Stripe pom pom hat

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For size newborn-6 months

Supplies:

Size 7 16″ circular needles

Size 7 DPNs

Tapestry needle

Stitch marker

2 Colors Worsted weight yarn

For the pink and green I used

Red Heart Plush baby 100g/176 yrds

Strawberry MC

Kiwi CC

Hat:

With circular needles and MC Cast on 62 sts

Row 1-4: Place marker,  Join in the round and work a K1,P1 rib

Switch to CC and work in St st for 4 rows.

Switch to MC and work St st for 4 rows.

Continue working in St st. Alternating colors every 4 rows until piece measure 5 1/2 inches from cast on edge.

Break a long tail of yarn and transfer stitches onto 2 DPNs divided equally (31 on each)

Work Kitchner stitch* to close hat.

Make 2 medium or large pom poms, whichever you prefer using both colors held together and sew to either end of the hat.

*Kitchner Stitch is worked as follows:

Divide an even amount of stitches onto 2 DPN. Hold them parallel to one another. (one in front, one in back)

Thread tapestry needle with yarn tail and PURL the first stitch on the front needle, do not drop it off.  KNIT the first stitch on the back needle, do not drop it off. KNIT the first stitch on the front needle and drop it off the needle, PURL the stitch on the front needle, leave on needle. PURL first stitch on the second needle and drop it off. KNIT the stitch on the back needle. Repeat for entire length of stitches.  P,K,K,P.

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