Tried this hat!!! No way does it look like the picture on 10.5 straight needles. Then tried on circular needles of same size and not enough stitches to join in the round.
So sorry you are having a problem with it...the pattern has multiple sizes, so in the pictures my aim was to reflect that and the hats in the picture are shown in different sizes. You might want to try knitting it with DPNs if you are having trouble with the circular needles...I didn't have a problem knitting this particular pattern in the round, but I have had that happen in the past with other patterns with little hats...so I know what you mean.Oh, one more thing, how was your gauge swatch measuring? Maybe an adjustment in needle size would help if gauge isn't the same.I hope that helps! Please let me know if you have any other questions...
I made these hats but rather than using DPNs I tried the "magic loop" method. It is not as difficult as it first seems and much less complicated than juggling 4 DPNs especially for beginner knitters. I love the hat because using the 10.5 needles it works up fast. My new grand daughter is due in 2 days and she will have quite a collection of hats when she gets here. My son is even learning to knit because he loves hats and headbands. LOLGoogle "magic loop" for instructions.
Thanks for the great info...very helpful!
Hello! I love your hats! I made one of these for my niece and everyone loves it. how many stitches would you suggest for a 5 year old? I tried 88 it was too many would 65 or 75 be too many? thank you for this site you have really inspired me!
Hi Sarah!Thank you, you are so very kind! For a five year old, I would try casting 72 stitches...then decrease as indicated in the pattern.Hope that helps! Happy knitting to you!!!
awesome thank you!!! i already made my second one everyone loves them and I give all the credit to you!
SOUNDS LIKE IT WOULD MAKE AS CUTE CHRISTMAS GIFT!
Have you tried this hat for adults? what would you cast on?
I haven't done this for adults yet...I'll have to see, stay tuned!
Super cute!!!! Looks so easy too! :)
I am in the process of making 2 of these hats, one for a preemie and one for a newborn. I LOVE your flowers and they seem very easy to knit, however how do I attach them to the hat? Thank in advance
To attach them to the hat, I just used a tapestry needle and a length of yarn and sewed them right on. :-)
Just wanted to share that in your pattern for knitting in the round it states to do stockinette stitch but then in parentheses it says to knit every row. Maybe this is why the above commenter was having troubles. :)
Thanks for your comment...to achieve stockinette stitch in the round, you have to knit every round, otherwise if you did a knit/purl sequence in the round, it would yield a garter stitch pattern...quite the opposite from knitting flat. :-)I always give that little reminder when I have a pattern with instructions for both flat and in the round:Stockinette stitch in the round: Knit all rowsStockinette stitch flat: Knit one row, purl one row, repeat until desired length.Thanks again!!! :-)
I tried printing this using the 'Print' button at top. So far it's about 15 pages of mostly blank pages (10-15 pages blank except for the title of the pattern at the top of the page and the url at the bottom.), comments and ads before I get to the pattern. The actual pattern only took 6 out of 15 pages, so the rest was wasted paper and ink, imho. Is there a way to 'save' just the pattern to pdf, so that I don't waste all that ink and paper printing out the 'extra' that I don't need? I tried to cut and paste it and that didn't work either. I like the pattern but wanted to save it to my hard drive for later. Too many UFOs right now. I wanted to do it later when I have finished some of my unfinished projects.
Hi Gloria,An easy way to print only what you need is to just highlight needed text, click the right mouse button and select copy, and then paste it to a blank word document. That way you can print only what you need and save it on your computer too.Hope that helps! :-)
I did the same thing! Please make your article more priter friendly! As most things that have a print pg on the top that is all it prints!Thank you Marlene
Hi Marlene,Try doing what I suggested for Gloria in the above comment...that should help.
Hello! LOVE the hats!! My question, as I am new to knitting- what is the name of the yarn that you used?
Thank you so much! When I knit for charity (where the hats get sterilized) or new babies (who have tired mommies who don't want to hand wash anything)...I always use an easy to wash yarn...for these I used Vanna's Choice Baby, and I think maybe Red Heart Solids for one or two...the flower is not so important because it won't be against baby's head, but the two yarns I mentioned are surprisingly soft when washed.From personal experience, these two yarns have held up to many, many washings, other brutal conditions... :)
Which string did you use to seam up the hat? The cast on string or the top of the hat string?And, if you didn't use the cast on string did you simply weave it into the ribbed portion of the hat? Thanks in advance!
