Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Buzzy Hat in Longwood

Longwood is a treat to work with. The extra-fine merino superwash is soft enough for a baby and is spun into a complex twist that loves cables. Each squishy ball contains 191 yards and there are more than 40 luscious colors to choose from.



Baby hats are a great way to play with a yarn as they work up quickly and the recipient usually will not complain. The hard part is if you take too long they will have outgrown it before you do the decreases. As an added bonus, you will get 2 of the smallest size hats out of 1 ball.
Materials:
 - 1 ball Longwood (100% Extra-fine Merino Superwash Wool - 191 yds/100 g) - shown in 15 (Green Olive)

- US 8 16" circular needles

- US 8 DPNs

- Cable needle

- Stitch Marker

- Yarn Needle
Gauge & Sizing:
- 4.5 sts = 1" in stockinette

- To fit 16", 19", 22"

Abbreviations:
- K - Knit

- P - Purl

 - C4B - Put 2 stitches on cable needle, hold in back, knit next 2 stitches, knit 2 from cable needle

- P2tog - Purl 2 together

- K2tog - Knit 2 together
Cast on 72, 88, 104
Join in round, careful not to twist.
Place stitch marker to show beginning of round

K4, P4 for 2", 2.5", 3"

Begin Pattern:
1 - 2 - K4, P4
3 - C4B, P4
4-6 - K4, P4
7 - C4B,P4
8 -12 - K4, P4

Do Rows 1-8 2x , 3x, 4x
 Start decreases
1 - K4, P2, P2tog
2 - K4, P1, P2tog
3 - C4B, P2tog
4 - K3, K2tog
5 - K2, K2tog
6 - K1, K2tog
7 - K2tog

Cut yarn, weave through remaining stitches. Weave in ends.