As soon as I knew I was going to Albuquerque to see my good friend Dana's twins, I decided to make hats just like them: similar, but not the same. There are close to a zillion baby hats out there, but I used my own know how about hats and came up with this sweet little take on two hats for two babies.
Two Babies, Two Skeins, Two Hats
fits 3-6 mos. olds, but easily adjustable
Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Babybamboo two skeins in contrasting colors.
Needles: size 7 dpns or short circulars (I used 12" circs until the crown decreases, when I switched to dpns) or needle size needed for 5 sts/inch.
Cast on 80 stitches in main color and join, being careful not to twist. Mark beginning of round. Knit for three inches. Join contrast color at the start of a round (you may like to use the jogless jog method), and knit for one inch. At the start of the next round, drop the contrast color and return to the main color. You'll begin decreases as follows:
Row 1:* K2tog, knit 8*
Row 2 and every even row thereafter: Knit
Row 3: *K2tog, knit 7*
Row 5: *K2tog, knit 6*
Row 7: *K2tog, knit 5*
Row 9: *K2tog, knit 4*
Row 11: *K2tog, knit 3*
Row 13: *K2tog, knit 2*
Row 15: *K2tog, knit 2*
Row 17: *K2tog, knit 1*
Row 19: *K2tog*
Cut the yarn, leaving a long tail, which you'll thread through the live stitches. Weave in the tails.
Make a second hat in the opposite colorways, and see how cute your favorite twins look...or give your singleton a contrasting hat wardrobe!
After knitting a few scarves and socks, I spent the first year or so of my knitting life making chemo caps. I learned the simple formula that allowed me to make these baby hats through trial and error: find the recipient's head measurement, multiply that by your sts/inch, cast on, knit for a while, and decrease. I always start my decreases at 10% of my cast on stitches.
Please send me a picture if you make the TB,TS,TH hats!