Lucia’s organic beanie

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Copyright ©Mel Clark 2007

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Lucia’s Organic Baby Beanie

Yarn

Forever Green Élan, 104meters/114yds; 50g; 1 ball Myro Fawn (A) and scraps of other colours for stripes B, C, D, & E

Needles

Size 3.25mm[US3] and 3.75mm[US5] double pointed needles

Gauge

22sts and 28 rows per 10cm on larger needles

Size

To Fit Newborn-3mths (3mths-1year)

Finished measurements

Hat circumference 33(42) cm; 13(16.5)”

With smaller needles, cast on 72(90) sts. Join in round, taking care not to twist.

Knit 5 rounds.

Change to larger needles. Knit 6 rounds.

Change to B, knit 1 rnd,  purl 1 rnd.

Note: When working stripes in the round, to avoid a “step” at the end of the round, work into the stitch below the first stitch on the needle on the second and subsequent rounds of contrasting colour.

Change to A and knit 7 rnds.

Change to C, knit 1 rnd and purl 1 rnd.

Change to A and knit 7 rnds.

Change to D, knit 1 rnd, purl 1 rnd.

Change to A and knit 7 rnds.

Change to E, knit 1 rnd and purl 1 rnd.

Change to A. Knit 1 rnd.

Begin decreases:

Rnd 1: *K4, k2tog; rep from * to end–60(75) sts

Rnd 2: Knit

Rnd 3: *K3, k2tog; rep from * to end–48(60) sts

Rnd 4: Knit

Rnd 5: *K2, k2tog; rep from * to end–36(45) sts

Rnd 6: Knit

Rnd 7: *K1, k2tog; rep from * to end–24(30) sts

Rnd 8: Knit

Rnd 9: *K2tog; rep from * to end–12(15) sts

Rnd 10:

First size: *k2tog; rep from * to end–6sts

Second size: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, k1–8sts

Rnd 11:

First size: [K2tog, k1] twice–4sts

Second size: *K2tog; rep from * to end–4sts

Change to smaller needles. Work 3 cm I-cord on remaining 4 sts. Break yarn and thread through sts. Pull tight and weave through inside of hat. Weave in ends.

Note: for instructions on how to make I-cord, see tutorial.