Monday, June 20, 2011
Gryffindor Baby Beanie
In honor of the imminent release of the last Harry Potter movie:
Here's a sweet little hat pattern to keep your witch, wizard, squib, or muggle warm on a cold day at the quidditch pitch (well, I guess not if you're a muggle), or perhaps a stroll into Hogsmeade.
Size: 0-3 months
Knit in the round, size 5 dpns; Burgundy and Yellow yarn
Cast on 60 stitches (with Burgundy color) and join in the round.
Row 1-8 (approximately 3/4 inch) *k2, p2* rib, repeat around.
The rest of the hat will be knit in Garter stitch (knit 1 row, purl 1 row).
Row 9-14, garter stitch 6 rows (ending with a purl row).
Row 15-16, Switch to Yellow color, garter stitch 2 rows.
Row 17-20, Switch to Burgundy color, garter stitch 4 rows (ending with a purl row).
Row 21-22, Switch to Yellow color (I carried the yellow yarn up the inside of the work, so that there were less ends to weave in), garter stitch 2 rows.
Row 23, Switch to Burgundy color (I carried it up the inside), garter stitch until piece measures 4 1/2 inches from cast-on edge (end with a purl row).
*k8, k2tog* repeat around.
Purl 1 row (to keep the garter stitch pattern).
*k7, k2tog* repeat around.
Purl 1 Row.
*k6, k2tog* repeat around.
*p5, p2tog* repeat around.
*k4, k2tog* repeat around.
*p3, p2tog* repeat around.
*k2, k2tog* repeat around.
*p1, p2tog* repeat around.
*k2tog* repeat around.
You should have 6 stitches left. Run the yarn through the remaining stitches and gather together. Weave in all ends.
Obviously, you can substitute in the colors for the other houses, if you wish. I'll be making a larger version soon (which hopefully will fit my son, not that he needs a hat in the middle of summer), and I'll update the pattern with the directions for it.