Garter Stitch Cloche
by Tracy Hiatt Grice
Garter Stitch Baby Cloche
Please describe and tell us about your baby hat.
Shaped with short rows at the crown, I made this infant hat to match a garter stitch sweater for a dear friend's first granddaughter. I loved the cool look of the green yarn, and the white dotted yarn reminded me of cupcakes made with confetti cake mix.
What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
The dotted white yarn is a super soft baby acrylic, which my friend brought me as a gift from France, and the green is a superwash wool sport weight (color: aloe) from KnitPicks.com. The combination of colors called out to me, each making more of the other. I knit it on size 7 straight needles.
Tell us more about the pattern you used.
This pattern came from a charming book by Melanie Falick, Knitting for Baby. It is very easy, clever, and versatile. I've also made bigger kids' and adults' hats just by switching yarn and needle size. And the possibilities with varying the colors are endless; I made one for my nine-year-old son with seven different colors and a crazed tassel on top!
Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby hat? How long did it take you to knit?
This hat seems tricky at first, until you pick up on its clever construction, but the instructions are absolutely clearly and carefully written, so if you hang in there, you're soon delighted with what's taking shape under your hands. It takes just a few fun-filled hours to knit.
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