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 15" / 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 76 stitches. Join circle and place a stitch marker. Work the 2x2 rib for 1".
2. Decrease one stitch by working a k2TOG, knit to the end of the row, 75 stitches. Now work stockinette stitch until work measures 3" from end of 2x2 rib. Remember that when you work stockinette in the round, you are knitting every round.
3. When the hat measures 4" from the cast on edge, knit a row, placing a stitch marker after every 15 stitches. This is round 1 in the chart below.
4. Shape the Crown - Now you will begin decreases to shape the crown. Decreases are worked as a k2TOG before each marker. Work a series of decreases every other round, knitting a round after each decrease round. Continue until you have 45 stitches, (9 stitches between each stitch marker,) ending on a decrease round. This is round 12 in the chart below.
5. Begin the Star - Follow the chart below to begin knitting the star in white. You will also begin decreasing every round, decreases are worked as a k2TOG before each stitch marker. Change 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.