Pilot Hat

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Pilot Hat

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Striped cap for babies and toddlers with a cute chin strap.

Sizes

Baby
15 ins [38 cm]
Toddler
17 ins [43 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $21.27

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Size:

  • Baby
  • Toddler
Finished Circumference
15 ins [38 cm]

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Main Color (MC)

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Red(ish), 00015Edit Color
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Contrast A

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) | Camel(ish), 00010 is discontinued. Click 'Edit Color' to select other shade.Edit Color
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

Size 9/5.5mm
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Single Point Aluminum Knitting Needles 14"

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Materials not included in this kit:

One 3/4 ins [2 cm] button.

The materials for this project cost $21.27

Abbreviations

cont = continue(ity)

k2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together.

rep = repeat

RS = right side

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Circumference
Baby 15 ins [38 cm]
Toddler 17 ins [43 cm]

MATERIALS

Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) (85 g/3. oz;153 m/167 yds)
SizesBabyToddler 
Main Color (MC)
Redish (00015)
11
Contrast A
Camelish ()
11
One pair size US 9 (5.5 mm) needles or size needed to obtain gauge. One pair size U.S. 8 (5mm) needles. Yarn Needle. One 3/4"/2cm button.

GAUGE

In St st with larger needles, 18 sts and 22 rows = 4"/10cm.

INSTRUCTIONS

STITCHES USED  
Garter stitch Knit every row.
Stockinette stitch: Knit on RS, purl on WS.

NOTE
Carry colors not in use loosely along side of work.

INSTUCTIONS

CAP

With smaller needles and MC, CO 56 (70) sts. Work in Garter st for 5 rows.  Change to larger needles and St st. Change to CC.

Beginning on RS, work in St st 4 rows CC, 4 rows MC, then 4 rows CC. Cont with MC only in St st until cap measures 4 (5)”/10 (12.5)cm from CO edge, ending with WS row.

Crown

Row 1 RS): *K5, k2tog; rep from * to end—48 (60) sts.

Row 2 and all WS rows: Purl.

Row 3: *K4, k2 tog; rep from * to end—40 (50) sts.

Row 5: *K3, k2 tog; rep from * to end—32 (40) sts.

Row 7: *K2, k2 tog; rep from * to end—24 (30) sts.

Row 9: *K1, k2 tog; rep from * to end—16 (20) sts.

Row 11: *K2tog; rep from * to end—8 (10) sts.

BO, leaving a 14”/35.5cm tail. Thread tail through yarn needle and weave through rem sts. Gather tightly and secure on WS. 

Sew back seam.

Lower Band and Chin Strap

With smaller needles and CC, CO 18 (26) sts, then holding the cap upside down with RS facing, count 12 (18) sts to the right of back seam and pick up 1 st in the 12th (18th) st and in each st to back seam, pick up 1 st in seam and in next 12 (18) sts. Note:  If longer strap is desired add about 5 more sts to the CO sts at the beginning of the band.

Work in Garter st for 2 rows.

Buttonhole row: K to last 5 sts, k2tog, yo, k3. 

Work in Garter st for 2 more rows.

BO. 

FINISHING

Weave in all ends. Sew button on band opposite buttonhole.