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Dante’s Hat

I mentioned the little hat I designed and made for my friend’s baby boy in my Yarn Along post this week, and I wanted to share the pattern with you all. I made the 6-12 mo size, but I also have included instructions for 0-6 months and 12-18 months. If you knit this and like it, please share your project on Ravelry or email me to let me know how it goes!

You can also download the PDF of the pattern from Ravelry here.

Dante’s Hat

Materials:

  • Worsted or DK weight yarn (KnitPicks Comfy Worsted suggested)
  • Size 4.0 mm/US 6 double pointed needles, or size to get gauge
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends and attaching tassel (optional)

Gauge:

  • 16 st and 24 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stockinette stitch

Sizes:

  • 0-6 months(6-12 months, 12-18 months)
  • Sizes are calculate based on average infant head sizes

Abbreviations:

  • CO = cast on
  • K = knit
  • P = purl
  • K2tog = knit two together
  • P2tog = purl two together
  • SSK = slip, slip, knit (decrease)
  • SSK-PSSO = slip 2 stitches, knit one stitch, pass slipped stitches over knit stitch (decrease by 2)

Method:

  1. CO 56(68, 76) stitches
  2. K one round
  3. P one round
  4. K rounds until work measures 3(3.5, 4) inches or 7.5(9, 10) centimeters from cast on edge (you may need to unroll the edge a bit to measure)
  5. *K6(8, 9), P1, K7(8, 9), repeat from * until end of round
  6. *K5(7, 8), P1, K1, P1, K6(7, 8), repeat from * until end of round
  7. *K1, K2tog, K1(3, 4), P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2(3, 4), SSK, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  8. *K2(4, 5), P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3(4, 5), repeat from * until end of round

0-6 month size:

  1. *K1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3tog, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  2. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  3. *K1, P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P2tog, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  4. *K2, P1, K1, P1, K2, repeat from * until end of round
  5. *K1, K2tog, P1, SSK, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  6. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  7. *K1, SSK-PSSO, K1, repeat from * until end of round

6-12 month size:

  1. *K1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, SKK, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  2. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  3. *K1, P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2tog, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  4. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  5. *K1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, SSK, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  6. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  7. *K1, P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P2tog, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  8. *K2, P1, K1, P1, K2, repeat from * until end of round
  9. *K1, K2tog, P1, SSK, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  10. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  11. *K1, SSK-PSSO, K1, repeat from * until end of round

12-18 month size:

  1. *K1, K2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, SSK, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  2. *K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, repeat from * until end of round
  3. *K1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, SSK, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  4. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  5. *K1, P2tog, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P2tog, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  6. *K2, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K2, repeat from * until end of round
  7. *K1, K2tog, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, SSK, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  8. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  9. *K1, P2tog, K1, p1, K1, P2tog, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  10. *K2, P1, K1, P1, K2, repeat from * until end of round
  11. *K1, K2tog, P1, SSK, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  12. *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * until end of round
  13. *K1, SSK-PSSO, K1, repeat from * until end of round

 

Break yarn leaving a 6-inch tail. Thread yarn through final live stitches and pull tight. Tie off inside hat.

Optional: Add a tassel and attach with extra yarn.

Wash and block, weave in all ends.

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