Here are instructions on how to knit a chunky hat for your baby. This hat is great for keeping out the cold and it is quick to knit up because there is no shaping. it is just a rectangle that is folded and sewn with some tassels to add a bit of fun.
This chunky hat will fit a toddler of 12(18;24) months. The actual size 44(47;49.5)cm.
Instructions in this knitting pattern are given for the smallest size with the larger size in brackets ( ).
How To Knit A Chunky Hat
You Will Need:
2 x 50g balls of chunky yarn (pure wool is probably best for a babies sensitive skin)
1 pair of 5.5 mm knitting needles
1 pair of 7 mm knitting needles
13 sts and 17 rows to 10cm measured over st st using 7 mm needles.
How To Knit Your Chunky Hat:
Using 5.5 mm needles cast on 56(60;64) sts.
1st Row: (RS) *k1, p1; rep from * to end.
2nd Row: work as given for 1st row.
These two rows form the single rib pattern.
Rep these 2 rows 7(7;9) times more.
Change to 7mm needles and, beg with a k row work in st st for 22(24;25) rows.
Cast off and fasten yarn.
With the right side of the work together, stitch the side edges to form a tube shape.
Follow the ball band instructions, press the tube and place the seam at the centre back.
With the right side of work facing, stitch the cast off edges together, working in overcast stitches, working each stitch the same size for a neat finish. You can also use a blanket stitch to sew this edge.
Fold the ribbing in half to the wrong side and slipstitch the cast on edge to the last row of ribbing.
Sew in loose ends on the wrong side of the work.
Hold your hand out flat with fingers together and wind the yarn around four fingers about 30 times.
Carefully remove from your hand.
Cut a short length of yarn and wrap it around the centre of the bundle and tie tightly.
Snip the loops at the end. If necessary trim the ends.
Securely stitch the centre of each tassel to the hat.
For a fun touch, you could do the tassels in a contrasing colour.