Tuesday, January 31, 2006
I had a lot of fun making these hats! Hope you do too.
Pattern: Cupcake Hat by Becky Veverka
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (worsted weight)
Needles: US 7 DPN
This pattern is written to fit a small child. Here's what I did to come up with three sizes that will fit babies for The Preemie Project:
For sizes 1-3 lbs(3-5lbs,6-8lbs)
Work ribbed cup color until 1 1/2"(1 1/2", 2")
Knit frosting color until 3 1/2"(4", 4 1/2") from cast on edge
I haven't decided if the 2" length of the cup color on the size 6-8 lb hat is right or if it would look better at 1 1/2".
It took a little time for me to figure out how to make what the pattern calls a nubble, because I was reading too much into the instructions and trying to make it harder than it is. Basically all you do to make a nubble is to cast on extra stitches by knitting into a stitch and placing the loop back onto the same needle (this is like the first cast on technique I learned when I started knitting), then bind off the required number of stitches. On the smallest hat I made a nubble from four stitches instead of five as instructed.