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Vine Lace Baby Hat

Jun 3, 2007
Views: 126,222
Downloads: 12,016
Comments: 7
File Size: 246.6kB

Designer: Sandi Wiseheart
Published: June 4, 2007
Technique: Bind-offs, Lace, Decreasing
Skill Level: Intermediate

Take a lovely yarn, cast on some stitches, and work a simple (Yes, really! Would we lie to you?) lace stitch for a few inches. Then work some decreases, pull the yarn through the final stitches, and you’re done! It’s hard to resist making baby hats, especially when they are this easy—and when the results look so adorable on cute baby heads. What’s not to love?

Finished Size: 12 (12&189;, 13)” [30.5 (31.5, 33 cm)] head circumference, and 5 (51⁄8, 51⁄4)” [12.5 (13, 13.5) cm] tall from lower brim to top of crown. To fit a preemie (newborn, 3-6 months). Hat shown measures 121⁄2” head circumference.

Yarn: Preemie and 3-6 months: Lana Grossa Cool Wool 2000 (100% superfine merino wool; 175 yd [160 m]/50 g): Girl’s hat: #452 pink. Boy’s hat: #488 olive green. 1 ball will make 2 hats (either size). Newborn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot (60% superwash wool, 25% mohair, 15% nylon; 350 yd [320 m]/100 g): mountain twilight. 1 skein will make 2 hats.

Needles: For preemie (newborn, 3-6 months): Size 2 (3, 4) [2.75 (3.25, 3.5) mm]—set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge: For preemie (newborn, 3-6 months): 27 (26, 25) sts and 34 (32, 30) rnds = 4” in pattern stitch worked in the round, unstretched.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

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on Apr 9, 2010 11:13 AM
on Jan 26, 2010 9:01 AM

So cute! what a sweet little hat- it looks like a fairy hat, like a little flower turned upside-down on the baby's head. Will definitely make a lot of them to donate to charity. We need more free baby patterns from Knitting Daily!

KristinaB wrote
on Sep 4, 2009 1:02 PM

This is a great pattern, I have made several and gone up to a dk yarn and size 8s for a women's size with great success!

MonikaR@2 wrote
on Jun 14, 2009 10:03 PM
It was SUCH fun knitting that hat! Wonderful gift! Now I just hope it'll fit my friend's cute little baby girl ...
Flora wrote
on Feb 5, 2009 1:00 PM
I seem to have missed something. The pattern came out looking right, but the cap is wide and flat. The only way I could keep it on a baby's head is with double-stick tape. Any idea what I'd need to do to lengthen it by a couple of inches?
ClaireH wrote
on Oct 2, 2008 5:40 AM

Very nice little hat.  I made one in under 24 hours for a baby shower gift.

Chris wrote
on Aug 9, 2008 11:24 AM

I enjoyed this pattern very much. I only occasionally droped a yo.