart 7 times more to complete the hat.
Crown Shaping Decreases
Rnd 1: *K2, p2tog, p1, k2, p3; repeat from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2-4: *K2, p2, k2, p3; repeat from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 5: *K2, p2, k2, p2tog, p1; repeat from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 6-8: *K2, p2, k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 9: *K2, p2tog, k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 10-11: *K2, P1, K2, P2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 12: *K2, p1, k2, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 13-14: *K2 p1, k2, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 15: *K2tog, p1, k2tog, p1; repeat to end of rnd.
Rnd 16: *K1,p1, k1,p1; rep to end of rnd.
Rnd 17-18: *k2tog; rep from *to end of rnd.
Cut yarn leaving about 10 inches of tail. Using tapestry needle and to tread the yarn though all the sts left on needle a few time to close up the hole. Make Pom Pom and attach it to the tip of the hat. I'd recommend using a pom pom maker because it's easy and mess free to make.
See videos on how to make pom-poms using various methods such as paper roll, pom pom maker and cut out cardboard paper at; Youtube.com “How to make pom pom”