Devil baby hat – free pattern Tuesday


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I’m both a knitter and a crocheter and I like to combine both elements in patterns. This hat is a reflection of that. It’s only sized for itty, bitty babies right now and is probably only suitable for newborns or as a photography prop.

I’ll try to add a .pdf later this week. iPads are good for somethings but not others. Enjoy and hey I got it up on time. That Dexter marathon this weekend was good for something.

Copyright 2012: Wendy’s Wild Life
Materials, Notes and Abbreviations
Size 6 knitting needles
I love this yarn – Fire Red
Gauge – 18 stitches per 4 inches
Size E crochet hook
Note: this pattern requires both knitting and crochet.
Instructions
Newborn size – knit pattern
Finished hat measures 11.5 inches in circumference and 4.5 inches tall.
Cast on 52 stitches
K1, P1 across
P1, K1 across
Continue in Stockinette Stitch until piece measure 3.5 inches from cast on edge ending with a purl row.
(K4, k2tog) repeat across, K last 4 stitches (44)
Purl row
(K3, k2tog) repeat across, K last 4 stitches (36)
Purl row
(K2, k2tog) repeat across (27)
Purl row
(K1, k2tog) repeat across (18)
Purl row
(k2tog) repeat across (9)
Fasten off. Leave a long tail for sewing. Thread tail through remaining stitches and pull up tight to close. Sew back seam with mattress stitch.
Horns, make 2
Ch 2
4 SC in 2nd Ch from hook
INC, 3 SC (5)
INC, 4 SC (6)
INC, 5 SC (7)
INC, 6 SC (8)
INC, 7 SC (9)
INC, 8 SC (10)
INC, 9 SC (11)
INC, 10 SC (12)
Fasten off. Leave long tail for sewing. Stuff horns and sew to hat.

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3 comments

  1. I’m new at reading patterns for crochet…so I’m having a hard time reading the pattern for the devil horns. Is there any way you could simplify it for me? I’m not sure what an increase is, or where you link or where you turn? Thanks!

    • Katie:

      Thanks for visiting. An increase in crochet is two single crochet stitches in one stitch. There are no turns in this pattern and no joining stitches. It is worked in the round like amigurumi.

      Hope that helps. If you have more questions, please let me know.

      Wendy

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