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Ruffled Knitted Sunhat with Knitted Flower »
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Whimsical, Cute, Mod, Casual
1 Skein Bernat Softee Baby Main color 2 Skeins or 2 scraps - Bernat Softee Baby Contrasting color #8 16 circular needle #9 16 circular needle #8 Double pointed needles (DPN) Stitch Marker Tapestry needle G/6 Crochet hook
What was your inspiration?
I just love making quick and easy children's hats!
What are you most proud of?
This is just too cute! The little sunhat (for every season) is quite stretchy and may begin to fit babies as early as three months and still fit up to possibly two years. (The little model pictured is actually 25 months!
It is knit on circular needles in the round with very soft acrylic yarn, which makes it machine washable (it is suggested that you let it air dry). There are no irritating seams to sew or to bother your childs head.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
For those who love knitting in the round, it is quite easy and quick to knit. The pattern uses a garter stitch for all of the hat and rose (on circular needles, this will mean knit one row, purl one row; on the leaf it will be all knit stitches). The border on the ruffle is half-double crochet and single crochet.
The pattern is linked to ravelry.com for an instant pattern download. I also have it listed on on etsy.com (25 cents less, but there may be up to a 24 hour wait for me to actually email the pdf file).