Knit Newborn Hat

Knitted Newborn Hat

Materials:
Soft Worsted weight yarn –
About 2 oz main color (MC)
and 3/4 oz contrasting color (CC)
Size 8 Needles

Directions:
CO 54 in CC
Work 1” in seed stitch (row 1, k1, p1 across – remaining rows k all p sts, p all k sts)
Change to MC
Next:  Beginning with knit work 3 rows in stockinette
Next:  Work 2 rows in knit
Next:  Beginning with p, work 6 rows in stockinette
Next:  Work 2 rows in knit
Next:  Beginning with p, work in stockinette until hat measures 5” from beginning, ending with a p row.
Decrease row:  (K2 tog, k next 5) across.
Next row:  P across.
Decrease row:  (K2 tog, k next 4) across.
Last row:  P across.
Cut yarn, leaving a long end for sewing.  Thread tapestry needle and weave yarn through top stitches, pull tight to gather.  Sew seam.  Add pompom if you wish.

(c)Heartfelt Creations 2003

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