Knit Hat
Ellen's Ruffled Hat
© Ellen Lynch

Ellen's Ruffled Hat

Large Preemie - Newborn size: Size 8 16" circular needle or Size 8 DPN's.
DK weight yarn (For a larger newborn size, use worsted weight yarn.)

CO 96 sts. Join being careful not to twist the yarn.

Row 1: Purl
Rows 2 - 5: Knit
Row 6: Knit 2 tog around (48 sts)
Row 7: Purl
Row 8: Knit
Row 9 (Eyelet row): *K 2 tog, YO* around (48 sts)

Knit for ~ 2 ¾" before beginning decreasing at the crown.

Decrease for the crown:
Row 1: *K 2 tog, k 6* around (42 sts)
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: *K 2 tog, K5* around (36 sts)
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: *K 2 tog, K4* around (30 sts)
Row 6: Knit
Row 7: *K2 tog, K3* around (24 sts)
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: *K2 tog, K2* around (18 sts)
Row 10: *K2 tog, K1* around (12 sts)
Row 11: *K 2 tog around (6 sts)
Row 12: *K2 tog, K1, K 2 tog, K1. (4 sts)
Rows 13 - 16: Knit

Run yarn through remaining 4 stitches and tie off inside topknot.
Run ¼" ribbon through eyelets.

· Immediately after the k 2 together row (Row 6), and a couple rows after that, it typically looks like that hat is too big. Don't let this worry you! As you continue to knit, the hat is drawn in.
· If you like a fuller ruffle, just add more stitches when you cast on, but when decreasing you need to do additional decreases in Row 6 so that you have the 48 stitches remaining.

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