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Piece-of-Cake Hat

using Dale of Norway “Freestyle” yarn, available through at the best price on the planet!


So cute, yet so simple!  Great in solids, but you can add stripes, embroidery, fair isle or intarsia motifs...the possibilities are endless! Instructions are for sizes: infant, (toddler, adolescent, teen and adult).

Abbreviations:  K = knit; K2tog = knit 2 stitches together as 1; P = purl; rd = 1 entire round of circular knitting; rep = repeat; st(s) = stitch(es); st st = stockinette stitch (all knit stitches in circular knitting);  yds = yards; yo = yarn over (bring yarn to front of work between needles and lay over top of right needle.)

Yarn:  2(2,3,3,3) 50g balls of Dale of Norway’s washable worsted weight wool “Freestyle” (available through KidsKnits at the best price on the planet!): 

Gauge:  18 sts, 24 rows = 4”/10cm in st st.

Needles:  US size 6 or 7 (4 or 4.5 mm) knitting needles, size G or 7 crochet hook and a darning needle.  Use size necessary to obtain gauge. 

Cast on 76(80,84,88,92) sts.  Work in st st for 18 rows or until work measures 3”. *K2tog, yo; rep from * across row until only 2 sts remain, k2tog. Work in st st and increase 1 st at edge on the next row.  You’re back to 76(80,84,88,92) sts.  Work in st until piece measures (10, 10½ , 11, 11½, 12)” long.  *K2tog, yo; rep from * across row until only 2 sts remain, k2tog.  Work in st st until piece measures (12,12½ , 13, 13½, 14)” long.  Bind off all sts.  With right sides together, fold in half, joining the two shorter sides.  Sew the back seam.  Fold the bottom (3") segment up for the hem and sew in place with slip stitch.  Crochet a chain about 16" long.  Thread the tip of the chain through a darning needle and feed it over and under through the eyelet row.  Pull it tight, tie in a knot and make a bow.  Weave in any loose ends.  Bestow on a beautiful head with hugs and kisses.


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