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6 Inning Pixie - Anthem

This year my older son was part of a Little League baseball team. It has been a truly wonderful experience for him. The team did quite well during the season - and then it was the playoffs. Regular season had games that were up to 2 hours in length. Championship playoff games were 6 innings. His baby brother was at almost every game strapped to me in an infant carrier... which meant my hands were free. So I was able to get some knitting done. Most of this hat was completed during 2 of the playoff games (until Baby Brother decided he was done with sleeping and wanted to watch).
Anthem is one of our newer yarns - and it is great for baby projects, charity, crochet, and anything easy care. It is a soft acrylic that reminds me of wool. Each 100 gram skein contains 186 yards and is available in 33 vibrant colors. The medium size hat used less than 1/2 of the skein - so you can easily get 2 small or medium hats out of 1 skein.
Gauge & Measuments:
4.5 sts = 1"
Shown in 18" (9"…

Lil Darlin' Hat - Luna

Luna is a single-ply Peruvian cotton with a wrap that gives a nubby texture while maintaining the cottony softness. It works up beautifully for hats, blankets, washcloths, and shawls. Each 50 g skein contains 82 yards and is enough for a quick baby hat or washcloth.

Materials
- 1 skein Luna (100% Peruvian cotton - 82 yds/50 g) - shown in #724 (Lemon)

- US 7 16" circular needle (for larger 2 sizes)

- US 7 DPNs

- Stitch marker

- Yarn needle
Abbreviations
- K - Knit

- K2tog - Knit 2 Together

Sizing
- Shown in 16" circumference
 (pattern for sizes 12", 14", 16", 18" circumference)
Cast on 56, 64, 72, 80 sts

Join in round - Place marker at beginning of round.
K for 4.5", 5", 5.5", 6"
Begin decreases 1 - K7, K2tog 2 - K6, K2tog 3 - K5, K2tog 4 - K4, K2tog 5 - K3, K2tog 6 - K2, K2tog 7 - K1, K2tog 8 - K2tog
Knit remaining stitches in the round for 3" (or longer if desired) - cut yarn, weave yarn through remaining stitches Weave in ends
Tie I-Cord in a knot