blue rabbit hat

bluerabbithat

Copyright ©Mel Clark 2008

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YARN
Koigu Kersti Merino Crepe; 100% Merino Wool; 50g/110m; 1 hank ea, 2392(A) & 2300(B)

NEEDLES
Size 3.75 and 4.0mm double pointed

NOTIONS
Stitch marker
Pom pom maker

SIZE
1(2, 3, 4)
To fit: 0-3(3-6, 6-12, 12-24) months

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Width
33(37,42,45,) cm; 13(14.5, 16.5, 17.75,) inches
Height
15(18, 20, 20) cm; 6(7.5,8, 8)inches

GAUGE
24 sts & 32 rows per 10cm/4” in stst on larger needles

ABBREVIATIONS

K Knit
Kfb Knit into front & back of stitch to increase
K2tog Knit 2 stitches together to decrease
St Stitch
Stst Stockinette stitch [all rounds knit]
P Purl
Psso   Pass the slip stitch over the knit stitch to decrease
Rnd Round

Make Bobble

Rnd 1: Knit front, back, and front of next stitch.
Pass these 3 sts back to Left needle.
Rnd 2: Kfb, k1, kfb, pass these 5 sts back to Left needle
Rnd 3: Skp, k1, k2tog, pass these 3 sts back to Left needle
Slip 1, k2tog, psso.

HAT
With smaller needles and A, cast on 80(88,100,108) sts.  Join in round taking care not to twist. Place marker for beginning of round.
Work K2, P2 rib for 3.5(4, 4, 5) cm

Change to larger needle.
Size 2 & 4 only: Work in stst, increasing 2 sts evenly around– 90(110) sts. Work 8(11) rnds stst.
Size 1 & 3 only: Work 6(11) rnds stst.
Introducing B according the chart, work chart 8(9,10,11) times around hat, making a bobble to correspond with X on chart.
Knit 1(4,7,8) rnds.
Begin Decreases:
Rnd 1:  K4, k2tog, *k8, k2tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 14, & 16: Knit
Rnd 3: K3, k2tog, *k7, k2tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Rnd 5: K2, k2tog, *k6, k2tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Rnd 7: K1, k2tog,  *k5, k2tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4
Rnd 9: K2tog, *K4, k2tog, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.
Rnd 10: K to 4 sts before marker, re-place marker for new beginning of rnd.
Rnd 11: *K3, k2tog, repeat from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 13: *K2, k2tog; repeat from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 15: *K1, k2tog; repeat from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 17: [K2tog] to end of rnd – 8(9,10,11) sts remain.
Break yarn and thread through remaining sts. Pull tight.

FINISHING
Make a 6cm pom pom or size desired. Sew to top of hat.
Weave in ends.

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