Get your exclusive free pattern, Camello-Merino Baby Hat by Marina Shumway!
Our sales rep Warren’s wife, Marina, loves new Cammello-Merino so much, that she just had to make something with it! Lucky for us, they have two beautiful sons who don’t mind modeling some knitwear! This is Marina’s original design and we adore it! It only takes one ball so you can make yours this weekend!
Cammello-Merino comes in 10 lovely colors and it’s moderately stretchy, so it works well in colorwork and cabling. We can’t help you find a model as adorable as Peter but you can try!
By Marina Shumway
Size: Fits head size 15” to 18”
Babies 6 to 12 months
Yarn Requirements: 1 Skein of Plymouth Cammello Merino color #0025
Needles: US # 4 16” circular needles and a set of double pointed needles in the same size or different size to obtain gauge.
Supplies: Stitch marker; tapestry needle.
Gauge: 28 sts = 4” in stitch pattern
Stitches and Abbreviations Used:
CO: Cast on
BO: Bind off
K2tog: Knit two stitches together as one.
Ssk: slip the next2 stitches to the right-hand needle one at a time as if to knit: return them back to the left-hand needle one at a time in their new orientation: knit them together through the back loop.
Tw2: Take the working needle and insert it into the 2nd stitch on the main needle knitwise, wrap the working yarn around the working needle and pull the working yarn through the stitch (leave stitches on the main needle). Take the working needle and insert it into the first stitch knitwise, wrap the yarn around the working needle and pull the working yarn through the stitch, slide both stitches off the main needle.
CO 96 sts, place a marker and join being careful not to twist the stitches. Knit the next 5 rounds.
Then work the next 5 rounds as follows:
(K1, P1) x 48
Then work the stitch pattern as follows:
Rounds 1 (and all odd rounds): *K4, P1, Tw2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Rounds 2 (and all even rounds): *K4, P1, K2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Continue alternating rounds 1 and 2 until you have worked 5 ½ “ from cast on edge and have finished working an even round, at this point:
Start Decreasing as follows (switch to double pointed needles when the work becomes too tight to fit around the circular needle)
Round 1: *ssk, K2, P1, Tw2, P1, K2, K2tog, P1, Tw2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 2: *K3, P1, K2, P1, K3, P1, K2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 3: *ssk, K1, P1, Tw2, P1, K1, K2tog, P1, Tw2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 4: *K2, P1, K2, P1, K2, P1, k2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 5: *ssk, P1, Tw2, P1, K2tog, P1, Tw2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 6: *K1, P1, K2, P1, K1, P1, K2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 7: *ssk, Tw2, K2tog, P1, Tw2, P1. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 8: *ssk, K2tog, ssk, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round
Round 9: *ssk. Repeat from * to end of round
Cut yarn leaving an 8” tail, thread it onto a tapestry needle and sew it through the remaining stitches twice. Pull tight to close the hole at the crown. Bring the tail to the inside and weave it in. Weave in any remaining ends.
©Marina Shumway, 2017