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free knit baby pattern

Puffin Loopy Baby Hat & Mitten Set
Designed and Knit by Nancy Wild of Warm & Wild
For Crystal Palace Yarns


Materials:
1 50 gr. ball Crystal Palace Puffin (MC)#0200 "dotty pinks"
1 50 gr. ball of Crystal Palace Puffin (CC) #0101 "rosewater"
Size 4 (5) 16 inch Crystal Palace Bamboo Needle
Size 4 (5) Crystal Palace Star double point needles
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
6 inch piece of 14 inch satin ribbon for a stitch holder

Gauge:
4.5 (4) Sts per inch on size 4 (5) needles

Size:
Newborn (1 year)
Using a size larger needles enlarges pattern,
you could go to a size 6 needle for one more size.

Loop stitch:
Rnd 1:*Bring yarn forward and wrap around thumb, bring yarn to back of needles, K in front of next stitch and k in back of same st, bind off one stitch by bring first loop over second loop.*
Repeat this process to end of the round.
Rnd 2: Knit 1 round.

Abbreviations:
K= knit; P= Purl; PM= Place Marker; St/s= Stitch/es; K2tog= Knit 2 Sts together
SSK= Slip as if to Knit, Slip as if to knit, Slide these two sts back onto left needle and K2tog
Kfb- Knit in front and back of Stitch (increase made)

Hat Directions:
With MC cast 60 Sts onto the 16 inch circular needles. Join being careful not to twist the Sts. K 10 rounds with MC. Work 1 repeat of loop St Pattern with CC then 1 repeat of MC and the last repeat is in CC. Switch to MC and K 16 rounds. Switch to CC and P 2 rounds.

Decrease rounds:
At this point you will want to switch to the double point needles.
Round 1: *K2tog, K 6, SSK* repeat around. (48 Sts)
Next 2 rounds: Knit
Round 4: *K2tog, K 4, SSK* repeat around. (36 Sts)
Next 2 rounds: Knit
Round 7: *K2tog, K 2, SSK* repeat around. (24 Sts)
Next 2 rounds: Knit
Round 10: *K2tog, SSK* repeat around. (12 Sts)
Next 2 Rounds: Knit
Last round: K2tog around, cut tail and bring through all of the remaining Sts. Pull tail to inside, pull tight and secure then weave in the tails.
When you have finished weaving in the tails go through and pull the loops tight for an even look in the inside and a more prominent loop on the out side if the hat.

Mittens:
NOTE: For newborn omit the thumb and put a tie or elastic in the cuff to hold the mitten on.
With Double Point needles cast on 28 Sts (7 Sts on 4 needles and working with the 5th) using MC. Join being careful not to twist the Sts.
K 6 rounds in MC then switch to CC and work 1 repeat of the Loop St Pattern.
Switch to MC and work 2 rounds.

Thumb Gusset:
Kfb, Kfb, K around. (30 Sts)
K 1 round.
Kfb, K 2, Kfb, K around. (32 Sts)
K 1 round.
Kfb, K 4, Kfb, K around. (34 Sts)
K 1 round.
Kfb, K 6, Kfb, K around. (36 Sts)
K 1 round.
K across thumb Sts and place on ribbon until the rest of the mitten is done. Knit to the end of the round.
Using the backward loop cast on method cast on 2 Sts where thumb sts are on hold. K to end of round.(28 sts for hand)
Note: when working the sts cast on make sure to keep the twist in the sts as you knit to prevent holes.
K 9 rounds then you will star the decrease rounds.

Decrease Rounds:
Round 1: *K 2, K2tog*, around. (21 Sts)
Round 2 & 3: K around.
Round 4: *K 1, K2tog*, Around. (14 Sts)
Round 5 & 6: K around.
Round 7: K2tog around. Cut MC, pull through all sts, bring to inside of work and weave in ends.

Thumb:
Using 3 needles put 4 Sts from ribbon on first two needles. Pick up 4 sts under thumb where you cast on 2 sts.
K 6 rounds using CC. (or to desired length)
K2tog around. Cut yarn and pull through all sts. Bring tail to inside and weave in ends.
Make the second Mitten for that special little one in your life.

Special Thanks to Nancy Wild for designing these MAIZY socks.
We will be featuring several other designs by Nancy soon. 
Visit Nancy's blog at warmandwildyarns.blogspot.com to see more of
her design work and learn about her yarn shop in Adrian, Michigan.

Crystal Palace Yarns  160 23rd St, Richmond, CA 94804
phone: 510-237-9988,  fax: 510-237-9809
  
email: cpyinfo @ straw.com

copyright 2007 Crystal Palace Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this free knitting pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format or elsewhere on the Web without permission. Knitting shops carrying CP Yarns Puffin are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

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