I knit everywhere I go. And I constantly try to create designs that allow me to knit and do several other things simultaneously: walk, listen to music, read, converse with a friendsometimes all of the above.
Most of the knitting for these hats can be done just as I have described abovemindlessly. The design for the hat evolved to meet the need to knit during our two hour drive to our country home in the Taconic foothills of upstate New York.
I love all the colors in MinnowMerino. Because I had trouble choosing just two or three, I bought all the colors I liked to inspire my creative juices. I loved mixing and matching the vibrant shades for powerful combinationsand who better than a baby to carry them off? These are happy hats that bring a smile to my faceeven though I didn’t have to look at them much while I was knitting.
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100% extra fine superwash merino wool
MinnowMerino is a super-soft, machine-washable, worsted-weight yarn. The loose twist of this single-ply, extra-fine merino allows for quick knits that are cozy and lightweight. Laurie’s adorable hats show off a few of the kid-friendly, bright, clean colors in the MinnowMerino palette.
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Laurie’s whimsical baby hats are a quick, fun, and easy knit. You cast onto a circular needle, then join the stitches and work in the round to form a tube. After a few rows, you begin the simple Fair Isle pattern, then continue in the main color only. A round of evenly spaced yarn overs form eyelet openings for an I-cord tie which gathers up the crown of the hat with a tied bow. Here are some links that you may find helpful when knitting the Laurie’s baby hats:
How to work Fair Isle.
How to make an I-Cord.
How to make a yarn over.
Here is the free downloadable MinnowMerino Bow Tie Tube Hats pattern.
If you have difficulty downloading or printing the PDF pattern above, try these: page 1, page 2