Who’d’ve ever thunk I’d write a baby pattern? Well, I had just a little bit of a skein left after working on some patterns for my alpaca rancher neighbors, and I thought it would be fun to make a teenie hat. The ribs make it stretchy, so the sizes it fits go along with basic sizes for both 0-6mos and 6mos-1yr.
This sweet little cap knits up in a jiffy and has a nice cuff for extra warmth. The cushy, stretchy 3×3 rib makes a hat that accommodates a nice range of sizes, and the snuggly warm, hypo-allergenic alpaca is perfect against babyâ€™s tender skin. Be sure to include hand washing instructions when giving as a gift. One skein will make 2 to 3 hats. Shown in Carlâ€™s yarn.
Level: Advanced Beginner
Time: 1 – 2 hrs
Yarn & Materials
US 7 double pointed needles
1 skein Alpacas in Wildcat Hollow Sport weight Yarn (100% alpaca, 200 yd, about 95g)
0 â€“ 12 mos
4″ = 17 st in stockinette st
Loosely CO 66. Divide between dpns. Join, being careful not to twist st.
Work in K3 P3 rib for 6″.
*K1, k2tog, p3, repeat from * to end.
*K2, p1, p2tog, repeat from * to end.
*K2tog, p2, repeat from * to end.
*K1, p2tog, repeat from * to end.
*K1, k2tog, repeat until you have 10 st.
Break yarn and thread onto yarn needle. Pass needle through all live stitches, slipping them off knitting needles, draw tight, tack down with a few stitches, and weave in ends.