Crystal Palace Yarns   
free knit baby toddler hat pattern

Puffin Baby - Toddler Hat

Designed & Knit by Laura Andersson,
CPY "Sock Guru" and Sirius Knitting Publications


Inspiration: Baby things are so sweet and fun to make! Tiny, enjoyable ways to try a new yarn, and make a gift for young life. Puffin is an amazingly soft yarn, and a lot of fun to knit.

2 - 50 gm balls Puffin in coordinated colors: MC and CC [Colors used in model are MC: 208 - 'baby dots' & CC: 0111-'baby aqua']

Crystal Palace Bamboo DP in size 5 US (or size needed to obtain gauge).

Gauge: 4.5 sts per inch (16/10 cm) over St st.

Size: Infant to ~ 18 mos

CO- cast on; dpn- double pointed needles; K- Knit; K2tog - knit 2 sts together; LT - see below; P- Purl; rep - repeat; St st - stockinette stitch; YO - yarn over; PSSO - pass slip st over; rnd(s) - round(s); st(s)- stitch(es); tog - together.

LT: K2tog but do not remove from left needle; now K into the 1st st again; move both sts to right needle. (note this is not a decrease but a twist). The stitch can ALSO be worked by knitting the 2nd st on left needle first, and then knitting the 1st st.

With MC, CO 64 sts. Join, being careful not to twist and place marker. K3 rnds.

Start Mini-Cable Pattern: *(P2, LT), around.
Work Mini-Cable pattern with MC until 1 in from cast - on edge.
Cut MC and join CC. Work in pattern for 1 in.
Cut CC and join MC; work in pattern for 1.25 in.
Cut MC & join CC; work in pattern for 1.25 in.
Cut CC and join MC - start crown.

Dec rnd 1:
*(K2 tog, K2) around. (48 sts). K around.
Dec rnd 2:
*(K2tog, K2) around. (36 sts). K around.
Dec rnd 3:
*(K2tog, K2) around (28 sts). K around.
Dec rnd 4:
*(K2tog, K2) around (21 sts).

K2tog until down to ~8 sts. Cut yarn leaving an ~8 in end. With a crochet hook, pull the end through each st one-at-a-time, and drop off needle. Pull tautly and bring end to inside.

Finishing: work in all ends. Wash gently.

This Puffin Hat was Designed and knit by Laura Andersson, Ph.D

Laura is the editor (and author-designer) of Friendly Socks, Vol.1. The 2nd book in the series, Friendly Socks, Vol 2: A-Z and more will be released Dec 21, '06; a 3rd set Friendly Socks, Vol. 3, Fifty States, is in progress and planned for 2007 release. Information about these books can be found at or . Laura is the owner of Sirius Knitting Publications and can be reached at
drlaura -at- (change the -at- to @ to send email, we do this to help drlaura avoid spam).

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