I loved the natural colours of these yarns, and wanted to create a hat that reflected the earthy theme in its design. This topknot hat is like a little pumpkin with a stalk, and will look cute on a boy or a girl. The yarns are soft and pure organic cottons, but also machine washable, a great bonus for new mums!
3-6 months, with head circumference approx. 36-38 cm.
1 x Patons Eco Cotton shade 00110, 100% cotton, 130m/142yds per 50g ball (Yarn A)
1 x Freedom Sincere DK shade 603, 100% cotton, 115m/126yds per 50g ball (Yarn B)
1 pair 3.25mm needles
24sts x 32 rows – 10cm/4in in stocking stitch with yarn A.
K – knit
K2tog – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl
RS – right side
St(s) – stitch(es)
St st – stocking stitch
Cast on 90sts using A, and work 4 rows st st, beginning with a K row.
Next row (RS) – K16, K2tog, K17, K2tog, K16, K2tog, K17, K2tog, K16 (86sts).
Work 5 rows st st, beginning with a P row.
Change to B, and work 4 rows K2 P2 rib.
Change to A, and work 18 rows st st, beginning with a K row.
Decrease for top of hat
Row 1 – *K4, K2tog, rep. from * to last 2sts, K2(72sts).
2nd and every alt row – P to end.
Row 3 – *K3, K2tog, rep. from * to last 2sts, K2(58sts)
Row 5 – *K2, K2tog, rep. from * to last 2sts, K2(44sts)
Row 7 – *K1, K2tog, rep. from * to last 2sts, K2(30sts)
Row 8 – P to end.
Change to yarn B and work 2 rows st st beginning with a K row.
Next row – K2tog to end (15sts).
Next row – *K2tog, rep. from * to last st, K1 (8sts).
Work 3 rows st st, beginning with a P row.
Next row – K2tog to end (4sts).
P 1 row.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail, pull through remaining sts and draw up tightly to secure. Sew the seam with a narrow backstitch. Work blanket stitch round the cast on edge with colour B to finish.
Designed by Torya Williams for ButterflySparkleDesigns, 2009. Please do not reproduce the pattern or the design for financial gain.