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Machine Knit Hat with Topknot
Submitted by Maureen
Hat with Topknot
Hat with Topknot

This little hat will fit a baby 3-5lb.
Suitable for machines with ribber. Knitted in 4 ply.

Sent to us by Maureen

Cast on 75 sts in 1x1 rib Tension 0/0.

Knit 14 rows or 28 rows if you want a turn back edge
Transfer stitches to main bed
RC=000 Tension 7
Knit 40 rows
Starting at the left transfer stitches to adjacent needles. Push empty needles back to non working position.
Knit 2 rows. Break of wool, leaving a long end.
Leaving the centre 10 stitches in working position thread wool through the remaining stitches.
Rejoin wool and working on these 10 stitches using a slightly higher tension knit 30 rows.
Break off yarn and thread through stitches. This forms a tube. Weave in yarn making sure cast on row of tube is secure.

To Finish
Sew seam of hat and mattress stitch the rib. Tie a knot in the tube.

Alternatively cast on and knit 60 rows. This forms a roll up brim.

Smaller sizes can be made using 36 (48) stitches.

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