Little Kitty Baby Beanie


Baby hats are fun and satisfying knitting projects. Their small size makes them easy to complete in a matter of hours. They don’t require much yarn, with some designs using less than a skein. You can even splurge on luxury yarn, such as cashmere. Knitting a baby hat is a way to try out a novelty yarn or stitch pattern without making a major commitment. Start with a simple hat and let your creativity inspire you to make one-of-a-kind variations.

I had lots of fun making these two baby hats

Size: New born
Hat measures 12 inches (30 cm) in diameter; length 5 inches (13 cm) from rim to crown.

Materials:
Size 4 mm (5 US) needles
DK weight yarn White,  pink or blue.
For nose ,eyes and mouth DK weight yarn black
For ears and whiskers eyelash type yarn pink or blue
21.5 sts= 4 inches (10 cm)

Instructions
Hat
Starting at brim, with  pink or blue CO 64 sts and work in K2, p2 until brim measures 1 inch (3 cm) from beg.
Then work in St st

6 rows pink or blue
6 rows white
6 rows pink or blue
4 rows white

Shape Top Of Hat
Still in white  *k2 tog, k7 rep from* to last 2 sts k2tog- 56 st
Next row : Purl
Change to Pink or blue  knit 1 row then purl 1 row
Continuing in stripe sequence as established, shape top and finish:
Row 1 (RS) K 1, *k 4, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k 1 – 47 sts.
Rows 2, 4 and 6 Purl.
Row 3 K 1, *k 3, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k 1 – 38 sts.
Row 5 K 1, *k 2, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k 1 – 29 sts.
Row 7 K 1, *k2tog; rep from * across – 15 sts.
Row 8 *P2tog; rep from * to last st, p 1 – 8 sts.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing seam. With large-eyed blunt needle, thread tail through remaining sts on needle. Pull tightly and secure. Sew back seam.

EAR – Make 2
With eye lash yarn, cast on 16 sts. and knit 3 rows. Pass all sts, 1 at a time, over first st. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining st and pull to tighten.

NOSE
With Black , cast on 5 sts.
Row 1 Knit.
Rows 2 and 4 Purl.
Row 3 K2tog, k 1, k2tog – 3 sts.
Row 4 Purl.
Row 5 K3tog – 1 st.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through remaining st; pull to tighten.

FINISHING
Using photo as a guide, place Ears  and sew to each side of Hat about 1inch apart. Sew Nose in place, embroider smile. With eyelash yarn, embroider 3 whiskers on each side of Nose using Stem st. With white, embroider iris. With black, outline Eyes.

Have Fun Knitting!

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