Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pattern: Uptown Babe

*Update*: This hat is available as a free Ravelry download.  I will leave the pattern on the blog, but now you can add the pattern to your Ravelry library and download the .pdf file.

I won't repost all the photos from the previous post, if you'd like to see more pictures, you can check out THIS blog post or you can visit my Ravelry Project Page

UPDATE 3/6/11: Added sizing, fixed recorded gauge - it was too big before.

Uptown Babe
designed by Rae Lynne Chase
Please read through all pattern instructions before starting your hat, just so you are familiar with the pattern. 

Size: Newborn, (0-3 months, 3-6 months)
Yarn Suggested: Bulky/12 Ply (Yarn used: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky Hand Dyes, colorway Uptown); 1 skein (137 yd/125 meters; 100 grams/3.53 ounces)
Gauge: 3-3.75 stitches = 1 inch Stockinette Stitch
Needle size: US 10 - 6.0 mm 16" circular needles (24" or 32" cable for magic loop for decreases) or US 10 - 6.0 mm set of 4 dpns
Other materials needed: stitch marker, ruler or tape measure, scissors, yarn needle.  Optional: pom-pom maker

Techniques used:
Creating a pom-pom
Magic Loop/DPNs
Descreasing (k2tog)
Garter stitch
Stockinette stitch

Pattern Instructions:
This has is knit from the bottom up. 

CO 40 (48, 56) stitches in desired color. Join in the round and place marker. (If using dpns, distribute stitches evenly among 3 dpns using the 4th dpn to knit.)
Knit in garter stitch for the next 6 rows, starting w/ a knit row.
Continue in stockinette stitch for 4 inches.
Begin decreases.

R1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to end of round. (33, 41, 49 ss remain)
R2: (k5, k2tog) repeat to end of round (26, 34, 42 ss remain)
R3-5: knit
R6: (k4, k2tog) repeat to end of round (19, 27, 35 ss remain)
R7-9: knit

*If using circular needles, switch to larger cable size to finish decreasing using Magic Loop method.  If using dpns, distribute stitches evenly among the dpns as you find necessary.*

R10: (k3, k2tog) repeat to end of round (12, 20, 28 ss remain)
R11-13: Knit
R14: (k2, k2tog) repeat to end of round (5, 13, 21 ss remain)
R15-21: knit
R22: (k1, k2tog) repeat to end fo round (4, 6, 14 ss remain)

At this point, if you are knitting the newborn or 0-3 month size, knit for additional 2 inches, then move to I-Cord instruction and continue as per pattern. If knitting the 3-6 month size, continue to round 23.

R23-25: knit
R26: (k2tog) repeat to end of round (7 ss remain)
R27: Knit.

Knit for 2 inches. K2tog, k1, k2tog,k2.
Slide your stitches to 1 needle and continue to knit in I-cord until you reach a desired length for your stocking cap tail.
Leaving an 8-inch tail, cut yarn and weave tail through remaining stitches. (The tail will be used to attach the pom-pom.
Make large pom-pom and attach to end of I-cord tail using your tail yarn. Weave in ends and trim.
(YouTube link for making pom-pom HERE)

The size of the pom-pom you make is up to you.  I wanted a large, oversized pom-pom as large as I could get it with the yarn I had left.  I used about 3/4 of a skein of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky Hand Dyes.  The remainder of my yarn was used on the pom-pom.  I reserved a small portion of yarn to attach the pom-pom to the tail of the stocking cap, just in case I had trouble with the pom-pom staying in place, as well as to tie off the pom-pom. 

Disclaimer: This hat was intended for PROP PURPOSES ONLY! Do not leave baby unattended while wearing this hat as the tail could wrap around the baby's neck. To be used with direct supervision only.

This pattern can be altered to shorten the length of the tail to make this hat wearable for every-day use.

This pattern was created by Rae Lynne of Drip Drip Drop ( It is intended for personal use only and may not be reproduced, copied, or re-used without permission from Rae Lynne. This pattern and any knitted items may not be sold for personal profit.  Please feel free to use this pattern to make your own hat for you or for gifts. Happy crafting!

Please visit my Uptown Babe Ravelry Project Page (Ravelry Members only, membership is Free) for more pictures and information. 

Please feel free to contact me with any comments or questions at or on Raverly, username raelynne01

1 comment:

  1. On the way to becoming a designer, aren't you? Well done! The hat is super cute!