this is a little baby bobble hat, from craftzine.com, which is really cute. from craftzine: This pattern is from an old 1970s baby pattern book, and makes an adorable, warm, and soft hat. The texture involves scrunching rows vertically to make little bobbles stick out. I used Baby Ull yarn in cream and black (because I ran out of cream), and I used size 3 needles.
The pattern: BACK- cast on 77 sts for neck edge. Row 1-wrong side- P3, *K1, P1; repeat from *, end last repeat P3. Row 2-Decrese row- K1, SKP, work ribbing to within 3 sts of end, K2tog, K1. Row 3-P2, work ribbing to within 2 sts of end, P2. Repeat rows 2 and 3 three times, repeat row 2 once again; 67 sts. PATTERN and SHAPING- Row 1-P. Row 2- Decrease row- K1, SKP, K to within 3 sts of end, K2tog, K1. Row 3-P. Row 4- Same as row 2; 63 sts. Row 5-P. Row 6-right side-K3, *drop right st and ravel for 4 rows, insert needle in 5th row below and under the 4 raveled loops, K this st tog. with the 4 loops, K3; repeat from * to end. Repeat these 6 rows 9 times, repeat rows 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 again; 23 sts. Next row-Sl 1, K2tog, pass sl st over the K2tog, work as for pat. row 6 to within 3 sts of end, K3tog, 19 sts. Sl these 19 sts to holder. Break yarn. FRONT- Cast on 89 sts. Work as for back; 31 sts. Decrease row- P2tog twice, *P2tog, P1; repeat from * 6 times, P2tog 3 times; 19 sts. Break yarn leaving 20 in. end for weaving. Weave these 19 sts to 19 sts of back. FINISHING- Sew edges of back to edges of front.
I added little twisty ties to the sides, though the pattern calls for a chin strap which buttons on one side.
YARN: Rio De La Plata Worsted (hand spun, thick/thin) NEEDLES: Set of 5 double pointed needles size 6.5mm (10.5 US) GAUGE: 14 stitches per 4 inches (aprox.) SIZE: 0 - 12 months Cast on 6 stitches. k 20 rows (10 garter ridges). Round #1: With a new needle (needle #2) pick up and knit 11 st down left side. Using needle #3, pick up and knit 6 st across back. Using needle #4, pick up and knit 11 st up right side. Rnd 2-5: k 4 rows in the round. Rnd 6: (needle #1) k1, ssk, k2tog, sl last st onto needle #2 and k it together w/ 1st st on needle #2. There are now 4 st on needle #1. Wrap yarn: Bring yarn forward, sl next st to needle #1, bring yarn back, sl st back to needle #2. Turn. p3, sl next st onto needle #4, p2tog through the back loops. Wrap yarn: bring yarn to the back, sl next stitch to needle #2, bring yarn forward, sl st back to needle #4. Turn. k 1st st, picking up wrap. k2, sl last st to needle #2 and k it tog with 1st st on needle #2 along with the wrapped st. Repeat last two rows until there are 6 st remaining on needles #2 & #4. Turn. Rnd 7: k st on needles #1 & #2, picking up remaining two wrapped stitches. Needle #3: k1, ssk, k2tog, k1. Needle #4: k. Rnd 8 - 16: k. Rnd 17: knit across needle #1 & #2. Starting with needle #3, bind off VERY LOOSELY. Weave in ends. Make second shoe to match first.