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Jester Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

Designed by Laurie Graham

Baby Jester Hat Knitting Pattern

Knit by Sara

Baby Jester Hat Knitting Pattern

Knit by Nancy Swinburnson

Baby Jester Hat Knitting Pattern

Gauge:
20 sts=4" in St st

Sizes:
0-3 months (6-9 months, 12 months)

Materials:
Needles appropriate to yarn to obtain gauge
3 ounces worsted weight yarn

Instructions

Directions are given in smallest size, larger sizes are in parentheses. Where one number is given it applies to all sizes.

Front:
Starting at lower edge, CO 29 (33, 35) sts and work in k1, p1 rib for 4 inches. (This gives a turned-up rib to double over the ears. If you don't want this, just work 2 inches of ribbing and subtract 2 inches from the final measurement.)
Change to St st.
Continue until piece measures 8½" (9½", 9¾") from beg.
End after purl row.
Next row: Knit 10 (11, 12) sts, place on holder. Knit next 9 (11, 11) sts, turn.
Place rem 10 (11, 12) sts on holder.
Purl across center 9 (11, 11) sts.
Next row: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts; k2tog, k1.
Next row: Purl.
Continue to rep these two rows until 3 sts rem, k3tog, cut yarn and pull through loop to finish.

Make back the same way.

Finishing:
Sew side seams, graft stitches across top on either side of center "point", sew sides of "point" together. Add pom-poms to each point.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.