Directions are for 6 months. Change for size 12 months is in parentheses.
Finished circumference: 17" (18)"
GAUGE: 11 sts = 4"; 18 rows = 4" in Stockinette Stitch. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together (dec).
Row 1 (Right Side): Knit all sts.
Row 2: Purl all sts..
Repeat rows 1-2.
Knit every row.
Narrow Hat Band is knit side to side on straight needles. Then bind off all sts and sew ends together.
Crown is picked up along edge of joined Hat Band and knit in the round using double-pointed needles,
then worked to top.
With straight needles, cast on 7 sts.
Row 1 (Right Side): Work in Garter st. until Hat Band strip measures 17" (18)" from beginning.
Bind off all sts.
Sew cast on edge of Hat Band strip to bound off edge of strip making a circle.
With double-pointed needles, pick up evenly 45 (50) sts along edge of Hat Band. Divide sts over 3 needles and place marker for beginning of round.
Round 1: Knit.
Knit every round until hat measures 4" (5)" from lower edge of Hat Band.
Round 1: (dec) *K3,k2tog*; repeat from * across?36 (40) sts.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: (dec) *K2,k2tog*; repeat from * across?27 (30) sts.
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: (dec) *K1,k2tog*; repeat from * across?18 (20) sts.
Round 6: Knit.
Round 7: (dec) *K2tog*; repeat from * across?9 (10) sts.
Cut yarn and draw through remaining sts twice. Draw up firmly; fasten securely.
Weave in ends.
dec = decrease
K = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
mm = millimeters
p = purl
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch (es)
tog = together