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A Knitted Baby’s Stocking Cap

I have been wanting to put pictures on something I knit because I like the decorations. However, it has been a long time since I have done it, and I hesitated. However, I tried with a baby’s hat, and it worked out.  My grand daughter will have an interesting stocking cap for Christmas.20181205_210847-1227362193.jpg

I began by casting on 55 stitches on three double pointed needles. I put 20 stitches on one needle, 20 stitches on another needle, and 15 on another needle.  First, I ribbed for about 2 1/2 inches, then I changed to just knitting around each row.

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I put snow balls on the stocking cap.

After I just knitted in the same color for about an inch, I wanted to begin a pattern, so I began with an easy pattern that could look like snow balls.  I used white to make it look like snow.  I knitted four with the original color, then knitted two in white, then four in the original color, and then two in white all the way around. I did this for three rows.  On the next two rows, I knitted both in the original color.

After that, I positioned the next snow balls so that they were half way between the other snow balls.  I began by knitting two with white, knitted four in the original color, and then two with with, then four with the original color again.  I did this for three rows again, and then I did two rows in the original color again.

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I put little people on the stocking cap, and then more snow balls.

After that, I wanted to make little people.  I knitted two in the original color, two in white, two in the original color all the way across for two rows.  These are going to be the feet.  On the next row, I knitted four in the original color, then just one in white to form the foot and begin the legs.  I continued knitting two between the white stitches, then after knitting one white stitch again, I knitted four again, then one white, then two in the original color, then one white, then four in the original color, etc. continuing around.

On the next four rows, I made the legs.  I continued knitting four in the original color, one is white, two in the original color, one in white, four in the original color around for four rows forming the legs.

After that, I wanted to begin forming the trunk of the body and finish off with the legs.  i knitted four in the original color, four in white, four in the original color, four in white all the way around.  In the next row, I knitted six in the original color, two in white, six in the original color, two in white all the way around.  This begins forming the trunk of the body and leave the legs at the bottom.  I continued for four rows knitting six in the original color, two in white, six in the original color all the way across forming the trunk of the body.

After that, I wanted to make the arms.  I like to make the arms holding hands, so I knitted two rows completely in white.  Next, I wanted to form the neck, so I knitted eight in the original color, one in white, eight in the original color around for two rows.

Next, I wanted to form the head.  I knitted five in the original color, three in white, five in the original color all the way around.  I wanted to shape the head, so on the third row of the head, I knitted three in the original color, five in white, three in the original color all the way around for three rows.  To make the head round, on the next row, I knitted five in the original color, three in white, five in the original color, three in white all the way round.  The head is finished.

On the next row, I knitted all the way around in the original color.  I did this for two rows, then I wanted more snow balls.  I knitted four in the original color, two in white, four in the original color all the way around for three rows, then the next two rows were just knitted in the original color.

Next, I wanted to form more snow balls. I positioned them the same way I did the second row of snow balls at the beginning, half way between the last snow balls I did.  I knitted two in the original color, knitted two in white, knitted four in the original color, two in white all the way around for three rows.

After that, I did the rest of the stocking hat all in the original color.  I knitted five rows.  Next, I wanted to begin tapering the stocking hat for the top, so in the next row, I knitted two stitches together, knitted two stitches just one stitch in each, then two stitches together, then one stitch in each of the next two stitches all the way around.  In the next row, I just knitted around.  In the next row, I continued knitting two stitches together, then one stitch in each of the next two stitches, then two together again. I continued this pattern until there were only six stitches left on the needles.

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I left three stitches on the other needle and knitted just one one needle for seven inches.

I put three stitches on one needle and three on another needle.  I knitted just on one needle in the three stitches for seven inches, then I cast off those three stitches, cut the yarn and finished it off.  Next, I went back and joined the yarn again to the other three stitches I left on the other needle.  I knitted those three stitches for seven inches again, then cast off, then cut the yarn and finished it off.

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I went back and fastened the yarn to the other needle and knitted just in the stitches on the other needle this time making both strings seven inches long.
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I used the two strings I knitted at the top of the stocking cap and tied a bow.
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I put the stocking cap on a bunny so you could see it better.

I took the two long pieces I made at the top and tied a bow in the top of the stocking cap. The stocking cap is finished. I wanted to put it on someone so you could see it better, but there are no babies living at my house, but I had a bunny I have bought for my grand daughter, so I put it on the bunny for you to see what it looked like better.

 

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