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Lisa Kay
06-16-2006, 10:57 PM
Here are my first "real" FO's, other than a dishcloth! I ended up giving these a try because the baby blanket that I have on the needles is only about a third of the way done, and I needed some immediate gratification! ;)

(See below for links to the patterns.)

The 2nd and 3rd pix are both of the Petal Hat, but after I made my first one I decided to leave a repeat out of the pattern to make it smaller (seems more "newborn" size to me than the first version).

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Rennagayle
06-16-2006, 11:06 PM
They're adorable, LisaKay. :D

Do you think the larger Petal hat you knit (one in the center) would be sized about right for a 3-6 month old? I'm wanting to knit one of those for a stepgrandbaby, and that's the size I need.

Lisa Kay
06-16-2006, 11:55 PM
Thanks, Renna!

When I made the Petal Baby Hat, I followed the pattern directions for a preemie hat and cast on 63 stitches. I used Caron Simply Soft, with size 6 and size 8 needles per the directions in the pattern. For me that ended up being a hat for a baby's head circumference of about 13 - 13.5 inches. When I left out a repeat to make a smaller version, that changed the height of the hat, but not the circumference. I had still cast on 63 stitches. It just seemed to me that my first version would be able to cover up the newborn baby's eyes (and maybe even nose)! But I'll take them both to the hospital in a few weeks and find out. :D

Of course all babies will be different, but one of the knitting books I have lists these guidelines for baby hat measurements & sizes:
Age 0-3 months: 13.5 inch head circumference
Age 3-6 months: 15 inch head circumference
Age 6-9 months: 16.5 inch head circumference

I'm guessing that if you followed the regular pattern directions for a newborn hat and cast on the 73 stitches (instead of 63), it will be close to what you want for a 3-6 month old. This is a super easy pattern, and I was able to finish it very quickly, so it's not a big time investment to play around and figure out how to get the hat to be the size you need.

Good luck! I'd love to hear how yours turns out!

Ingrid
06-16-2006, 11:57 PM
So sweet!

Rennagayle
06-17-2006, 01:00 AM
Thanks, LisaKay. I'll try the 73 cast on and see how it turns out. :thumbsup:

Jan in CA
06-17-2006, 01:38 AM
Those are sooo cute!

IrishBaby
06-17-2006, 08:37 AM
Very pretty!

rebecca
06-17-2006, 03:22 PM
:D Those are too cute :cheering: :cheering:

AnreeAce
06-17-2006, 04:48 PM
:heart: :happydance:

Lovely!

Tammy6071
06-17-2006, 05:21 PM
So cute!!!! :heart:

Amber
06-17-2006, 06:11 PM
Pretty! I love the petal hat!

Pixywhispers
06-18-2006, 01:04 PM
I love the petal hat! You did a great job. Its on my list!

Jenelle
06-18-2006, 01:11 PM
All your hats look lovely! I really like the petal hat though(I've been tempted to make one).