I apologize ahead of time if there are any errors. This is only a pattern from my notes, and I sort of made this up as I went along. If you have any problems, please contact me and I will help. This size will fit a newborn, or a small stuffed soccer ball. Here’s the pattern…
I used a pretty small ball of leftover Bernat Cottontots, about the size of my 5 year old’s fist. I used size 6 DPN’s.
Cast on 4 st and work in I-cord for 20 rows, or longer if you want a longer top knot. On next row, redistribute the st to allow for working in the round.
Round 21 – K f&b of each st around, total of 8 st.
R 22 and all even rounds up to R36 – K around
R 23 – K f&b of each st around, 16 st total
R 25 – *K1, Kf&b, repeat from * around, 24 st total
R 27 – *K2, Kf&b, repeat from * around, 32 st total
R 29 – *K3, Kf&b, repeat from * around, 40 st total
R 31 – *K4, Kf&b, repeat from * around. 48 st total
R 33 – *K5, Kf&b, repeat from * around, 56 st total
R 35 – *K6, Kf&b, repeat from * around, 64 st total
R 37 – K2, P2 around
Repeat last row for a total of 20 rows. Bind off loosely or, if desired, like the one in the picture, work a few rows of stockinette for a rolled hem. Then bind off loosely. Weave in ends and tie I-cord in a little top knot.
This hat can easily be sized up or down by working more or fewer increase rows, and by making the ribbing portion longer.