They say that sea sponges with poor fashion sense live in pineapples at the bottom of the ocean. I myself think that your baby’s head should live in a pineapple on dry land. This pattern makes use of a knitted texture that my girl Susan had in a calendar of some sort. I made this hat and sold it rather quickly at a craft show, and neglected to write down a few things, like the gauge and the exact measurements for the spikey leaf things. So if you know if you’re a loose/tight knitter, adjust accordingly. I’m rather average, myself. There’s a better pic of it here.
0-3 mos. It’s a bit snug on Rocco there.
- 1 Skein yellow yarn, worsted weight
- 1 Skein green yarn, worsted weight
- Size US 7 DPN, OR SIZE OBTAIN GAUGE
- Large-eyed, blunt needle
- Stitch markers
Cast on 80 st. Place marker, join, and work in K1 P1 rib for 2 rows.
Row 1: p3tog, k1 p1 k1 into the same stitch, repeat to marker.
Row 2: Knit to marker.
Row 3: k1 p1 k1 into the same stitch, p3tog, repeat to marker.
Row 4: Knit to marker. Repeat these 4 rows until entire hat measures 5 inches.
Next row: *p2tog, k2, repeat from * to marker. 60 stitches.
Next row: Knit. Next row: *k1, p2tog, repeat from * to marker. 40 stitches.
Next row: Kah-nit.
Next row: *p2tog, repeat from * to marker.
Next row: *k2tog, repeat from * to marker.
Next row: *p2tog, repeat from blah blah blah. 5 stitches should remain. Break off the yarn and thread through the remaining stitches.
Hrm. I didn’t write down how I made them and I already sold this hat, so let’s see if I remember. Make five of these bad boys.
Odd Rows: k1 p1 k1 p1 k1.
Even rows: Purl. Repeat all that til it’s about, oooh… 5 inches let’s say?
SSK, K1, K2tog. K1, K2tog, pass 1st over second, break off, thread through remaining stitch.
Attach the leaf things to the the top of the hat. Weave in all loose ends. Tada! Delicious!
Here’s a lovely photo of the same hat by KatieTree. Much lovelier a photo than I could ever hope to take, and it does a smashing job of showcasing the texture.