Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cute Little Cupcake Hat

Make this cute little hat for a special little someone...

Gauge
5.5 stitches = 1 inch

Materials
3 skeins Cotton Rich DK (brown, cream and red)
1 skein novelty yarn (if sprinkles are desired)
Size 6 16-inch circular needles and double pointed needle’s
Stitch marker
Clover 1” Pom-Pom Maker

Size
Newborn (about 14.5” finished head circumference)

Stitch Guide
Frosting Bobble = Using the knit-on cast-on, cast on 3 stitches. Immediately bind-off those same 3 stitches.
P2tog = Purl 2 together
2x2 ribbing = Knit 2, purl 2; repeat

Instructions
Knitting the Cupcake
Using brown yarn and circular needles, cast on 80 stitches. Place marker and join into the round, being careful that your stitches are not twisted. Work in 2x2 ribbing for 2 inches.

Knitting the Frosting
Change to cream and knit one round.
Next Round: *Purl 3, make a frosting bobble*; repeat between the asterisks until the end of the round.

Add the novelty yarn here, if sprinkles are desired. Continue to work in
reverse stockinette (purling every round) until hat measures 3 inches from the beginning, or desired length to crown.

Work decrease rounds as follows, changing to DPN’s when necessary:
Round 1: Purl 6, p2tog; repeat to the marker.
Round 2: Purl to the marker.
Round 3: Purl 5, p2tog; repeat to the marker.
Round 4: Purl to the marker.
Round 5: Purl 4, p2tog; repeat to the marker.
Round 6: Purl to the marker.
Round 7: Purl 3, p2tog; repeat to the marker.
Round 8: Purl to the marker.
Round 9: Purl 2, p2tog; repeat to the marker.
Round 10: Purl to the marker.
Round 11: Purl 1, p2tog; repeat to the marker.
Round 12: Purl to the marker.
Round 13: P2tog; repeat to the marker.

Cut yarn and thread onto a tapestry needle. Run the tapestry needle through the remaining stitches the same direction you would if you were knitting them. Pull tight and weave in ends.

Putting the Cherry on Top!
Using red yarn and Clover 1” Pom-Pom Maker, make a cherry for the top. When you attach the cherry, I suggest just tying it on with a bow on the inside, so you can remove it when you need to wash the hat.

Put on hat and enjoy!

Design by Cheri Clark, The Knit Wit ©2009

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for posting this free pattern! It's brilliant and I've been keen to knit it from the moment I saw it in the shop.

Katharine

Patti said...

I saw it when it was hot off the needles - so cute and it will be interesting to see what flavors are cooked up from this free pattern. Thanks Cheri!

Anonymous said...

What happened to the original Naked Sheep Cupcake Hat that was "knitted" instead of "purling"?
I needed a "less wrinkled sheet" and came up with the new pattern. I will try this one also, but really like the knitted version. We like chocolate frosted ones too.
My class makes them for the WIC program and the nurses and everyone just loves them!
Thank You! Molly

Cheri said...

Molly...I haven't changed the pattern at all. Wondering if you had a pattern from a different site? Hope this one works for you! Cheri :)