Sunday, April 27, 2008

Dean Street Hat

This little hat is a cable design, but you don't need a cable needle and there are no fiddly maneuvers to perform.

The pattern is a free download on Ravelry, so check there for that.

The pattern does not give baby or preemie info, so I decided to try reducing yarn and needle size to produce a preemie sized hat. I cast on 72 and used Plymouth DreamBaby DK yarn with US # 4 for ribbing and US #5 for the hat. I did the ribbing with 12" Addi Turbos, but needed to go to double point needles to do the body of the hat.

It's a fast and easy knit with great results. I only went with 4 pattern repeats before starting the reducing rows. Next time I'll try 5 repeats to give a little more height.