Saturday, October 30, 2010

Baby Golden Dome Hat, 2.0


Here is a revised version of my Baby Golden Dome Hat, with a turned up brim (and made with smaller needles). (Printer Friendly Version)

Worsted Weight yarn in White, Navy Blue, and Gold/Mustard Yellow
5 Size #2 dpns

Cast on 72 blue
Divide onto 4 dpns (18 on each) and join

For the Base: (see grid at the bottom of page, start at the arrow on bottom right)
Row 1: K1 P1 blue around
Row 2: [P1K1 7 blue, attach white, K1 white, P1K1 7 stitches blue, K3 white] x4
Row 3: [P1K1 5 stitches blue, K1P1 5 stitches white, P1K1 5 stitches blue, K1P1 3 stitches white] X4
Row 4: P1K1 white around
Row 5: P1 blue, K1P1 13 stitches white, [P1K1 5 stitches blue, K1P1 13 stitches white] X4, P1K1 4 stitches blue
Row 6: P1K1 around
Row 7: K white around
Row 8 & 9: P white around

At this point I turn the work "inside-out" so I can knit the majority and decrease easily.

For the Dome: (see grid, start from arrow on upper left)
Turn work inside out by bringing the work through the center of the needles and turn work. Attach yellow. Knit all yellow. You'll be working back the way you just came, so there will be small hole. You can tie this up with the white and yellow tails after you're done.
K1, P1, [K8, P1] around yellow.
Repeat [K8, P1] for about 4-5 inches (depending on the size of the baby in question).

Decreasing: [Knit until 2 stitches before the Purl row, K2tog, P1, SSK] until there are two knit stitches between each purl row. (24 st)
[K2tog, P] around. (16 st)
K2tog around. (8 st)

For "Statue"
Attach white
K2tog around. (4 st)
Kfb around (8st)
On 4 needles (2 st on each needle), [Kfb, K1]around (12 st)
[K2tog, K1]around (8st)
K2tog around until 3 stitches remain
Change to Yellow
Make a 3-stitich i-cord for about 7 rows.
Cut and thread end through the stitches.

Embellishment of Base:
Using a crochet hook, do a chain stitch up and down the white triangles (are the gables? are they peaks? I have no idea). For this version, I threaded the yarn through the inside of the hat at the end of each gable.


**when you use one color for more than 2 stitches while switching colors, carry the other color behind by twisting the two different colored yarns. Alternate which direction you twist the yarn to avoid tangling.

For Base, start at the bottom right; first blue row indicates the cast-on row.
For Dome, start at arrow near the upper left (this indicates the turned section)

Golden dome hat 2
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golden dome key