Saturday, October 6, 2012

Unique Pumpkin Baby Hat Pattern

 Hi all.....
Don't get confused with the title this is just a photograph for all you peeping bloggers.
As the rule of blogging a picture. So there it is...a Zinnia..Ooooo!
Okay all you little sneaky people...popping in my blog to see what's new!

Well this time I have something really cool! Cleaning out my studio I came across an old page of a pattern someone gave me awhile back. Who...heck I don't remember...I can't remember what I ate yesterday let alone where the heck this pattern came from...all I know...
It's a little pumpkin baby hat,only this one is unique. I made one the last week only didn't capture a photograph before I sent in to a friend, to give to another friend who had a baby. Gosh, I am glad that's over with....

Anyway somewhere along the line I am sure to slip a stitch as usual.
It's in this gals DNA to knit and always leave a mistake in creating, not to mention slipping stitches in life.
Should you be one of those sneaky little people popping in and reading my blog, then you understand my slipped stitches in life. If not and your new to reading my blog, start back at the beginning, I'm more than sure you will get a laugh. Thus, understanding what I mean.
Alright..lets get busy, you can knit along with me, however you must promise you will pay it forward. Every hat you knit for your child, you must knit one for a preemie, find a NICU near you and send it to them. More than one I am sure would be welcome.
Intermediate Level
(9 small up to 2.25 lbs.)
(10 medium 2.5- 4 lbs.)
(11 large 4-6 lbs.)
(12 Small- Newborn)
(14 medium - 3-6 months)
(16 large - 12 months)
#4 medium weight yarn
3.5 ounces, 170 yards
100 grams, 156 meters - per skein
Orange, Green, and Lt. Green - 1 of each color
set of 5 double pointed knitting needles
size 8 (5mm) or sizes needed for gauge
split - ring marker
yarn needle
GUAGE- In stockinette stitch - knit every round, 16 sts and 24 rounds = 4" (10cm")
In pattern (not stretched) 15 sts = 2 1/2" (6.25cm)

TECHNIQUES - Increase/K2 tog/P2 tog

TERMS - ZEROS to consolidate the length of an involved pattern, zeros are sometimes used so that all sizes can be combined. For example, increase every sixth row 5(1-0) time (s) means the first size would increase 5 times, the second size would increase once, and the largest size would do nothing.

BODY- With orange , cast on (40-45-50) this is preemie sizes or (55-60-65) this is small, medium, and large, sts. Divide stitches evenly onto 4 double pointed needles. Place a marker around the first stitch to indicate beginning of the round.

RND 1- (K3,P2) around. Repeat Rnd 1 until body measures approximately (3-31/2-4) in preemie sizses. In standard S-M-L (5-6-61/2)

RND 1 - K1, with Green, K1 *with orange K1,P2,K1 with Green K1; repeat form* around to last 3 sts, with Orange K1, P2.
RND 2 - *With green K3, with Orange P2; repeat from * around; cut orange.
RND 3- (K3,P2 tog) around (32-36-40) sts in preemie sizes. (44-48-52)sts in S,M,L
RND 4 - (K2, K2 tog) around; (24-27-30) sts in preemie sizes (33-36-39) sts in S,M,L
RND 5 - (K2 tog,K1) around; (16-18-200 sts in preemie sizes (22-24-26) sts in S,M,L
RND 6 - K2 tog around. (16-18-20) sts in preemie sizses (11-12-13) sts in S, M, L
RND 7 - K (0-1-0) refer to zeros term above- K2 tog around; slip remaining sts onto one double pointed needle: (4-5-5) sts in preemie sizes (6-6-7) sts in S,M,L

Rows 1-8: Knit across, do not turn; slide sts to opposite end of needle.
Bind off all sts in knit.

Row 1- (right side) Increase, K1, increase: 5 sts.
Row 2 - K2, P1, K2
Row 3 - Increase, K3, increase: 7 sts.
Row 4 - K3, P1, K3
Row 5 - Knit across
Row 6-11: Repeat rows 4 and 5, 3 times
Row 12 - K2 tog, K3, K2 tog: 5 sts.
Row 13 - K2, P1, K2
Row 14 - K2 tog, K1, K2 tog: 3 sts.
Row 15 - K1, P1, K1
Row 16 - K2 tog, K1: 2 sts.
Row 17 K2 tog: one st.

Cut yarn, pull end through last st. Thread yarn needle with long end from cast on, sew leaf at base of stem.
With Lt. Green , cast on 12 sts.
Row 1 - Increase in each st across: 24 sts.
Bind off all sts in knit, leaving a long end for sewing.
Thread yarn needle with long end. Sew tendril at base of stem by leaf.

Have fun knitting away!


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