Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Tuttie Cutie Fruity Hats
These hats are way cute for a baby gift and they are super simple to make.
You can make Lemon, peach,apple, tomato, strawberry, pumpkin, eggplant (or grape) just depends on what color you like.
preemie use size 6 needles
Newborn-3 months size 8 needles
*size 3 needles for leaves
yarn i used was: plymouth yarn "Encore" knitting worsted weight 75% acrylic 25% wool
Cast on 54 stitches and work in stockinette stitch for about 4 inches. Begin decreasing for the crown as follows
K 7, k 2 tog
K 6, k 2 tog
K 5, k 2 tog
K 4, k 2 tog
K 3, k 2 tog
K 2, k 2 tog
K 1, k 2 tog
(this is where I switch to green)
Then keep in stockinette until the stem is as long as you like. I normally leave about 6 stitches on the needle so the stem doesn't look "pointy" then just cast off the 6 left on the needle.
How to make the Leaves:
On size 3 needles cast on 3 stitches and work 2 rows in garter stitch,
Continue in garter stitch increasing at each end of the next two rows (7 stitches).
Work 5 rows, then decrease 1 stitch at each end for the next 2 rows (3 stitches).
slip the next stitch to other needle, knit 2 together, and bind off.