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I finished the baby hat.

I think it turned out pretty well. My husband thinks it's a bit clownish.

But the baby doesn't seem to mind.

I finished it just in the nick of time, too. We were at the park Sunday. It started out warm, but by the time we were getting ready to walk home it had turned cold. Too cold for a bald baby head, he needed a hat, and I provided. That's why the ends aren't woven in the photos.

Pattern: Bobblehead Baby Hat (I made it up as I went along)
Yarn: Felici "Provence"
Needles: Knit Picks Nickel Plated circulars, size 1 (?), 16"

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Comment by Katie on April 8, 2009 at 12:16pm
Some people asked about the pattern, so here is my loose "recipe."

I used Felici & 16" size 1 needle.

CO 100 stitches, PM, join.
Purl 3 rounds, K 1 round, then work the bobble round as follows: *K9, make bobble* (I can't remember if it was a 4 or 5 stitch bobble! sorry. I just did it until it looked bobbley enough!) repeat all the way around.
K the next round, P 3 more rounds then K every round until the hat measures ~2.5-3".

DECREASES Round 1: K around once, placing markers every 25 stitches.
Round 2: *K until 3 sts before marker, ssk, K1, slip marker, K1, k2tog, repeat all the way until the end of the round.
Round 3: K all the way around

Repeat rounds 2 & 3 until you have 4 sts left, then work i-cord for a few rounds (~1/2"), BO and you're done!

If you have any questions, please ask. Alison and I are planning a bobble tutorial video sometime soon, since we don't have one yet.

Good luck!
Comment by Eloise on January 8, 2009 at 7:48pm
Beautiful. I love it and want one for myself - bobbles and all!
Comment by Chowdah61 on June 22, 2008 at 2:41pm
It is just so cute! Maybe you should make one for your husband and yourself...then you could be the Clown family! Just kidding..
Comment by Woolybelle on June 16, 2008 at 7:53am
I think it's adorable and will make many for friend's little ones.
Comment by sealed4ever on June 14, 2008 at 4:06pm
not too clownish - too adorable!!
Comment by Roxane on June 14, 2008 at 8:49am
Clownishness is one of the great things about knitting for babies. I knit a jester suit for my nephew, and it's a good thing I got it out of my system when I did, because he certainly wouldn't wear one now that he's 20! After all, babies pretty much have to wear whatever you stuff them into at least until they learn to complain.
Comment by EmilyVictoria on June 13, 2008 at 3:22pm
Aww, I think it's adorable, I'd love to make one for my son!!
Comment by Teish on June 13, 2008 at 10:13am
I vote adorable! Kids really can pull off the "clownish" colors. On us, it might look a bit goofy, but on them, well, nothing could be cuter!!!
Comment by Angela on June 13, 2008 at 8:10am
On me, it would look clownish, but on him it's adorable. He can totally pull it off.
Comment by Mary on June 12, 2008 at 5:59pm
It IS clownish - - and that's a great thing. My husband always said to dress our kids as brightly as clowns. He observed that when they were dressed that way they got lots of attention - and that's wonderful for everybody! Lots of smiling!!!!

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