(Doll and hat hand made by Sue W. Thompson)
- Worsted weight yarn - Colors A and B
(DK yarn may be used to make a slightly smaller and thinner, cooler cap)
- Size 8 dp knitting needles (#4)
With color A, cast on 13 st. Knit 1 row. Purl 1 row. Continue in straight st until piece measures 15" long. Finish off. Join ends. With purl side forward, pick up and knit 60 sts (dividing sts evenly between three dp knitting needles). K 3 more rows in straight st. *With color B, knit 1 row. Purl 6 rows. With color A, knit four rows in straight st.* Repeat instructions between ** one more time. With color B knit one row. Purl 6 rows. Change to color A for decrease rows.
Row 1 - With color A, *knit 8, knit 2 tog;* Repeat ** around.
Row 2 -*Knit 7, knit 2 tog;* Repeat around.
Row 3 - *Knit 6, knit 2 tog;* Repeat around.
Row 4 - *Knit 5, knit 2 tog;* Repeat around.
Row 5 - *Knit 4, knit 2 tog;* Repeat around.
Row 6 - *Knit 3, knit 2 tog;* Repeat around.
Row 7 - *Knit 2, knit 2 tog;* Repeat around.
Row 8 - *Knit 1, knit 2 tog;* Repeat around.
Row 9 - Knit 2 tog around.
Cut yarn leaving 12" tail. Thread yarn thru remaining stitches and pull tight. Finish off on inside of cap.
On outside, loosely add chain st in color A around seam where brim is attached to crown of cap. Sew button to front of brim, sewing through both layers of brim to keep it in place.
Hat and photos contributed by Daniel & Tina
This summer while Daniel's family was flying to Asia , they were seated next to a Vietnamese family. Their kids were roughly the same age. Daniel's little girl was about 10 months and theirs was around 15 months. Their little girl was wearing the cutest knit hat. Well it was a long flight and they chatted as well as they could with their limited English and Daniel & Tina's...English. In the end, as they were getting off the plane the mother gave Tina her little girl's hat. Daniel and Tina protested to the woman that her little girl needed her hat. She answered that they are available on the street markets in Hanoi for the equivalent of 30 cents. Tina sent these pictures of their daughter wearing the hat.