09 May 2013

pluscious baby cap pattern...

the pluscious hat...

designed by request for a customer's grandson...the hat needed to be totally washable and able to withstand the dryer...

the yarn is Pluscious, by Cascade...
100% polyester, completely machine washable, this yarn creates a plush, soft fabric that should be lovely for baby 
(though, honestly, I always prefer natural fibers)...

so...here is the pattern! for those times when you need a quick, cute baby gift for someone that you KNOW wants something that can go in the washer and dryer...

one skein of yarn should yield three little hats...make one for a friend and two for charity!

pluscious baby cap...
                             by pamela w allen


1-skein Pluscious by Cascade yarns
1-US8 (5mm) 16” circular
1-US8 (5mm) set of dpn’s
Darning/sewing needle
Four-hole button


Cast on 55 stitches. 
Rows 1-6:  Work back-and-forth in garter stitch.
Row 7:  Bind off 5, Knit to end.  Do not turn work.  Join to knit in round.
Work in stockinette, knitting every round, until work measures approximately 4 inches.
Crown shaping:
1st round:  *Knit 8, k2tog; repeat from *--45 stitches remain.
Even rounds:  Knit.
3rd round:  *Knit  7, k2tog;  repeat from *--40 stitches remain.
Continue to decrease  5 stitches every other round until you have 15 stitches, then decrease 5 stitches every round until 5 stitches remain.   K2tog, then knit the remaining 4 stitches in i-cord for 1-1.5 inches (or longer if you wish to knot it).  Break yarn, pull through stitches and secure well on inside.
Weave in ends.  Tack flap down.  Center the four-hole button over the flap and, using the Pluscious yarn, sew onto the band by crossing the stitches diagonally, creating a little “puff” in the center (as below).

 et voilà !!!

this pattern has not been test-knit...please let me know if you find an error!

pamela w allen designs

© 2013 pamela w allen designs... this pattern may be used for personal, non-commercial personal or charity use only. It is not to be used in any publication, nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without written permission.


  1. Awesome post!This little hat really is charming. I think you have a gift. I'm going to poke around a little more, here, if you don't mind. I love it when people are brave and selfless enough to share what they can do. Thank you


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