Part of being a military spouse is learning to be ok with being alone much of the time, possibly even when giving birth. I'd like to think that opening up a gift and finding a handmade baby hat inside might make some mother-to-be's day a little bit better, so I'm going to do my part and make as many of these cute little hats as I can manage before the deadline.
Now a bit about the pattern:
With this pattern you can design your own hats for charity and simple gifts. Five brim designs, three crown designs, plus optional stripes and color blocking choices will give you endless possibilities. Sizes range from newborn to adult large.
Brim designs include: 1x1 rib, 2x2 rib, rolled brim, picot hem, and scallop edge.
Crown designs include: square, basic round, and stem.
Hats are meant to be worn with 1-2” negative ease.
newborn (up to 3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months)[1-5 years, 6 years-adult small, adult medium-adult large]
To fit head size: 13.5 (15-16, 16-17, 17-18)[18-20, 20-22, 22-24]”
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Circumference: 12 (13.5, 15.25, 16.75)[18.5, 20, 21.5]”
Length: 5 (6, 6.25, 6.75)[7.25, 8, 8.75]”
Worsted weight acrylic or wool yarn. If hat is for a charity I would suggest using acrylic or superwash wool for easy laundering.
Approximate yardage needed: 50 (70, 80, 95)[115, 135, 160] yds.
US #7/4.5mm 16” circular needle and/or set of 5 double pointed needles
US #6/4 mm 16” circular needle and/or set of 5 double pointed needles
Adjust needle size to get correct gauge.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
One removable/locking stitch marker or safety pin
20 sts and 26 rounds= 4” in Stockinette stitch in the round on larger needles.
working in the round
long tail cast on
loop cast on