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Ruffle Hat For Kids Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Ruffle Hat For Kids Knitting Pattern

The ruffle brim on this cute hat for kids is knit in garter stitch. Stitches are then decreased for the body of the hat. If you wish, you can knit it all in the same color and you will need only one ball. The hat fits kids about ages 3 through 8.

Gauge:
12 sts and 16 rows=4" in St st

Materials:
Size 10 US (6 mm) 16" circular and double points or size needed to obtain gauge
Iceland by Crystal Palace Yarns
1 ball - Color 9575 Circus (Color A)
1 ball - Color 0022 Pumpkin (Color B)
109 yds/100 grams
100% Wool

Size:
Fits kids about ages 3 through 8.

Instructions:

With Color A, CO 87 sts on circular needle. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Mark beg of round.

Knit in garter stitch 6 rnds (knit one rnd and purl the next).
Dec: *k1, k2tog; rep around - 58 sts
Cut Color A.
With Color B, knit in St st (knit every rnd) for 5½".

Ruffle Hat For Kids Knitting Pattern Crown Decrease
Change to double points when sts no longer fit on circular needle.

Rnd 1: k1, *k5, k2tog; rep from *, end k1 - 50 sts
Rnd 2: k
Rnd 3: k1, *k4, k2tog; rep from *, end k1 - 42 sts
Rnd 4: k
Rnd 5: k1, *k3, k2tog; rep from *, end k1 - 34 sts
Rnd 6: k
Rnd 7: k1, *k2, k2tog; rep from *, end k1 - 26 sts
Rnd 8: k1, *k2tog around, end k1 - 14 sts
Rnd 9: k2tog around - 7 sts

Finishing
Cut yarn, leaving long tail. Thread through tapestry needle and thread through each rem st on needle as if to purl, taking sts off needle. Pull tightly to close top of hat. Weave in ends on WS.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.


Also see Knit A Bit, for patterns by Barbara Breiter