I made this one for my little one who really does not need another brain protector.
And this one is for a friend's baby. He's not here yet but I'm sure he'll need a brain protector.
Here it is being modled by my boy for full effect.
Please let me know what you think. I always appreciate feedback.
Spiral Rib brain protector (Blue)
This one uses sport weight yarn held double and US #8 needles but I've also used worsted weight yarn and #7 needles. The brain protector is knitted in the round; I like to use dpn's but that's just me. This is a super stretchy brain protector good for the lumpy, bumpy heads of newborns; because it's sooo stretchy gauge doesn't need to be exact. For the record mine was about three and a half stitches per inch.
CO 64 st, join, and place marker to begin.
Rounds 1 thru 4: k2, p2 to end
Rounds 5 thru 8: p1, *k2, p2* repeat between * to last stitch, p1
Rounds 9 thru 12: p2 k2 to end
Rounds 13 thru 16: k1 *p2 k2* repeat beteen * to last stich, k1
Repeat rounds 1 thru 16 a secound time (32 rounds) then begin decreases.
Round 1: k2, p2tog to end
Round 2: k2tog, p1 to end
Round 3: k1, p1 to end
Round 4: k2tog to end
Round 5: k to end
Round 6: k2tog to end
Break yarn leaving a 6 inch tail, using a yarn needle draw the tail thru all remaining stiches to finishEarflap brain protector (Green)
I knit this in the round on #7 dpn's using worsted weight yarn. Gauge is 4 st per inch
Earflaps, make 2
Cast on 3 st
kfb in first st of each row and knit remainder of st until you have 15 st.
Leave a 12 in tail and place on holder or dpn
With working yarn purl across first earflap begining at opposite end as tail. With the tail in front and working yarn to the back cast on 13 st using long tail method. Now, purl across second earflap as done with the first one. Cast on 21 st as before.
Join and work three rounds in garter st. switch to St st and work until brain protector measures 5 in.
Round 1: K6, k2tog
Round 2 and all even rows: K
Round 3: K5, k2tog
Round 5: K4, k2tog
Continue in this manner until you have 4 st remaining, k one round. Break yarn leaving a 6 inch tail, using a yarn needle draw the tail thru all remaining stiches to finish.
Please let me know if you have any issues with either of the patterns!