Thursday, March 26, 2009

Baby Slouch Pattern

Hi Knitters,
Added later: look at these posts to see the hat on a newborn size doll and a real live baby!

Baby Slouch...because every baby needs to be hip! is here for the taking. Here is some information you may like to know:
Yarn: Crystal Palace Mini Mochi (sample is knit in color #101) 1 ball, 195 yards.
Mini Mochi is a sock/fingering weight yarn. 
Any sock weight yarn will work great. Use up your extra sock yarn with this project.

Note about the yarn amount: I made the sample in the smallest size and I had a generous amount of yarn leftover. I am assuming one ball will be enough for all sizes, however, the largest size might possibly need 2 balls. When someone knits up a Baby Slouch in the largest size, please let me know if you made it with one or two balls. I think it will be close either way.
Sizes: 0-6 mths (6-12 mths, toddler, child)
This is a stretchy, snug fitting hat with up to and even a little over 2 inches of negative ease. The sizes in inches are as follows: 13.5 (14.75, 16, 17.25).
Needles: US size 3 sixteen-inch and a set of 4 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge.
Gauge: 6.5 stitches per inch in stockinette
Skill level: easy, easy!
Skills needed:
working in the round with circular and double-pointed needles (or magic loop if you prefer)
cast on
knit stitch
purl stitch
k2tog (knit 2 stitches together)
m1 (make one)
Although the gauge is on the finer side this hat is so simple in construction that it is a total no-brainer, so easy and relatively quick. This is a good beginner project using only a few easy techniques.

If you are interested in purchasing the pattern please click on the "Buy Now" button below. The pattern is $4.50 and will come your way via email with an attached pdf. Please allow a bit of time for me to email you the pattern.

Thanks, Knitters, and I can't wait to see your Baby Slouches. 
Slouch away!
best, susie