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Baby cap pattern


Thank you Barbara  Bgcoley@aol.com
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If you need a really simple pattern that a boy could knit without too much supervision (or that a mom could knit in a big hurry), I'm sending a very  basic pattern.
The pattern is called "baby cap" and is knit with baby yarn  on size 2 or 3 needles; to make it for a larger child, just use knitting > worsted and size 6 or 7 or 8 needles.    Good luck!  Barbara in California

 It makes a round pull-on cap with a ribbed bottom.
 If you make it on four needles, there will be no seam to irritate the baby's  head if  he/she lies on the seam, but I usually make it on 2 needles and just sew it up  with a flat-lying stitch.

 The cap uses one skein (1.75 ounces or 50 grams) of baby-weight yarn (actually  I can almost get two caps from one skein).
 Needles are American size 2 or 3 (Canadian size 12 or 11).

 Cast on: 72 stitches on two needles, or 24 per needle if using 4 needles.
 K2, P2 for 3 inches.

K 3 rows

P 1 Row   (this makes a ridge which separates the ribbing from the body of the cap)

Work in stockinette stitch for 13 rows (i.e., knit Row 1, purl Row 2, knit  Row 3, etc) ( ending with a Knit Row.

Knit 2 rows

Purl 1 Row  (this makes another ridge)

Decrease for crown of head: (Knit 6, K 2 tog.) across the Row.

Purl 1 Row

(Knit 5, K 2 tog.) across the Row.

Purl 1 Row.

(Knit 4, K 2 tog.) across the Row.

Purl 1 Row.

(Knit 3, K 2 tog.) across the Row.

Purl 1 Row.

(Knit 2, K 2 tog.) across the Row.

Purl 1 Row.

(Knit 1, K 2 tog.) across the Row.
Purl 1 Row.

(Knit 2 together) across the Row.  (At this point you should have 9 stitches left on the needle.)

On the next (purl) Row, purl 2 together across the first 8 stitches, then P 1.

On the next (knit) Row, knit 2 together across the first 4 stitches, then K 1.

On the next (purl) Row (you should have 3 stitches left on the needle), Purl all 3 together; pull ball of yarn through the resulting stitch loop to tie  off.

Leave a long enough tail to sew up the seam, and weave the end in to be  invisible, since the ribbing "cuff" will be turned up and the "back side" will  show.

 You can put a pom-pom on top, or knit a little bobble, or whatever you like to  finish the cap.

To make a cap for a larger child, use knitting worsted and larger needles. If necessary you can also increase the # of stitches (multiples of 2).