Thursday, June 11, 2009

umbilical cord hat

hat i made for baby girl. it's called the umbilical cord hat, here's the pattern:

-us 7 (4.5mm) 16'' circular needle
-us 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles (set of 5)
-stitch markers

using circular needle, CO 64 sts. k 1 row. join ends, being careful not to twist the sts. k until hat meas 5'' from the CO row.

next row: *k8, pm; rep from * to end.

you should have 8 groups of sts between 7 markers.

*with a dpn, k 16 sts off the circular needle and onto the dpn, being careful to slip the st marker between the sts; rep from * 3 times more. when you reach the end of the row, you will have placed 16 sts and 1 marker on each of four dpns.

now, in each successive rnd, you will k tog the last 2 sts before the marker or the end of the needle as foll:

rnd 1: *k6, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd-56 sts.

rnd 2: *k5, k2otg; rep from * to end of rnd-48 sts.

rnd 3: *k4, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd-40 sts.

rnd 4: *k3, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd-32 sts.

rnd 5: *k2, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd-24 sts.

rnd 6: *k1, k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd-16 sts.

rnd 7: *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd, remove markers-8 sts.

rnd 8: *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd-4 sts.

slip rem 4 sts onto one dpn. knit 6'' of I-cord. break yarn, thread it onto a yarn needle, and pull the length through the remains 4 sts, drawing the I-cord to a close, then draw the loose end down inside the I-cord to finish. tie the I-cord into a knot and weave in any loose ends.

thanks to jennifer l. jones and the stitch' n bitch book :)

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