Pine Forest Toddler Hat

Inspired by classic Fair Isle patterns, this hat is perfect for little ones. With sizes from newborn through 2 years old, be creative in creating your own magical color combinations.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 10.75 (12.25, 14, 15.25, 16.5)” around unstretched, 6.75 (7, 7, 7.75, 8)” long
Shown in 16.5” on 19” head

Gauge: 26 sts and 28 rows = 4” [10 cm] in colorwork pattern after web blocking

Materials

Yarn: Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK (66% wool, 34% silk; 148 yards [135 meters]/50 grams): #685 Emerald (MC, 1 ball), #672 Dawn (CC1, 1 ball), #677 Teal (CC2, 1 ball)
Needles: US size 6 (4.0 mm) double pointed and 16” circular needles
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked from the bottom up in the round. 

Pattern

With MC CO 70 (80, 90, 100, 110) sts. Join to knit in the round, being careful not to twist.
Rib Rnd: *K1 tbl, p1; rep from * to end.
Repeat Rib Rnd until work measures 3/4 (3/4, 3/4, 3/4, 1)” from CO edge.
Work Hat Chart Rnds 1-30 (1-30, 1-30, 1-36, 1-36).

Crown Decreases

Rnd 1: *K8 (8, 8, 8, 9), k2tog; rep from * to end. (63 (72, 81, 90, 100) sts)
Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, & 12: Knit.
Rnd 3: *K7 (7, 7, 7, 8), k2tog; rep from * to end. (56 (64, 72, 80, 90) sts)
Rnd 5: *K6 (6, 6, 6, 7), k2tog; rep from * to end. (49 (56, 64, 70, 80) sts)
Rnd 7: *K5 (5, 5, 5, 6), k2tog; rep from * to end. (42 (48, 54, 60, 70) sts)
Rnd 9: *K4 (4, 4, 4, 5), k2tog; rep from * to end. (35 (40, 45, 50, 60) sts)
Rnd 11: *K3 (3, 3, 3, 4), k2tog; rep from * to end. (28 (32, 36, 40, 50) sts)
Rnd 13: K2 (2, 2, 2, 3), k2tog; rep from * to end. (21 (24, 27, 30, 40) sts)
Rnd 14: K1 (1, 1, 1, 2), k2tog; rep from * to end. (14 (16, 18, 20, 30) sts)
Rnd 15: K0 (0, 0, 0, 1), k2tog; rep from * to end. (7 (8, 9, 10, 20) sts)

2 Year Old Size Only
*K2tog; rep from * to end. (10 sts)
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches.

Finishing

Wash and block. Weave in ends and trim. yarn ball

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