Little Hats, Big Hearts

Saturday, October 29, 2016


I'll be collecting red baby hats to send to the NJ chapter of the American Heart Association in February for their "Little Hats, Big Hearts" initiative. The goal of the program is to raise awareness of Congenital Heart Defects. Babies born in February are given red hats in participating hospitals. For more information, to see if your state is participating, and for additional patterns for the hats, please visit: 

https://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/General/Little-Hats-Big-Hearts_UCM_487734_SubHomePage.jsp



Shaina's Ribbed Baby Hat for Little Hats, Big Hearts (SEAMED VERSION):

Materials: US 7 needle, worsted weight cotton or acrylic (washable) yarn, tapestry needle for seam.

Instructions: Cast on 54 stitches.

Row 1: k2, (p2, k2) repeat between ( ) to the end of the row.

Row 2: p2, (k2, p2) repeat between ( ) to the end of the row.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4” (or 6” if you want the brim to fold-up), after completing a row 2.

Crown Shaping:

Next row: k2tog, (p2tog, k2tog) repeat between ( ) to the end of the row. 27 stitches remain.

Next row: p1, (k1, p1) repeat between ( ) to the end of the row.

Next row: k1, (p1, k1) repeat between ( ) to the end of the row.

Next row: p1, (k1, p1) repeat between ( ) to the end of the row.

Next row: k1, (k2tog) repeat between ( ) to the end of the row. 14 stitches remain.

Finishing: Cut yarn leaving a 12” tail. Using a tapestry needle, pull the tail through the remaining stitches to secure them. Seam the hat and weave in tails. 


Shaina's Ribbed Baby Hat for Little Hats, Big Hearts (SEAMLESS VERSION):

Materials: US 7 DPN, worsted weight cotton or acrylic (washable) yarn, tapestry needle.

Instructions: Cast on 52 stitches and divide evenly among DPN. Join work in the round.

Round 1: (k2, p2) repeat between ( ) to the end of the row.

Repeat round 1 until piece measures 4” (or 6” if you want the brim to fold-up).

Crown Shaping:

Next round: (k2tog, p2tog) repeat between ( ) to the end of the round. 26 stitches remain.

Next 3 rounds: (k1, p1) repeat between ( ) to the end of the round.

Next round: (k2tog) repeat between ( ) to the end of the round. 13 stitches remain.

Finishing: Cut yarn leaving an 8” tail. Using a tapestry needle, pull the tail through the remaining stitches to secure them.  

 

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