Here at last is the Sandia Hat pattern that disappeared with the demise of MagKnits. Enjoy!
(Being “modeled” here by my little friend Boaz who was not in a hat-wearing mood.)
This childâ€™s summer hat is knit in a cool cotton-modal blend with a brim to keep little noses from burning.
Size: Infant (Toddler, Child)
Crown circumference: 14.5 (19, 19)â€/37 (47, 47) cm
Brim circumference: 21 (29, 29)â€/53.5 (73.5, 73.5) cm
Crown height before decreases: 3 (3, 4)â€/6.5 (6.5, 10) cm
Pattern is the same for all sizes. Different circumferences are achieved by using different weights of yarn and sizes of needles.
Knit Picks Shine Sport (60% cotton, 40% modal; 110 yds/101 m per 50 g), 1 ball each Grass (A), Green Apple (B), and Watermelon (C).
Size US 4/3.5 mm circular needle, 16â€/40 cm long
US 4/3.5 mm double-pointed needles
Toddler and Child sizes:
Knit Picks Shine Worsted (60% cotton, 40% modal; 75 yds/69 m per 50 g), 1 ball each Grass (A), Green Apple (B), and Watermelon (C).
Size US 7/4.5 mm circular needle, 16â€/40 cm long
US 7/4.5 mm double-pointed needles
1 skein black six-strand embroidery floss
Infant size: 24 sts = 4â€/10 cm in stockinette with size 4/3.5 mm needles
Toddler and Child sizes: 18 sts = 4â€/10 cm in stockinette with size 7/4.5 mm needles
With one strand each of A and B held together and circular needle, cast on 128 sts. Place marker and join for working in the rnd.
Rnd 1: K.
Rnd 2: P.
Rnd 3: K.
Rnd 4: P6, p2tog; rep to endâ€”112 sts.
Rnd 5: K.
Rnd 6: P.
Rnd 7: K.
Rnd 8: P5, p2tog; rep to endâ€”96 sts.
Rnds 9-11: K.
Rnd 12: P4, p2tog around; rep to endâ€”80 sts.
Change to a single strand of C and work in stockinette for 3 (3, 4)â€/7.5 (7.5, 10) cm.
Rnd 1: K8, k2tog; rep to endâ€”72 sts.
Rnds 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14: K.
Rnd 3: K7, k2tog; rep to endâ€”64 sts.
Rnd 5: K6, k2tog; rep to endâ€”56 sts.
Rnd 7: K5, k2tog; rep to endâ€”48 sts.
Rnd 9: K4, k2tog; rep to endâ€”40 sts.
Rnd 11: K3, k2tog; rep to endâ€”32 sts.
Rnd 13: K2, k2tog; rep to endâ€”24 sts.
Rnd 15: K1, k2tog; rep to endâ€”16 sts.
Rnd 16: K2tog; rep to endâ€”8 sts.
Trim working yarn to 6â€/15 cm and thread through yarn needle. Run working yarn counter-clockwise through remaining sts, pull tight, bring yarn to inside of hat and weave in end.
Weave in remaining ends.
Embroider scattered seeds as shown in photo using lazy daisy stitch. Click here for About.com’s instructions for this simple stitch.