Vine Lace Baby Hat

Designer: Sandi Wiseheart
Published: June 4, 2007
Technique: Bind-offs, Lace, Decreasing
Skill Level: Intermediate

Take a lovely yarn, cast on some stitches, and work a simple (Yes, really! Would we lie to you?) lace stitch for a few inches. Then work some decreases, pull the yarn through the final stitches, and you’re done! It’s hard to resist making baby hats, especially when they are this easy—and when the results look so adorable on cute baby heads. What’s not to love?

Finished Size: 12 (12&189;, 13)” [30.5 (31.5, 33 cm)] head circumference, and 5 (51⁄8, 51⁄4)” [12.5 (13, 13.5) cm] tall from lower brim to top of crown. To fit a preemie (newborn, 3-6 months). Hat shown measures 121⁄2” head circumference.

Yarn: Preemie and 3-6 months: Lana Grossa Cool Wool 2000 (100% superfine merino wool; 175 yd [160 m]/50 g): Girl’s hat: #452 pink. Boy’s hat: #488 olive green. 1 ball will make 2 hats (either size). Newborn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot (60% superwash wool, 25% mohair, 15% nylon; 350 yd [320 m]/100 g): mountain twilight. 1 skein will make 2 hats.

Needles: For preemie (newborn, 3-6 months): Size 2 (3, 4) [2.75 (3.25, 3.5) mm]—set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge: For preemie (newborn, 3-6 months): 27 (26, 25) sts and 34 (32, 30) rnds = 4” in pattern stitch worked in the round, unstretched.

Skill Level: Intermediate.

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