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Baby Hand Knit Beanies

There are a wonderful variety of beanies available to knit for little ones these days. For countries where the climate is more temperate, there are thinner knits which just hug the babies heads, and for countries where the temperatures are more extreme, there are wonderful knits that cover the ears of the babies too. Beanies are wonderful additions to babies’ wardrobes; they are practical and can complement many winter outfits. I wish my daughter Ciara had worn more of them, as I believe a warm head is a warm body. She also looks just adorable in them. Our only problem is she figured out straight away how to take them off and this became a game to her, and as a result, she never wore them. One of the ladies in my mother’s knitting and sewing circles knitted a bright pink and very simple beanie for Ciara that looks absolutely gorgeous on her as you can see in her picture. She has been kind enough to give me a copy of this pattern to share with you all. Mock Cable Baby Hat Knitting Pattern Designed by Bonnie Brann This hat fits newborns up to age 6 months

Gauge: 18 sts = 4” over pattern st with large needles

Materials Size 6 US (4mm) straight needles Size 8 US (5mm) straight needles Worsted weight yarn

Instructions Row 2: K2 *P3 Using smaller needles, CO 72 sts. Row 1: P2 *K3, P2; rep from * to end of row. Row 2: K2, *P1, yo, P1, K2; rep from * to end of row. Row 3: *P2, K3; rep from * , end P2

Row 4: *K2, P3; rep from *, end K2 Repeat Rows 1-4 unit work measures 7-7.5 inches (18cm), ending with Row 1 completed. Decrease Crown: Row 1 (WS): *K2, P2; rep from * to end of row Row 2: *P2tog, K2tog; rep from * to end of row Row 3: *K1, P1; rep from *, end K1 Row 4: *K2tog; rep from *, end K1 Row 5: Purl Row 6: *K2 tog; rep from * to end of row Cut yarn leaving long tail. Thread through tapestry needle and pull through rem sts on needle; draw together. Sew seam. Add pom pom if desired.

Ciara and her gorgeous hot pink beanie!