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« on: August 15, 2006 05:27:47 PM »

In the tradition of the Irish Hiking Scarf, I've made a little cabled baby hat. I cast 84 stitches on size 7 straights, did 2x2 rib for a few inches and then switched to the Irish Hiking pattern (7 twists). Squared it off, seamed, and added tassels a la Sprout from www.magknits.com. It's bigger than I expected, but I like it, and hopefully the almost-mom will.



I can give slightly more precise instructions if needed. This is the first project I've "winged" and it's not perfect.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006 06:42:55 PM »

Your hat will look so adorable on the baby. The yarn looks so soft.
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006 05:36:12 AM »

Thanks :-)  I am normally not a fan of acrylic, but this stuff was nice and soft (Bernat Satin) and I know washability is big with baby clothes.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006 06:51:13 AM »

That is going to be one hip baby!  I'm sure the mom will love this hat.
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Jane2
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2006 07:11:30 AM »

Beautiful.
Are "slightly more precise instructions" going to be added?
All I have made are Irish Hiking arm-armers - due to knitting at work and a whole cabled scarf takes much time and workspace.
Your cabled baby hat is a small project as well.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2006 07:49:23 AM »

I'm not the OP, but I think all she did was make a (really short) scarf.  She did, say, 2 inches of ribbing, 7 twists of cables, and 2 inches of ribbing.  Then she folded it in half, sewed up the side seams, and slapped on a couple tassels. 

Super cute idea, btw!

Of course, if you want something more precise, you'll have to wait for her to answer  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2006 09:06:14 AM »

Thanks for the interest! Actually, it's a little different from what TheDishclothQueen proposed, but the same basic idea.

It's knitted in one short, wide piece. Basically, after an inch or so of ribbing, start knit/purling acc. to the instructions for the Irish Hiking Wristwarmers -- this is important for the edges, for seaming. In order to make it wide enough for a baby's head, however, rather than just a wrist, I added 4 more cables (i.e. k2 p2 k2 p6 4x) in the middle, for 7 cables total. (The cables only "twist" three times, as you can see...sorry if this was confusing.)

After about 5 inches total, I bound off, folded the piece in half, and seamed the back, just like seaming the IH wristwarmers, then the top (overhand). It ended up being a bit big, about 13" unstretched, so it will fit l'enfant for a while...

That said, the way TheDishclothQueen suggested could totally work :-), and might be less confusing.
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2006 06:58:52 PM »

Many thanks - to you both.
I think I've "got it" now.

The babe isn't born yet however, so I will wait ... don't want to jinx things.
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