Sunday, February 1, 2015

Knit Project #9: Caterpillar Hat

Inspired by Eric Carle's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


I mixed together a couple different tutorials and came up with this bright caterpillar-inspired hat for my little bug. It ended up a little on the bigger side (she'll likely be able to wear this hat for a few years and it'll just look less slouchy!) but it stays on and does the job.

Love the topsy-turvy look that the ridges make with two different colors.

My little babywearing mama.


Notes:
  • medium worsted yarn (Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn)
  • size 8 (5mm) 16 inch circular needles

  • cast on 84 stitches
  • ribbing of 2 knit, 2 purl for 1.5 inches
  • change color
  • Round 1: Knit
  • Rounds 2-5 Purl
  • change to main color
  • Rounds 6-9 Knit
  • Repeat rounds 1 through 9 until hat (unstretched) measures 6 inches from cast-on edge, ending with a knit row in main color.
  • Decreasing using main color.
  • Round 1: (K4, K2tog, SSK, K4) around (70 stitches)
  • Round 2: Knit 
  • Round 3: (K3, K2tog, SSK, K3) around (56 stitches)
  • Round 4: Knit
  • Round 5: (K2, K2tog, SSK, K2) around (42 stitches)
  • Round 6: Knit
  • Round 7: (K1, K2tog, SSK, K1) around (28 stitches)
  • Round 8: Knit
  • Round 9: (K2tog, SSK) around (14 stitches)
  • Weave in yarn ends.

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