The ribbing on this hat spirals around Baby’s head, and the decreases are worked into the pattern. This can be knit with or without a ruffle. Either way, it knits up quickly, and the stretchy ribbing accommodates a range of baby head sizes.
Sizes: 0-6 mos, 6-12 mos, 12-24 mos Yarn requirements: approx 100(120, 150) yds sport weight yarn
Gauge: 5 sts/7 rows=1” using sz 7 ndls and sport weight yarn
Spiral Rib (Multiple of 6)
Row 1-3: *K 3, P 3* around
Row 4-6: P1, *K3, P3* around, end P2
Row 7-9: P2, *K3, P3* around, end P1
Row 10-12: *P3, K3* around
Row 13-15: K1, *P3, K3* around, end K2
Row 16-18: K2, *P3, K3* around, end K1
CO 100, 110, 120 sts and join for knitting in the round
Knit 6 rows
Dec row: *Knit 3, k2tog* around
Knit 1 row even
Dec row: *Knit 2, k2tog* around – 66 sts
Optional eyelet row: *YO, K2tog, Knit 4* around
Body of hat:
(If you’re starting here, CO 60, 66, 72 sts and join for knitting in the round)
Beginning with row 1 of spiral rib pattern, do 1(1, 2) full repeat(s) of the Spiral Rib pattern.
Work Rows 1-15 of the Spiral Rib Pattern once more, then start decreases.
Row 1: K2, *P1, P2tog, K3* around, end K1
Row 2: K2, *P2, K3* around, end K1
Row 3: K2, *P2tog,, K3* around, end K1
Row 4: *K3, P1* around
Row 5: *K2, K2tog* around
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: *K1, K2tog* around
Row 8: K2tog around
Break yarn and pull tightly through remaining stitches.
Weave in ends.