I found this Sweet Baby Cap pattern through someone's blog and decided to try it out with some leftover sock yarn in my stash.
It took me one evening to knit it up. I used bigger needles than what the pattern called for (2.75mm and 3.25mm) because that's what I had on hand.
Tonight at KOL I asked Gabe if he minded being my hat model. He's quite secure in his masculinity, so he agreed:
I really can't tell which is cutest, the hat or the baby. Oh, let's face it, the baby is cutest.
Pattern notes: The pattern starts with 7 rows of garter stitch and then there are instructions for the increase/decrease round that give the hat its distinctive shape. The next line states:
Repeat these increases and decreases every other round for 8 (9) 10 more rounds.
While this may seem confusing, if you look closely at the photos on the blog, you can see that there are 8 rows with increases, therefore, to clarify the pattern:
Round 1: Increase decrease pattern
Round 2: Knit
Repeat these two rounds 8 (9) 10 times (making a total of 16 (18) 20 rounds)
I like the hat so much that I want one for myself.