Free Knitting Pattern: Child Playtime Hat

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This Child Playtime Hat is so colorful and adorable, it would brighten up your little one's face! It is very easy and quick to make, and uses just one ball of Berlini Alana. Hat will fit head circumference of 14"-18".

 

Knitted Measurements:Will fit head circumference 14"-18""

 

Materials
Alana x 1 ball (Color of your choice)
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) and Size 8 (5 mm) 16" circular knitting needles; Size 8 double-pointed needles

 

Gauge: Approx 20 st = 4" in Stockinette Stitch

 

To knit hat:
With Size 7 circular needles, cast on 80 stitches; place marker, join to form ring, making sure not to twist stitches.

 

Work in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 1 1/2" from beginning.
Switch to Size 8 circular needles and continue in Stockinette Stitch until piece measures 7" from beginning.

 

Start decrease: (Switch to Size 8 double pointed needles as needed)

 

Rd 1: *(K8, K2tog), rep * till end. (72 sts remain)
Rd 2: *(K7, K2tog), rep * till end. (64 sts remain)
Rd 3: *(K6, K2tog), rep * till end. (56 sts remain)
Rd 4: *(K5, K2tog), rep * till end. (48 sts remain)
Rd 5: *(K4, K2tog), rep * till end. (40 sts remain)
Rd 6: *(K3, K2tog), rep * till end. (32 sts remain)
Rd 7: *(K2, K2tog), rep * till end. (24 sts remain)
Rd 8: *(K1, K2tog), rep * till end. (16 sts remain)
Rd 9: *(K2tog), rep * till end. ( 8 sts remain)

 

To make i-cord:
Transfer all remaining 8 stitches to one of the double pointed needles.
R1: Knit all stitches; do not turn but slide all stitches to the right hand side of needle.
R2: With right side still facing you, knit all stitches.

 

Continue working i-cord until it measures about 2". Bind off.

 

Weave in all loose ends.

 

To make tassel, cut 5"-6" strands of yarn and attach to top of i-cord.

 

 

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Every effort has been made to ensure that the directions contained in this pattern are accurate and complete; However, we cannot be responsible for individual variance, human or typographical errors.

 

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