Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jayne Cobb Baby Hat

Yes I made a baby version of Jayne Cobb's hat. I made an adult version for my sister and had extra yarn. Why not design a baby version of this hat of pure awesomeness?? Note about the sizing though, I haven't actually tried this on a baby (only my sister's blue gorilla stuffed animal), so I don't know exactly what age this will fit, but I am pretty sure anyone older than 1 year will need a bigger hat. So here ya go! Jayne Cobb's hat for all the little "Firefly" fans in your life.

Baby Jayne Cobb Hat

Size: About 15” circumference. To fit around a 6 month old?

1 skein Cascade 128 Superwash each in color 820 Lemon (CA), 821 Daffodil (CB), and 822 Pumpkin (CC)
size 9 DPNs, set 5 (but only 4 of the 5 will be used until the crown)
st marker
pom pom maker (2” or 2 ½”)

Gauge: Measured on earflap: 8 ½ sts x 12 rows= 2” St st

Earflaps (make 2)
Cut a piece of Pumpkin (CC) about 4 ½” long. CO 2 leaving a 2” tail and placing the 4 ½” piece centered in between the two stitches. Wrap working yarn around tassels once, starting wrap around backside of tassels, turn.
Row 1: P across tightly
Row 2: Kfb twice
Row 3: P across, slipping 1st st P-wise
Row 4: Kfb, K to last st, Kfb

Rep rows 3-4 until 12 sts. Cont even in St st, slipping first st of ea K row K-wise ea P row P-wise, for 11 rows, starting and ending with a P row.

Cut yarn, leaving sts on DPN

Using a free needle and Daffodil (CB), CO 17 sts, K across 12 sts of one earflap having the RS facing, Using a second needle, CO 17 sts, Using a third needle, K across 12 sts of other earflap having the RS facing. Pm to mark beg of rnd. Redistribute sts on needles as follows: 20 sts on 1st needle, 18 sts on 2nd needle, and 20 sts on 3rd needle—58 sts.

Work 3 rnds 1x1 ribbing, then 11 rnds even St st.

Change to Lemon (CA) and work 6 rnds St st

Shape Crown
Rnd 1: K2tog, (K8, K2tog) 5 times, K rem 6 sts—52 sts
Rnd 2: Note: start using all 5 needles here *Using free needle, K 11, k2tog * 4 times, using all 5 needles as necessary—48 sts, 12 on ea of 4 needles
Rnd 3, 5: K even
Rnd 4, 6: (K to 2 sts before end of needle, k2tog) 4 times—40 sts at end of rnd 6
Rep rnd 4 only until 16 sts rem.
Next rnd: K2tog around—8 sts
Cut yarn, draw through rem 8 sts, pull tight and secure on inside of hat.

Using all three colors, make a small pom pom using pom pom maker, or other method as desired (I just wrapped the yarn around 4 fingers). Trim to desired size—no smaller than 2” and sew to top of hat.

Weave in all ends except for the tassels at ends of earflaps.