Baby Hat Trick (Plus One)

April 13th, 2007 | View Comments

Ribbing-based baby hats

Pattern: Original
Yarn: Elann Peruvian Highland Wool, oddballs

Needles: Addi Turbos, US 5 (3.75mm) and US 7 (4.5mm)

Here’s what became of the oddballs. Total oddball use: 186 grams, or about 370 yards. There was some referring to the Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns for measurements, but otherwise I mostly just winged it, weighing the yarn as I went to make sure I had enough to finish each hat.

The cabled hat is designed to go with the cable and rib hoodie. The purple and yellow hat is evidence that I am a bad Wisconsinite, otherwise I would have noticed much, much earlier that I was committing the cardinal sin of making an item in Minnesota Vikings colors.

Striped baby hats

Both the striped hats are hemmed hats. The orange and red one is about 16″ around, as are the two hats above. According to Ann Budd, that makes them fit for infants 0-6 months. The other one is about 18″ around and should fit babies 6-18 months.

I thought I had been knitting toddler-sized hats the whole time and it came as a great shock to me that these are infant…infant…sizes. It made me cross my legs and marvel that anybody actually tries to give birth. Anyways…

Some firsts while knitting these hats:

One jogless jog Two jogless jog

The one on the right is the one I did first, and while there’s no real jog, there is some telltale wonkiness at the join line. The one on the left looks more jogless, but there’s still some unevenness that gives away where it is. Any suggestions for how to improve the look?

So these hats, along with the cable and rib hoodie, makes five items so far for Afghans for Afghans’s Mother’s Day drive so far. Woo!

Other entries about the oddball baby hats:

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CogKnition posted this on April 13th, 2007 @ 12:21am in Baby Items, Finished Objects, Hats & Mittens, Knitting for Charity | Permalink to "Baby Hat Trick (Plus One)"


  1. Alex says:

    Well, if even Eunny doesn’t do make it look perfectly even, there isn’t much hope for us mortals. Ha! (I kid, I kid.) But spirals will always be spirals.

    And the infant head size…yeah. It kinda reminds me of the fact that I winced through the entirety of a certain scene in Children of Men.

  2. EVE says:

    Love the pom poms!

  3. Eve says:

    Oops, didn’t mean to scream my name there. Caps lock was on.

  4. You’re definitely inspiring me to try the jogless jog trick!