Sunday, May 18, 2014

Knitting!: Little Sapling Newborn Hat and Scratch Mitts

I created this pattern for my newborn so she could have something nice and soft to wear in the hospital and at home. The hat features a delightful little leaf sprouting from the top like a sapling. The scratch mitts are intended to keep those sharp little newborn nails from scratching that soft newborn skin. The scratch mitts start with one repeat of lace for a nice decorative edge.

 Little Sapling: Newborn Hat and Scratch Mitts


Little Sapling Newborn Hat


Yarn:
Main colour (mc): Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in Golden
Contrast Colour (cc): Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in Green

Needles:
3.5mm double pointed needles (dpn's) for hat
3mm dpn's for leaf

Gauge:
4.5st and 8 rows = 1 inch in stockinette st

Measurements:
15 inch circumference

Abbreviations:
cc-contrast colour
cent doub dec-centre double decrease (process described in pattern)
dpn's-double pointed needles
k-knit
k2tog-knit two together
m1ls-make one stitch, left slant
m1rs-make one stitch, right slant
mc-main colour
p-purl
p2tog-purl two together
psso-pass slipped stitch over
s-slip stitch
st-stitches
yo-yarn over

Little Sapling Hat

Cast on 70 stitches in golden and and join in circle. Knit in round until hat measures 2.5” from the start.
Row 1: *k6 in golden, k1 in green* repeat 10 times
Row 2: k1 green, *k4 golden, k3 green* repeat 9 times, k4 golden, k2 green
Row 3: k2 green, *k2 golden, k5 green* repeat 9 times, k2 golden, k3 green
Switch to green and k 5 rows
Next row: k5, k2tog, 10 times
Next row: k
Next row: k
Next row: k4, k2tog, 10 times
Next row: k
Next row: k3, k2tog, 10 times
Next row: k2, k2tog, 10 times
Next row: k1, k2tog, 10 times
Next row: k2tog, 10 times

Leaving a 10” tail, cut yarn and pull through the remaining 10st, pull tight and secure. Bring tail up through the centre of the hat and pick up 4 st around the middle. Knit an icord for 1.5” and weave in ends.
Leaf

Cast on 3st in green on 3mm dpn's
Work an icord for 0.75”
Next row: k
Next row: p
Next row: k1, m1rs, k1, m1ls, k1
Next row: p
Next row: k2, m1rs, k1, m1ls, k2
Next row: p
Next row: k3, m1rs, k1, m1ls, k3
Next row: p
Next row: k4, m1rs, k1, m1ls, k4
Next row: p
Next row: k
Next row: p
Next row: k4, Work a centre double decrease as follows:*slip the next 2 st together knitwise, k1, pass both slipped st over knitted st and off the needle.*, k4
Next row: p
Next row: k3, cent doub dec, k3
Next row: p
Next row: k2, cent doub dec, k2
Next row: p
Next row: k1 cent doub dec, k1
Next row: p
Next row: cent doub dec, bind off st.

Make a second leaf in the same manner without the icord (starting at the 3rd row). Sew onto the first leaf with wrong sides together and sew icord stem onto the centre of the hat. Weave in ends.

Little Sapling Newborn Scratch Mitts

Yarn:
Main colour (mc): Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in Golden
Contrast Colour (cc): Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo in Green

Needles:
2.25mm dpn's

Gauge:
6st = 1” in stockinette st

Cast on 36st in golden and join in the round.
Row 1: K
Row 2: *k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, s1, k1, psso, p1, k1, p1* 3 times
Row 3: k
Row 4: *k2tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, s1, k1, psso, p1, k1, p1* 3 times
Row 5: k
Row 6: *k2tog, yo, k5, yo, s1, k1, psso, p1, k1, p1* 3 times
Row 7: k
Row 8: switch to green. *K4, k2tog* 6 times
Row 9: k
Row 10: *k3, k2tog* 6 times
Row 11-12: k
Row 13: *k4, m1* 6 times
Row 14-18: k
Row 19: *k3, k2tog* 6 times
Row 20-21: k
Row 22: *k2, k2tog* 6 times
Row 23-24: k
Row 25: *k1, k2tog* 6 times
Row 26: k
Row 27: *k2tog* 6 times
Cut tail and pull through remaining st. Pull tight and secure on inside. Weave in ends. Cut off a 6” piece of golden yarn and weave around the mitt about 2rows above where the green begins to make a draw cord to hold mitt on. Make a second mitt in the same fashion.


I hope you enjoy them! Please let me know of any errors you find. And I love to see the creations you make with my patterns, so please share with me! I am honeynutbrown on ravelry, friend me!







2 comments:

  1. This set is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you like it!

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