Baby 14-28
Size: 1/3 – 6/9 – 12/18 months (2 – 3/4 years)
To fit head circumference: 40/42 – 42/44 – 44/46 (48/50 – 50/52) cm

Materials: Alpaca
150-150-150 (200-200) g colour no 2917, light turquoise
Drops circular needle and double pointed needle size 4.5mm

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Knitting tension: 18 sts x 23 rows with 2 threads of Alpaca on needles size 4.5mm in stocking sts = 10 x 10 cm.

Garter sts (on circular needle): Knit 1 round, purl 1 round

Knit round from bottom up.
Cast on 144-153-162 (180-198) sts with 2 strands of Alpaca on needle size 4.5mm and knit 8 rounds garter sts – see above. Continue in rib as follows: *P7, K2*, repeat from *-*. When piece measures 3-4-4 (5-5) cm dec all purled sections to 6 by purling tog the first 2 purled sts = 128-136-144 (160-176) sts on round. Repeat the dec on every other row a total of 4 times = 64-68-72 (80-88) sts (= P2, K2 all the way round). Piece now measures approx 7-8-8 (9-9) cm. Continue in rib until piece measures 11-12-13 (14-15) cm and insert a marking thread mid back and mid front. Measure piece from here from now on! Continue in stocking sts. When piece measures 1-2-2 (3-4) cm from marking threads put the 10-10-12 (12-14) sts mid front on a thread (= opening for the face).
Read all of the following section before knitting it!
Knit stocking sts back and forth on needle, at the same time dec 1 st each side on every other row a total of 2-2-2 (3-4) times. At the same time inc 1 st on both sides of marking thread mid back on every other row a total of 4-4-4 (5-5) times. After all inc and dec are complete there are 58-62-64 (72-76) sts on row. When piece measures 11-12-13 (14-15) cm inc each side towards mid front on every other row: 1 st 4-4-4 (5-5) times. Now cast on 6-6-8 (8-12) sts towards mid front over the opening = 72-76-80 (90-98) sts. Continue round on circular needle. When piece measures 19-21-22 (24-26) cm from marking thread cast off all sts loosely.

Assembly: Fold the hat double and sew top seam with neat sts. Pick up approx 68 to 88 sts, incl sts from thread (divisable by 4) with 2 threads of Alpaca on needle size 4.5mm round the opening for the face. Purl 1 round, knit 1 round and continue in rib, K2, P2. When the edge measures 4-4-5 (5-6) cm cast off in rib. Fold the edge double towards the wrong side and attach.

Make two pompons with a diameter of approx 4 cm and attach to each side at the top of hat.

source : HAT