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This cuddly knit bear hat from Bernat Yarns is too cute for words! It fits baby's size 3-18 months and is a great project for all levels of knitters.
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- Bernat® Cottontots (Solids: 100 g/3.5 oz)
- MC: #90012 (Country Taupe) 1 (2) ball(s)
- A: #90007 (Sweet Cream) 1 (2) ball(s)
- or Bernat® Cottontots (Ombres: 85 g/3 oz)
- MC: 2 balls, A: 2 balls
- Double-pointed knitting needles: set of four size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) or size needed to obtain gauge.
- 3 buttons (2 for eyes and 1 for nose).
- To fit baby sizes 3/6 (12/18) mos
- 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).
- Beg at top of crown, with A, cast on 8 sts, leaving a 6 ins [15 cm] end. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles (2, 3, 3 sts). Join in rnd placing a marker on first st.
- 1st rnd: Knit, inc 1 st in each st around. 16 sts.
- 2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
- 3rd rnd: *K1. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 24 sts.
- 5th rnd: *K2. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 32 sts.
- 7th rnd: *K3. Inc 1 st in next st. Rep from * around. 40 sts.
- Cont in this manner, inc 8 sts evenly around following alt rnds until there are 72 (80) sts. Place marker on last rnd. Knit even in rnds until work from beg measures 9 (10) ins [23 (25.5) cm].
- Change to MC and knit in rnds until work from color change (fold line) measures same length as Lining to marker.
- 1st rnd: *K7 (8). K2tog. Rep from * around. 64 (72) sts.
- 2nd and alt rnds: Knit.
- 3rd rnd: *K6 (7). K2tog. Rep from * around. 56 (64) sts.
- 5th rnd: *K5 (6). K2tog. Rep from * around. 48 (56) sts.
- Cont in this manner, dec 8 sts evenly around following alt rnds until there are 16 sts. Break yarn leaving a long end.
- Draw end tightly through rem sts and fasten securely.
- Weave end at crown of lining tightly through cast on sts and fasten securely. Fold Lining into Outer Hat along fold line. Fold up cuff as shown.
EARS (make 2 each with MC and A).
- Cast on 13 sts. Work 6 rows stocking st.
- Dec 1 st each end of next 4 rows. Cast off rem 5 sts.
- With WS facing each other, sew Ear made with MC to Ear made with A. Sew Ears in position as shown in picture. Sew on buttons.
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