Cutie Pointed Hat (Free Knitting Pattern)

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Get right to the point and make this darling hat for a sweet baby or child. It only takes one ball of this highest quality easy-care yarn.
Thanks to Red Heart for the permission to share this pattern.
RED HEART® Baby Hugs
Medium: 1 ball 4258 Peachie
Susan Bates® Circular Knitting
Needles: 5.0 mm [US 8], 16” [40
cm] long
Susan Bates® Double-Pointed
Needles: 5.0 mm [US 8]
Stitch marker, stitch holder, yarn needle
GAUGE: 18 sts = 4” [10 cm]; 26
rows = 4” [10 cm] in Garter Stitch (knit every row). CHECK YOUR
GAUGE. Use any size needle to
obtain the gauge.

Step 1

Directions are for a baby, toddler size is in parenthesis.
Finished circumference: 16 (17¾”) [41 (45) cm]
Hat is worked in the round, change to double-pointed needles when there are not enough stitches to easily work on circular needles.
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together. Insert the right needle into two stitches at the same time and knit. This will result in a decrease of one stitch. This decrease will slant to the right.
M1 = Make 1 (Increase). Lift strand between needles to left-hand needle and knit strand through the back loop, twisting it to prevent a hole.

Step 2

With Right Side facing and using circular needles, work across second Earflap as follows: K2, p2, k2, p2, k2. Cast on 38 (42) sts (front of hat), then work across the Right Side of first Earflap as follows: K2, p2, k2,
p2, k2. Cast on 14 (18) sts (back of hat)—72 (80) sts. Join being careful not to twist sts and place marker for beginning of round.
Next Rounds: Work in K2, P2 Ribbing for 1½” [4 cm].
Next Rounds: Knit every round until hat measures 2½, 3” [6 (8) cm] from cast on edge.
As stitch count decreases, change to doublepointed needles.
Round 1: (decrease) K2tog, k16 (18); repeat from * to * around 4 times—68 (76) sts.
Round 2: Knit.
Round 3: (decrease) K2tog, k15 (17); repeat from * to * around 4 times—64 (72) sts. Cutie Pointed
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: (decrease) K2tog, k14 (16); repeat from * to * around 4 times—60 (68) sts.
Round 6: Knit.
Round 7: (decrease) K2tog, k13 (15); repeat from * to * around 4 times—56 (64) sts.
Round 8: Knit.
Round 9: (decrease) K2tog, k12 (14); repeat from * to * around 4 times—52 (60) sts.
Round 10: Knit.
Round 11: (decrease) K2tog, k11 (13); repeat from * to * around 4 times—48 (56) sts.
Round 12: Knit.
Continue working in this manner, working one less knit stitch between each decrease round until there are 4 sts left on needles.
Cut yarn leaving an 18” [46 cm] tail. Thread end of tail through yarn needle and pull through remaining 4 sts twice, draw up firmly; fasten securely

Step 3

TIES (Make 2)
Cut 6 - 36” [91 cm] long stands of yarn. Thread 3 strands of yarn through the bottom of each Earflap, even up ends. Tightly braid the 6 stands together, starting at bottom of Earflap. When braid measures 9” [25 cm] long, knot ends leaving a 1” [2.5 cm] tassel, trim ends even.

Step 4

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.
Thanks to Red Heart for the permission to share this pattern.

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