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Stashbusting for a cause!
What better use for those little bits of yarn in the bottom of your stash bin than warming the heads of some little bitsy babies down in the NICU?

FINISHED SIZE
11-12in (28-30.5cm) in circumference

GAUGE
6.5 to 7 sts = 1in (2.54cm), depending on your yarn
A slightly different gauge will give you a slightly smaller or larger hat, but all baby heads are different anyway.

Posted by Carissa B. from Dallas, Texas, United States • Published See Carissa B.'s 15 projects »
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  • Step 1

    CUFF
    CO 72 sts and distribute to dpns. Join,
    being careful not to twist.
    Work k2, p2 ribbing for 6 rnds.

  • Step 2

    EYELET VERSION
    Rnds 1-3: knit.
    Rnd 4: {k1, k2tog, yo, k3} to end.
    Rnds 5-7: knit.
    Rnd 8: {k4, k2tog, yo} to end.
    Rep Rnds 1-8 twice more.
    Continue to Crown Shaping below.

  • Step 3

    HEART VERSION
    Rnds 1-3: knit.
    Rnd 4: {k6, p1, k5} to end.
    Rnd 5: {k5, [p1, k1] twice, k3} to end.
    Rnd 6: {k4, [p1, k1] three times, k2} to
    end.
    Rnds 7, 9, 11: {k3, [p1, k1] four times,
    k1} to end.
    Rnds 8, 10: {k2, [p1, k1] five times} to
    end.
    Rnd 12: {k4, [p1, k3] twice} to end.
    Knit 12 more rnds.
    Continue to Crown Shaping below.

  • Step 4

    DIAMOND VERSION
    Rnds 1-3: knit.
    Rnds 4, 12: {k6, p1, k5} to end.
    Rnds 5, 11: {k5, p1, k1, p1, k4} to end.
    Rnds 6, 10: {k4, p1, k3, p1, k3} to end.
    Rnds 7, 9: {k3, p1, k5, p1, k2} to end.
    Rnd 8: {k2, p1, k7, p1, k1} to end.
    Knit 12 more rnds.
    Continue to Crown Shaping below.

  • Step 5

    CROWN SHAPING (Eyelet, Heart, and Diamond Versions):
    Rnds 1-11, odd: knit.
    Rnd 2: {k4, k2tog} to end - 60 sts.
    Rnd 4: {k3, k2tog} to end - 48 sts.
    Rnd 6: {k2, k2tog} to end - 36 sts.
    Rnd 8: {k1, k2tog} to end - 24 sts.
    Rnd 10: k2tog to end - 12 sts.
    Cut tail and thread through remaining loops. Pull tight and tie off. Weave in ends.

  • Step 6

    STRIPED VERSION
    After initial 6 rnds of ribbing in color A, switch to color B, without cutting color A. Knit two rnds with color B. Switch back to color A, without cutting color B, by twisting the two strands behind work. Knit two rnds with color A. Continue in stst, changing colors every two rnds, for 24 rnds above ribbing. Follow crown shaping as above, but continue to change color every two rnds.

  • Step 7

    RIBBED VERSION
    CO 72 sts and distribute to dpns. Join, being careful not to twist.
    Work k2, p2 ribbing for 30 rnds.

    CROWN SHAPING (Ribbed Version):
    Rnd 1: {k2, p2, k2, p2tog} to end - 63 sts.
    Rnd 2: {k2, p2, k2, p1} to end.
    Rnd 3: {k2, p2, k1, p2tog} to end - 54 sts.
    Rnd 4: {k2, p2, k1, p1} to end.
    Rnd 5: {k2, p2, p2tog} to end - 45 sts.
    Rnd 6: {k2, p3} to end.
    Rnd 7: {k2, p1, p2tog} to end - 36 sts.
    Rnd 8: {k2, p2} to end.
    Rnd 9: {k2tog, p2tog} to end - 18 sts.
    Rnd 10: {k1, p1} to end.
    Rnd 11: k2tog to end - 9 sts.
    Cut tail and thread through remaining loops. Pull tight and tie off. Weave in ends.

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