Cute jester hat is a whimsical and unusual twist on the baby hat. To fit child sizes 6-24 mos. Bernat Baby Jacquards #06131 I’m a Big Boy. Sizes 3.75 (U.S. 5) & 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles.View Printer Friendly PDF
Bernat® Baby Jacquards (100 g / 3.5 oz)
1 ball for each size #06131 (I’m a Big Boy)
Sizes 3.75 (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
23 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
With smaller needles, cast on 86 (90-98-102) sts.
Knit 5 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 3 sts evenly across last row. 89 (93-101-105) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 3½ (4-4¼-4½) ins [9 (10-11-11.5) cm], ending with a purl row.
Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K1. *M1.
K21 (22-24-25). M1. K1 (place marker
on last st). Rep from * to end of row.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. *M1. Knit to marked st. M1. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 times more. 153 (157-165-169) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Cast off. Sew back seam. Sew top as shown on diagram.
Pom-pom (make 4).
Wind yarn around 3 fingers approx 60 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Attach to each pointy end of Hat.