Baby Football Hat
Size: 0 – 12 months
Finished dimensions: Height = 6 inches. Relaxed circumference of about 13 inches, but stretches to over 16 inches.
Gauge: 18 stitches by 24 rows = 4in on size 8 needles.
• Aran or Worsted weight yarn in brown and white.
• Size 7 and 8 circular needles—either 1 long circular for magic loop, 2 circulars, or dpns—or sized needed to achieve gauge.
• Size F crochet hook
• stitch marker
• needle to sew in ends
• Knit stitch
• purl stitch
• knit two together (k2tog)
• color changing
• knitting in the round
• Surface slip stitch crochet. (You can find some good tutorials online).
• CO – Cast on
• K – knit
• P – Purl
• K2tog – knit two together
Using larger needles and white yarn CO 60 stitches, place marker, and join in the round.
Switch to smaller needles.
Rounds 1-6: K2, P2 around (60 stitches).
At end of 6th round cut white and leave a tail. Join brown yarn. Switch to larger needles.
Round 7: K all stitches around (60 stitches).
Repeat row 7 until piece measures about 3.5 inches from the beginning.
Switch back to white yarn.
Next 2 rounds: K all stitches around (60 stitches).
Round 1: (K8, k2tog) repeat this around (54 stitches).
Round 2: K all stitches (54 stitches).
Round 3: (K7, k2tog) repeat this around (48 stitches).
Round 4: K all stitches (48 stitches).
Switch to brown yarn.
Round 5: (K6, k2tog) repeat this around (42 stitches).
Round 6: K all stitches (42 stitches).
Round 7: (K5, k2tog) repeat this around (36 stitches).
Round 8: K all stitches (36 stitches).
Round 9: (K4, k2tog) repeat this around (30 stitches).
Round 10: K all stitches (30 stitches).
Round 11: (K3, k2tog) repeat this around (24 stitches).
Round 12: K all stitches (24 stitches).
Round 13: (K2, k2tog) repeat this around (18 stitches).
Round 14: K all stitches (18 stitches).
Cut yarn and leave a long tail. Thread the tail through all of the stitches on the needle, pull tightly, tie securely, and tuck ends in on the reverse side.
Lace detail on hat:
Using white yarn, tie a slipknot in the yarn and place yarn inside the hat (right side of hat is facing you).
Two brown rows up from the ribbing begin surface slip stitch crochet and slip stitch until you’re two rows of brown away from the white stripe.
Cut a white leaving a VERY long tail, and pull the last loop of white out towards you.
Thread needle and bring the tail back inside the hat so that the working yarn is now on the wrong side.
Working about 2 stitches away from the slip stitched line bring yarn up to outside of the hat, under the slip stitch in that row, and down inside the hat two stitches away from the slip stitched line. This makes one of the laces. Repeat this as many times as you’d like, equally spacing the laces.
Secure end when you’re done.
Tuck in all ends on inside of the hat.