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Silly hats

One of my coworkers is expecting twins, and I wanted to make something cute that would go together but not be too matchy-matchy, so I improvised this pattern. I think it's a little larger than newborn size (at least, I hope so), but I figure babies always need hats, right? They're made out of Lion Brand Wool-Ease so they should be warm but also easily washable.

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Pattern:

Cast on 60 stitches with main color on a size 7 needle. Do not join (you'll seam it up, later).
Knit 7 rows in k2, p2 ribbing.
Knit 5 more rows with main color in stockinette stitch (i.e. knit the right side rows, purl the wrong side ones).
Switch to contrast color and knit 5 more rows in stockinette.
Return to main color and knit 9 rows Stockinette.
On next right side row, *knit 8, knit 2 together* all the way across (HINT: On the last repeat, I instead knit to the last 3 stitches, then knit 2 together then knit 1, because to me this makes it easier to seam. I don't think it makes a big difference, however).
On next wrong side row and all further wrong side rows, purl.
Next right side row, *knit 7, knit 2 together*
Continue in this way, knitting 1 fewer stitch between the k2togs until until 6 stitches remain. Purl back, and on the following row, k2tog 3 x, then break yarn and draw it through those stitches. Seam up hat with mattress stich, and you are done! If making for twins, make 2, reversing the main color and contrast color.


Otherwise, things are much the same. I am HUGELY grateful to everyone who donated money or bought yarn, it has helped a lot with a big unexpected bill. Bunny is doing great and recovering well from surgery, although she seemed a little traumatized at first. Selling on Ebay wasn't hugely successful but oh well, live and learn, right?

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