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Friday, October 5, 2012

Pumpkin Baby Set

There's just something adorable about a cute little hat on a baby's head. Since knitting baby hats takes no time at all, you can have one (or more!) for every holiday.
This pumpkin hat is designed for newborns to babies of about 12 months, depending on the size of baby's head. It's practical, since it's getting cool most places by the end of October, and it makes a great quick "costume" with the addition of a Halloween colored onesie. Booties and mittens to match.

0-3 months (3-6 months) (6-12 months) When only one number is given, it applies to all
100grm Orange Double Knit yarn (8 ply yarn. (11wpi) )
50grm Green Double Knit yarn (8 ply yarn. (11wpi) )
3.75mm Knitting Needles
4mm knitting Needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Tapestry Needle

4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm.) in stockinette stitch: 22 stitches x 28 rows with larger needles.

K: knit
P: purl
M1: make 1 by knitting front and back of next stitch.
K2tog: knit 2 stitches together
K2togtbl: knit 2 stitches together through the back of loop.

0-3 months – hat circumference approx 12” (30cm) - fits head size up to 14” (35cm)
3-6 months – hat circumference approx 13” (33cm) - fits head size 14-16” (35-40cm)
6-12 months - hat circumference approx 14” (36cm) - fits head size 16-18” (40-45cm)



Using your smaller needles and Orange yarn cast on 66(72)(78), place stitch marker and join to begin knitting in the round.
Work 8 rows in stockinette stitch
Change to your larger needles and continue in stockinette until the hat measures 4 ¼,(4 ¾)(5) ins (11,(12)(13)cm)
Next Round: [K2tog,K4] to end 55(60)(65)sts
Knit 1 round
Next Round: [K2tog, K3] to end 44(48)(52)sts
Knit 1 round
Next Round: [K2tog, K2] to end 33(36)(39)sts
Knit 1 round
Next Round: Change to green [K2tog, K1] to end 22(24)(26)sts
Knit 1 round
Next Round: [K2tog] to end 11(12)(13)sts
Knit 1 round
Next Round: [K2tog, K1] 3(4)(4) times, K2(0)(1)sts 8(8)(9)sts
Knit 1 Round
Cut the yarn, leaving a tail about 3feet long. Close the top of the hat by drawing yarn through all but 4 of the remaining stitches. Pull tight and fasten securely on the inside. Bring the yarn back through to the outside, just to the right of the needle containing the 4 remaining stitches. Work 4-st I-cord* for 1.5 inches and fasten off by drawing thread through stitches, pulling tight and fastening securely.
Weave in ends.


Finished Measurements:
Sole measures 3 (3.75, 4.5)inches 8 (10, 12)cm

Using your larger needles and orange yarn cast on 25 (29,35)sts
Row 1 (RS) (K1, inc, K9(11,14), inc) twice, k1 29,33,39 sts
Row 2,4,6 & 8 knit
Row 3, (k1, inc, k11(13,16), inc) twice, k1 33,37,43 sts
Row 5, (k1, inc, k13(15,18), inc) twice, k1 37,41,47 sts
Row 7, k17(19,22), inc, k1,inc, k17(19,22) 39,43,49 sts
Work next 6 rows even (garter st)

Shape Instep
Set up row, K22(24,28), k2togtbl, turn, leaving remaining sts unworked
Row 1, (WS) sl1, p5(5,7), p2tog, turn
Row 2, (RS) sl1, k5(5,7), k2togtbl, turn
Repeat Rows 1&2 until 9(11,10)sts remain on each side 25,29,29sts
Next Row (RS) knit across instep and next 9(11,10)sts
Next Row, purl across
Next Row knit across
Repeat last 2 rows one more time increasing 1 stitch in last row. 26,30,30sts

Change to green and smaller needles work in k2,p2 rib for 2.5 inches (6.5cm) ending on a wrong side row.
Cast off in rib.

Sew foot and back seam, sewing cuff from right side for folded area.
Make a second bootie the same.


0-3 months: 10 cm. (4”) from cuff to tip - 7 cm. (2,75”) wide.
3-6 months: 12 cm. (4,75”) from cuff to tip - 7 cm. (2,75”) wide.
6-12 meses: 14 cm. (5,50”) from cuff to tip - 9 cm. (3,55”) wide.

With your smaller needles Cast on 24 (24) (32) stitches in green yarn.
Continue in k2, p2 ribbing for 3 (3,5) (4) cm. [1,18” (1,38”) (1,58”)]
Next row: change to orange yarn, 0-3 and 3-6 months: k1,m1, *k3, m1* repeat from * to * (now you have 32 st.)
6-12 months: k1, m1, *k4, m1* repeat from * to * (now you have 40 st.)
Next row: purl
continue in stockinette stitch until work measures 10(12) (14) cm [4” (4,75”) (5,50”)] including cuff.
Cut the yarn leaving a long tail for sewing and thread a tapestry needle, then thread through all stitches and pull tightly to close the tip. Sew the side seam.
Weave in ends.

When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.
 Author Unknown