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Sometimes you just need a pattern that will give you instant gratification. Here it is! Make it in a flash and check off "baby gift" from your list of to-do's.
This is an easy to knit cable baby hat - a great intro to cables if you've never tried them before. The luxe merino wool/cashmere blend yarn is a joy to work with and makes the hat a very classy baby gift. PLUS, it's a one-ball knitting project (for the 2 smaller sizes)!
Decreasing is done decoratively so the view from the top looks great!
Included in the pattern is the matching hat for a Care Bear (or other deserving toy!). Too sweet.
Finished Knit Measurements: 14 ¾ (16, 17 ¾, 19)" circumference x 5 ¾ (6, 6 ¼, 6 ¾)" height to fit sizes 3-6 months (6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months).
Yarn Used: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran (55% Merino Wool/33% Microfiber/12% Cashmere; 1.75oz/50g [98.5yds/90m] per ball): 1 (1, 2, 2) ball(s) in Camel #505. [TOY Size uses approx. 10g (18m) of yarn.]
Pattern Gauge: 16 stitches = 4" and 24 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch on Size 9 [5.5mm] needles.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A medium, worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 4 1/2 stitches = 1" on US size 8 [5mm] needles..
Total Yardage Required: Approximately 98.5 (98.5, 197, 197) yds [90 (90, 180, 180) m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
Red Heart Ltd. Soft Yarn Solids
Valley Yarns Valley Superwash
Bernat Cottontots Solid
Peace Fleece Worsted
Jo Sharp Silkroad Aran
Wendy Peter Pan Double Knit
Rowan RYC Cashsoft Aran
Lion Brand Wool-Ease Solid
Debbie Bliss Cotton Cashmere
If you have a yarn substitute to suggest for this project, email us!
Knitting Needles Used: Size 9 [5.5mm] needles.
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Posted by Maisie on 24th Dec 2013
I couldn't resist this pattern, it is easy to follow and I just love the little bear cap as I also make doll clothes!
Posted by Michelle on 4th Oct 2013
So glad I found this pattern. I'm probably best rated as an "easy +" knitter so it was wonderful to find something that challenged me just enough but still gave great results. Thank you for posting the free pattern!!
Posted by Amy on 11th Mar 2013
This was my first beanie and my first try at cables. It was so easy to follow and I love the boxes to check off for each row, very helpful!
Posted by Unknown on 27th Aug 2012
I make a lot of baby hats. This one looked so sweet, just had to have it!