A New Hat!

We went to a birthday party that was outside this weekend, so I decided that Sam needed a hat that actually fit him (all the ones I’ve made for him are still too big!) so I whipped up a little hat out of some ridiculously soft alpaca yarn.


He wouldn’t sit still for very long, so I had a hard time getting a clear picture.


Ooh, I’d never worked with Alpaca yarn before and it was absolutely dreamy. It’s so soft and silky! I only had one tiny skein on hand, so I needed to use it on a small project and this little hat just fit the ticket.

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2 thoughts on “A New Hat!

  1. Jessica, I just knit it without a pattern, but here’s a bare-bones pattern for you:

    1 skein of worsted weight yarn (I didn’t need much, but I don’t know exact yardage, sorry)
    4 Double Pointed Needles, size 4
    Cast 60 stitches, then join in the round
    Knit 2 purl 2 for 8 rows
    Knit for about 4 inches? (I just sized it up on his head, so I’m not exactly sure, and the hat is actually at a friends house right now so I can’t measure it)
    Decreases: *K8, K2Tog* rep to end of row,
    Knit one row
    *K7, K2Tog* rep to end of row,
    Knit one row
    *K6, K2Tog* rep to end of row,
    Knit one row
    *K5, K2Tog* rep to end of row,
    Knit one row
    *K4, K2Tog* rep to end of row,
    Knit one row
    *K3, K2Tog* rep to end of row,
    Knit one row
    *K2, K2Tog* rep to end of row,
    Knit one row
    *K1, K2Tog* rep to end of row,
    Knit one row
    You should have 12 stitches at this point. Knit 6 more rows.
    *K1 K2tog* rep to end of row.
    Knit for another 2 or 3 inches? Long enough to be able to tie it into a knot. Then cut your yarn with a tail long enough to be pulled through all remaining stitches (Should be 9 stitches left on your needles) and pull it through all 9 stitches and pull to tighten.

    Hope that helps!

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