Approx. 50g baby soft double knit type yarn
set of 4.5mm circular needle or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers as necessary
18 sts x 24 rows to 10cm/4″ on 4.5mm needles over St.St
To fit size: 14, inches, (35.5, ) cm newborn
M1–pick up the horizontal loop between
next 2 sts, place it onto the left needle
then knit into the back of it
K2tog–knit next 2 sts together
Cast on 60 sts
Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Place stitch marker to indicate start of round.
Work stocking stitch by knitting every round for 1.5 inches or 3.75 cm
then work increase round once as follows:
*K2, M1; rpt from * to end 90 sts
Work plain stocking stitch (knit every round)
main body measures 2.5 inches or 6.25 cm from increase round.
*K13, K2tog; rpt from * to end.
*K12, K2tog; rpt from * to end.
*K11, K2tog; rpt from * to end.
*K10, K2tog; rpt from * to end.
Carry on in this fashion decreasing 6 sts per
round until you have 6 sts remaining.
*K2tog; rpt from * to end 3 sts cut yarn thread through sts and fasten off tightly.
Weave in all ends. A light blocking is recommended to help the shaping settle. It is best to block this Hat flat, as a circle, with the crown at the centre.
Knit for your special little princess and keep her little head warm in this soft knit beret.