Saturday, January 12, 2008

Kyla's Rose Hat

Kyla's Rose Hat

My step-granddaughter (and no I'm really not old enough to be a Grandma at 30) was born recently, and with the weather cool I wanted to make her a nice soft cap to keep her little head warm. I also wanted to try this stitch I found, which turned out to be really cute! I made it a little long so it can be work brim down on really cold days or up on not so cold days.

US #8 double point needles
1 skein Bernat Natural Blend Cashmere in Petal
Stitch Marker
Yarn Needle

Stitch Pattern:
Rose Stitch adapted from "The Harmony Guides: 450 Knitting Stitches"
k1b = knit 1 through the back
* * = repeat between *'s for entire round

Row 1 - *k1, k1b*
Row 2 - *p1, k1*
Row 3 - *k1b, k1*
Row 4 - *k1, p1*

4 1/2 sts X 6 rows = 1"

Cast on 56 stiches using knitted cast on. Place marker and join to begin working in the round. Work k2, p2 ribbing for 1 1/2". Begin rose stitch and work in pattern until hat measures 4 1/2 to 5" from edge. Begin decreases.

Decrease Rounds:
1 - *(p1, k1) 5 times, p2tog, k2tog*
2 - *k1b, k1*
3 - *(k1, p1) 4 times, k2tog, p2tog*
4 - *k1, k1b*
5 - *(p1, k1) 3 times, p2tog, k2tog*
6 - *k1b, k1*
7 - *(k1, p1) 2 times, k2tog, p2tog*
8 - *k1, k1b*
9 - *p1, k1, p2tog, k2tog*
10 - *k1b, k1*
11 - *p2tog, k2tog* to last 2 sts, p2tog

Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches, pull tight. Weave in ends and enjoy!

Tips: has great instructions for cast on methods and working in the round.

This pattern is free for personal use only. Please do not use for profit unless all proceeds go to charity.