25 August 2009

raspberry sorbet cloche...

I offer this pattern to any who wishes to knit a cute, quick and comfortable baby hat (not for commercial use, of course).  Please let me know what you think!
raspberry sorbet cloche
baby hat


❉ Rowan PureLife organic cotton DK—one skein brazilwood (color A) and one skein quebracho bark (color B).

❉ Size 4 16” circular

❉ Set of double pointed needles in size 4

❉ Darning needle

Gauge: 5.25 stitches per inch. Finished hat measures 16” in circumference.

Note: For larger size, cast on 92 stitches and knit according to directions, decreasing one stitch after completing the eyelet insert. When shaping crown, you will knit 11, K2tog around on your first decrease row.

With circular needles, using color A, cast on 84 stitches. Join work carefully and place marker if you wish. Knit, knit, knit around for 2". Using color B, knit one round, then purl one round. Eyelet row: Knit 2, yarn over, knit two together--repeat all the way around. Purl one row. With color A, knit until work measures approximately 5". Begin shaping crown, decreasing 7 stitches evenly (step-by-step directions are below) every other row until you have 21 stitches left, then decrease every row until 7 stitches remain. Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches—tack down well. Weave in ends. To make bow: make twisted cord with two strands of each color; knot ends and trim….tie bow and tack securely to side of hat…Et voilà

❉ step-by-step directions for shaping crown:

1st decrease round: * Knit 10, Knit two stitches together (K2tog) repeat from * to end of *round—77 stitches remain

2nd and all even rounds: Knit

3rd round: *Knit 9, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round—70 stitches remain

5th round: *Knit 8, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round—63 stitches remain

7th round: *Knit 7, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round—56 stitches remain

9th round: *Knit 6, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round—49 stitches remain


11th round: *Knit 5, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round—42 stitches remain

13th round: *Knit 4, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round—35 stitches remain

15th round: *Knit 3, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round—28 stitches remain

17th round: *Knit 2, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round—21 stitches remain

18th round: *Knit 1, K2tog, repeat from * to end of round—14 stitches remain

19th round: K2tog to end of round—7 stitches remain

© 2009 pamela w allen designs.... I am happy to share this pattern with knitters. It may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication, nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without written permission.

Questions and comments may be directed to: pwadesign@aol.com

23 August 2009

oh! what a tangled mess I've made..

...but soon my busy fingers will finish knitting it into something useful..this is one of the things that I love about knitting...creating things that protect  heads, that carry  belongings, that comfort  feet, that gently envelope babies with warmth...I enjoy making things that will be used...


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