Free Doll Hat Knitting Pattern
Materials: Bernat Baby Sport DK weight yarn (100% acrylic), 1255 yards (1148 meters) / 350 gr, color Light Lilac – 1 ball or about 15 yards. (A)
Fun Fur by Lion Brand (100% polyester), 64 yards (59 meters)/ 50 gr, color Lavender – left-overs, or about 10 yards (B)
Needles: US # 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles (dpn) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge: 16 sts = 4" (10 cm)
Stockinette stitch in rounds:
all rounds knit.
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
The hat is worked bottom-up, in the round, seamlessly on double-pointed needles.
With yarn A, cast on 60 sts. Distribute evenly on dpn, join into round, mark the beginning of the round.
Knit 15 rounds with yarn A. Work rounds 16-25 with yarn B for the even rounds and yarn A for the odd rounds. From round 26, start working decreases.
Round 26: yarn B *k8, k2tog - rep from * 6 times = 54 sts
Work rounds 27-29 alternating colors as established (round 27 yarn A, round 28 yarn B, round 29 yarn A).
Round 30: yarn B, *k7, k2tog - rep from * 6 times = 48 sts
Work rounds 31 - 33 alternating colors as established.
Round 34: yarn B, *k6, k2tog - rep from * 6 times = 42 sts
Round 35, yarn A, knit.
Round 36: yarn B, *k5, k2tog - rep from * 6 times = 36 sts
Round 37, yarn A, knit.
Round 38: yarn B, *k4, k2tog - rep from * 6 times = 30 sts
Round 39, yarn A, knit.
Round 40: yarn B, *k3, k2tog - rep from * 6 times = 24 sts
Round 41, yarn A, knit.
Round 42: yarn B, *k2, k2tog - rep from * 6 times = 18 sts
Round 43, yarn A, knit.
Round 44: yarn B, *k1, k2tog - rep from * 6 times = 12 sts
Cut both yarns, leaving 5" (12 cm) tails. Pull tails through all sts of last row and secure. Weave in the ends.