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An easy way to seam up the hat is to leave a long tail when casting on your stitches...that way you can use it to seam up the back of the hat later. If you don't have a long enough tail you could always just tie a piece of yarn on and sew it up that way. Either way would work. Then just weave in any loose ends. Good luck!
I am having a horrible time trying to KFB . . . , please help! My grandaughter was born on the 16th of this month and I am knitting her a hat for the warmer weather. The hat is finished, but I can't figure out how to knit front back. Thanks! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the hat!
Hi!!Just put a post today just for you on how to KFB (knit into the front and back of a stitch)...it is a photo tutorial, so hope it helps!http://fiberflux.blogspot.com/2012/08/how-to-knit-into-front-and-back-of.htmlHappy knitting to you and congratulations on your granddaughter!!!!
If you are unable to follow the link above to the post, just copy and paste into your address bar... :-)
Thank you for a wonderful pattern. I started out with a flat hat, but did not like how the seam looked...so I taught myself, with the help of you tube, to knit in the round. I found your instructions extremely clear. I have made 6 hats in the last 4 days. Love them! Thanks again for your adorable pattern!Mary
You are so welcome! Wow, you've been busy, so exciting too that you've learned to knit in the round too!
I just found your pattern on pinterest and am excited to try it for my granddaughter. Thanks for a great pattern!!
Thanks! Your granddaughter will love it!
This is a fantastic pattern! I was just wondering if the decrease is supposed to be the same for all three sizes. Does it just gather more on the toddler size opposed to the newborn size?
Yes, the decrease it still the same for all of the sizes. It would gather just a bit more...to see an example, check out another pattern of mine called the "Cotton Candy Toddler Hat" It has a similar decrease and is toddler sized so you can see what it looks like. It uses a different needle size, but still a similar decrease and overall look.The pattern is in the "Free Knitting Patterns" tab at the top. Hope that helps!!!
Hi I was wondering are you using a single strand to knit or two held together? Thanks for the pattern!
The hats shown are made with a single strand...you could experiment with a swatch with two strands, just be sure the gauge works out for you. :)
These hats are so cute and your instructions are right on. I'm making chemo caps for a local support group and I know they always need hats for the young ones. These will be used with great care and love. Thank you for sharing...the pattern is pretty much identical to one my mother created for me to knit a beanie for my dad many, many years ago. So nice "finding" it again. My mom could pretty much figure anything out knit wise; wish I could do that! Thanks agin
Sounds lovely, what a special person you are to give of your time so lovingly. The world needs more people like you!!!
My suggestion for copying any pattern with other artwork on page is to highlight and copy, then paste onto notepad - that will only pick up the text and not everything else. Then you can paste that into a word document and go back and copy picture of item for reference. Hope it works for you.
I really enjoyed knitting these little hats. I used a smaller gage and made some cute premie hats and wrote about the pattern on my blog!http://knittingpatternreview.blogspot.com/2013/02/jennifer-dickersons-baby-in-bloom-hats.html
Thank you Missy, they are very cute! I noticed you mentioned that they are a little small, perhaps going up to the 10.5 needle size might help?
Hi, I was wondering if this pattern would work with the new soft chunky yarns?Thank you
That sounds like it would be very pretty! I would recommend doing a little swatch with that yarn to be sure it looks how you want it to look and that you're getting gauge.
When knitting the newborn size what size cable do you use in the round? Or do you use the magic loop method? Thanks :)
Because the hats are so tiny, I usually use a 16 inch circular, then switch to DPNs for the crown decrease, or you could always knit it flat and seam it up too. :)
I found bamboo knitting needles at a knitting shop brand name KA (Kinki Amibari)and they make a circular needle that is only 9 inches. A friend bought it but found it too frustrating to use so she has loaned it to me. While it does take a bit of patience I love it for making small baby hats that require a circular needle as I had the problem that others have found, not enough stitches to go around a 16 inch circular. Maybe someday I will learn the magic loop method but for now this works for me.
Very neat! I have only seen the 16 in size, otherwise I just use DPNS. I will definitely have to find one of these! Thanks for sharing. :)
I teach knitting to a class of 5th graders. This is such a simple but CUTE CUTE hat, they're ready to knit up a bunch. The flowers add the just right touch to express themselves with interesting colors. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern!
I love the blue baby cap with cute pattern of flowers .. Thank you for a wonderful pattern. click Bloom Baby
Super simple! Thanks :)
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