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Jester Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

Designed by Cathy Campbell

Jester Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

This adorable baby hat knitting pattern knits up quickly on big needles. It fits newborns and is 16" in circumference. To make a larger hat, add 1 or more stitches to each third of the hat.

Gauge:
12 sts=4 inches in St st

Materials:
Iceland by Crystal Palace Yarns
1 skein Color #7243 Picnic
100% Australian Merino Wool
109 yards/100 grams
Size 10½ US (6.5 mm) 16" circular needles and/or double points
Tapestry needle

Instructions:

CO 48 sts on either circular or double pointed needles and join.
Work k2 p2 rib for 1½".
Change to St st and work even until piece measures 6½".
Divide the first 16 sts between two double pointed needles, leaving the rest on either the circular or the other double pointed needles.
Work Kitchener Stitch over those 16 st until 3 sts remain.
Work I-cord over these 3 sts for 4". Cut yarn, thread through tapestry needle, thread through sts, take off needle and pull to close.
Repeat two more times. Weave in ends on WS. Tie each I-cord into a knot.

Kitchener Stitch:
Break a good length of yarn off and thread a yarn needle. With RS facing and holding one double-pointed needle at the front and one at the back, insert yarn needle into first st on front needle PURLWISE. Then insert yarn needle into first st on back needle KNITWISE. *Next, insert yarn needle KNITWISE into first st on front needle, pull it off the needle, and insert yarn needle into second st on front needle PURLWISE. Next, insert yarn needle PURLWISE into first st on back needle, pull the st off the needle, and insert yarn needle into the second st on back needle KNITWISE. Repeat from * until three sts remain.

©Crystal Palace Yarns and used with their permission.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.