As most of you know I run a knitting charity 'LILY' Love In the Language of Yarn to help children in need especially Syrian children living in refugee camps in Turkey. Recently we had some cotton and cotton mix yarn donated. This is a pattern for a sun hat. At the moment I have 3 sizes but will add more as I work them out.
To fit child sizes 6 months( 1 yr, 2-3yr)
Cotton DK type yarn 100 g ( 3.5 oz) 1 ball for each size
Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
23 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
Note: This hat is worked from top down.
Cast on 9 sts.
1st row: (RS). (K1. yfwd) 8 times. K1. 17 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. (yfwd. K2) 8 times. 25 sts.
5th row: K1. (yfwd. K3) 8 times. 33 sts.
7th row: K1. (yfwd. K4) 8 times. 41 sts.
9th row: K1. (yfwd. K5) 8 times. 49 sts.
10th row: As 2nd row.
Continue in same manner, increasing 8 sts on next and every following alternate row until 89 (97,105) sts.
Place marker at end of last row.
Continue in stocking st even until work from marked row measures 3 (3½,4) ins (7.5 (9, 10) cm), ending with a purl row.
Frill: Next row: (RS). *K1. M1. Rep from * to last st. K1. 177 (193, 209) sts.
Knit 8 rows (garter st).
Cast off knitwise (WS), leaving a long end.
Sew back seam.
Thread yarn through cast on sts and pull tightly.
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