Monday, December 05, 2005

Free Pattern- My Cupcake Hat

Well I did it. I made my own pattern. I was inspired when I made a Kittyville hat for my nephew. I altered the Kittyville pattern by using a 2x2 rib at the bottom instead of a seed stitch. The hat was black and yellow and was intended to look like Batman. The ribbing reminded me of the yellow paper that you put cupcakes into when you bake them. So I came up with this hat.

Here's the pattern for a three year old hat. Enjoy!

I used leftover worsted-weight pink, yellow and red yarn.

You'll need size 8 circular (16") and double pointed needles.

Cast on 80 stitches with the yellow yarn.

Work 2x2 rib for 3 inches.

Change to pink yarn work *Knit 3, Knit one into front and back* for entire round, ending with 100 stitches.Work until piece measures 5 inches from cast on edge.

Then you start the decreases.

*Knit 8, Knit 2 together* for entire round (90)- Knit next round

*Knit 7, knit 2 together* for a round (80) - Knit next round

*Knit 6, knit 2 together* for a round (70) - Knit next round

*Knit 5, knit 2 together* to end (60) - Knit next round

*Knit 4, Knit 2 together* (50) - knit next round

Switch to double pointed needles.

*Knit 3, knit 2 together* for one round (40)- Knit next round

*Knit 2, knit 2 together* (30) - Knit next round

*Knit 1, Knit 2 together* (20)

*Knit 2 together* to end of round (10)

Break yarn, draw yarn through remaining stiches and secure inside hat. Make a red pompom and attach to top of hat. Ding! The cupcake hat is done!