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Fauxhawk Baby Hat


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Pity the punk babies. They have no hair. They have no control over what they get dressed in - and so they're stuck with duckies or puppies. All they can do to show their true colors is to yell (which they do well)! Help support the inner punk in your little one by knitting a skullcap complete with a faux fur fauxhawk. The inspiration for this hat came on a bus trip across campus. A young man in front of me had the most amazingly colored, fuzzy Mohawk. I was not the only one staring, though I may have been the only one trying to derive a hat from his head. Then I looked down at my newborn, and it hit me - while I could never in a million years get my attorney husband to wear a hat like that, my child wouldn't have a choice! Note: Hat is worked flat, then grafted along the top and seamed down the side. Suggested modification: If you want the fur to stand out even more, work the fur stripe in reverse stockinette stitch (purl on right side rows) and the "skin" in regular stockinette stitch (knit on right side rows). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit flat Basic decreases Seaming Grafting with Kitchener stitch GAUGE 18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Preemie, 0-3mo, 3-6mo, 6-24mo

Supplies Needed

  • 50-100yd worsted weight yarn
  • 20-50yd eyelash or fur yarn
  • US8 (5mm) knitting needles

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Katherine Vaughan Designs
Katherine Vaughan Designs
I’m a lifelong knitter, from a family of knitters, gardeners, seamstresses, and sailors (yes, even the men!) - who also happen to be doctors, scientists, priests, and businesspeople (yes, even the women!). I like to design baby blankets, accessories for children, adults, and the home, and garments for children and adults. You can find my patterns through my indie line here on Craftsy or in a variety of print and online magazines and books. I happily work with local yarn stores, crafters, and indie dyers: please contact me to start a conversation about how we can support each other! I’m a certified knitting teacher, accomplished technical editor for knitting patterns, and in my daily life am an academic science librarian.