Soft and Thick Baby Hat

Keep little ones warm!

Materials: Yarn suitable or double yarn to give gauge of 4 rows= 1” on 7 ½ mm needles.
Cast on 45sts.

ROW 1: K1, P1 across

ROW 2: P1, K1 across

Repeat last 2 rows 4 times more.
Knit 2 rows(garter st).

Continue in stocking st until piece measures 5”, ending with a knit row.

Next row: Dec 5 sts evenly across purlwise.

Next row: Knit

Next row: P2, P2tog across

Next row: K next row

Next row: P1, P2tog across

Next row: K next row

Next row: P2tog across

Next row: Knit

Repeat last 2rows once more.

Break yarn leaving enough yarn to sew up seam. Threading through last remaining sts, sew up back seam.

EAR FLAPS: Do twice.

Pick up and knit 10sts along inside of hat along garter row along the ribbing. Stocking st for 10rows

Next row: k2tog, k to last 2sts, k2tog

Next row: purl

Next row: repeat last 2 rows until 2 sts remain.

Knit an I cord with last 2 remaining sts.

I cord: using 2 dpn’s knit 2sts, DO NOT TURN. Slide needle though and wrapping yarn round knit 2 sts again, over and over until desired length.