This month's theme at Designer Crafts Connection is "wishes." I can't think of a better wish than for a better and brighter future for the children of our world. I designed this shooting star baby cap with them in mind.
Finished size 16" / Infant 0-6 months
You will need:
Lion Brand Yarn Baby Wool in Medium Dusty Blue and Creamy Off White
#7 (4.5mm) 16" circular knitting needles
#7 (4.5mm) double-pointed knitting needles
5 stitches = 1" / 6 rows = 1"
Stockinette: Knit every round
2x2 rib: *K2, P2* repeat from * to * ending with a P2
1. With blue, cast on 75 stitches. Join circle and place a stitch marker. Work the 2x2 rib for 1".
2. Work stockinette stitch for the next 3.5". Remember that when you work stockinette in the round, you are knitting every round.
3. When the hat measures 5" from the cast on edge, begin decreases to shape the crown.
4. Shape the Crown - Knit another row, placing a stitch marker after every 15 stitches. Work a series of decreases every other round. Decreases are worked as a k2TOG before each marker. Knit a round between each decrease round.
5. Begin the Star - Follow the chart, changing to double pointed needles when necessary.
6. When 5 stitches remain on the needles, break the yarn and pull it through the stitches. Tighten this circle and weave in the end on the inside of the hat. Weave in all other tails.
7. Cut a 24" length of cream, thread the tapestry needle and chain stitch the "tail" to your shooting star. Weave in all ends.
This post is from May 2014. I recently switched blogging platforms and migrated my most popular posts. I lost all the comments in the process. So if you've seen this pattern and made a comment in the past, I do apologize. Leave me a new one! As always, if you see an error or have a suggestion, let me know.