This little hat is easy to make if you are looking for something a little different. The mock cables are simple and do not require a cable needle. The hat is very stretchy so it will fit a wide variety of baby head sizes. I have also included instructions for 6 months and 12 months.
Bernat Softee Baby 1 ball, color shown is Funny Prints
Set of 4.5mm double point needles
Cast on 42 [48, 60]sts on DPN. Place 15 sts on needle 1 and 2 and 12 sts on needle 3.
Work K1,P1 rib for 1 1/2 – 2 inches.
Mock Cable Pattern:
Rows 1 & 2: *K3, P2. Repeat from * around.
Row 3: *Sl1, K2, PSSO, P2. Repeat from * around.
Row 4: *K1, YO, K1, P2. Repeat from * around.
Work in the mock cable pattern for 4 1/2 inches ending with Row 3.
Row 1: *K2, P2. Repeat from * around.
Row 2: *K2, P2tg. Repeat from * around.
Row 3: *K2, P1. Repeat from * around.
Row 4: *K2tg, P1. Repeat from * around.
Row 5: *K1, P1. Repeat from * around.
Row 6: *K2tg. Repeat from * around.
Row 7: Knit.
Optional: Work I-cord sprout on the top. If you do not know how to do an I-cord, here is a video that will help.
If you choose not to do an eye cord, you can finish off by threading a tapestry needle and drawing the yarn through the remaining stitches on the needles. Draw it up tight to close the hole and fastening off the yarn securely. Weave in ends.