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Jill A.
06-02-2007, 06:57 PM
At knitting group a knitter was making a baby hat out of sock yarn - it was totally cute, except for the top. She had just gathered the top and tied it. I need a quick baby gift and have plenty of sock yarn, but I can't find a pattern with a decreased top.

Thanks!

Emeraldcutie
06-02-2007, 07:27 PM
I did this pattern with sock yarn, I think it was approx the weight of opal, I used a needle up from my usual sock knitting needles as the tension didn't need to my tight, and I did a matching pair of socks.

http://www.helloyarn.com/topdownbonnet.htm
http://www.knitting-crochet.com/easbabsoc.html
It took about 3 hours start to finish for the whole set.
and was approx 50 grams of sock yarn.

Here's my finished set
http://emeraldcutie.blogspot.com/2007/03/in-like-lion.html

Jan in CA
06-02-2007, 10:08 PM
Funny you should mention this...I am making one right now out of sock yarn!

I like to work with a multiple of 10 when I can for simplicity so I CO 100 and did about 1.5 in of k1p1 ribbing and now I'm doing the rest of the knitting. When I decrease I will k8, k2tog around, then k one row, k7, k2tog, etc. This one looks like it might fit a toddler, but I'm not far enough into to tell for sure. A newborn hat would most likely have to be knit on DPNs because they are so small. :think:

sue in canada
06-02-2007, 10:40 PM
Here is one http://www.ptyarn.com/futurepattern.html
Haven't tried it but it looks cute

Phretys
06-03-2007, 03:25 AM
I've knitted an Elann Harlequin Cap (http://www.elann.com/ShowFreePattern.asp?Id=6024) with their sock yarn. It's reversible and thus double thick. My nephew loved wearing it last winter, and now I'll have to make a bigger one for next winter, though the next time I'll avoid the provisional cast-on and just knit top-down and then bottom-up.

Debi

Jan in CA
06-04-2007, 11:33 AM
I finished the hat. It's way too large for a newborn so you'd need to use a lot less stitches and probably use DPNs. I'd guess this one might fit a toddler or preschooler. :shrug:
http://purrcat-jan.smugmug.com/photos/159440733-S.jpg

I was concerned that in decreasing that that stripes would widen, but it wasn't a big problem and hardly noticeable.