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Striped Ripple Hat For Babies Knitting Pattern

Designed by Marilyn Windle

easter hat

Knit by Barbara Belcastro. She changed colors less frequently.

There is a matching bootie pattern here.

This baby hat pattern can be knit in one color, or any combination of different colors other than the four shown here. You could also vary the number of rows worked with each color. The cuff can be worked longer and then turned back as well.

Size:
Fits babies about 6-12 months.

Materials:
Small amount of four colors of worsted weight yarn of your choice.
Size 4 US (3.5 mm) 16" circulars
Size 6 US (4.25 mm) 16" circulars
Size 6 US (4.25 mm) double points

Gauge:
20 sts=4" in pattern st

Instructions:
With smaller needles, CO 80 sts with Color A. Join, being careful not to twists sts and mark beg of round.
Work in k2, p2 ribbing for one inch or 3-3½ inches if planning to turn back the cuff.

Change to Color B and larger needles.
Rnds 1 and 2: Knit
Rnd 3: - K2, *k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl1, k1, psso; rep from *, end k1
Rnd 4: Knit
Change to Color C. Rep Rnds 3 and 4 twice.
Change to Color D. Rep Rnds 3 and 4 twice.
Change to Color A. Rep Rnds 3 and 4 twice.
Change to Color D. Rep Rnds 3 and 4 once. Rep Rnd 3 again.

Crown Decreases:
Change to double points when sts no longer fit on circulars.
Rnd 1: Continuing with Color D, K2, *k2tog, k7, k2tog; rep from *, end k1 - 66 sts
Change to Color C.
Rnd 2: K2, *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl1, k1, psso; rep from *, end k1
Rnd 3: K2, *k2tog, k5, k2tog; rep from *, end k1 - 52 sts
Rnd 4: K2, *k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, sl1, k1, psso; rep from *, end k1
Rnd 5: K2, *k2tog, k3, k2tog; rep from *, end k1 - 38 sts
Change to Color B.
Rnd 6: K
Rnd 7: K2, *k2 tog, k5; rep from *, end k1 - 33 sts
Rnd 8: K
Change to Color A.
Rnd 9: K2, *k2tog, k3; rep from 8 end, k1 - 27 sts
Rnd 10: K
Rnd 11: K2, *k2tog, k1; rep from *, end k1 - 15 sts
Rnd 12: K1, *K2tog; rep from * - 8 sts

Thread needle with yarn tail and draw through remaining 8 stitches, drawing tight. Weave in ends.

If desired, make 2 I-Cord ties, each 18 inches long. Sew to wrong side on each side of hat. Knot end of each cord.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.