February Baby Beanie by Linden Down

February Baby Beanie

August 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in Garter Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
Baby (14" circumference)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This sweet little hat is inspired by Elizabeth Zimmermann’s classic Baby Sweater on Two Needles (aka February Baby Sweater) from EZ’s Knitter’s Almanac. The beanie has a very simple construction, using the gull lace stitch described in the sweater pattern. The decreases are worked in a lace pattern that continues almost to the crown, and the whole thing is topped off with a cute little i-cord antenna. The hat requires about 15 grams of the yarns I used.

As I said, the pattern is simple – but it hasn’t been test knit. Please let me know if you find any mistakes or have any suggestions!

I also want to point to teeweewonders’ February Baby Hat, which was brought to my attention after writing up this pattern. Since both my and teeweewonders’ patterns are available for free, I feel ok about posting this, but I just wanted to bring it up so you can decide which one to knit for yourself!