Me and Suz, the fearless leader of the Cleveland SnB, were sitting at the bar, brainstorming different baby hat ideas. Y’see, last year at Bizarre Bazaar, we had all sort of cool grown up things, like purses and scarves and tampon holders. We didn’t sell much of those… but we did sell Donna’s felted fiends. And all sorts of people were asking for baby clothes. So! Suz suggested a cupcake hat, after seeing a nice spread of cupcake related products in the latest issue of BUST. Since I’m too lazy to knit a ruffle and sew it on after the fact, I stole a bauble pattern from one of the SnBN pillows for a row, and the Cupcake Hat was born. Due to popular demand, an adult pattern is to come, tho I’ve had some difficulties with a big kid size. Enjoy!
SIZE 1-4 years.
Acrylic yarn in the following colors:
Cup: 1 skein Gold, Worsted Weight
Frosting: 1 skein Pale Pink, Worsted Weight
Cherry: Scrap Red Yarn, preferrably Chunky Weight
US 7 (4.5 mm) DPN, OR SIZE OBTAIN GAUGE
Large-eyed, blunt needle
Optional: Buttons, scrap yarn, beads, safety pins
16 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in St st
BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
(MN) MAKE NUBBLE
Pull loop throught the next st as if to K, then place this look on the left needle next to the original stitch.
(Think knitted cast on!)
Pull new loop through the second st as if to K, then place loop on the left needle next to the second stitch.
Repeat twice. BO 4 kwise. The fifth stitch is now on the right needle.
With Cup Color, CO 80 sts.
Work in k2 p2 ribbing for 1 row, join in the round and continue k2p2 for 2 inches.
Switch to Frosting Color.
K one row.
Next row, *K1, MN. Repeat until you’ve made one row of nubbles. (40 times, but who wants to count that?)
K until entire peice measures 5 1/2 inches.
*Knit 8 stitches, place a marker. Repeat from * 9 more times.
*K 6, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times.
*K 5, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times.
*K 4, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times.
*K 3, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times.
*K 2, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times.
*K 1, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times.
*K2tog, remove marker. Repeat from * 9 more times.
Continue to k2tog until 5 stitches remain.
Break off yarn and thread the end through the remaining 5 stitches.
With the chunky red, make a pom pom, about 1 inch wide. Whatever looks best on your cupcake.
Weave in loose ends.
Now here’s an optional part: With the buttons, you can sew on “sprinkes.” Spare yarn, you can stitch on “jimmies.” Same thing with the beads, rhinestones, whatever you like. But if this hat is intended for a child under 2 years of age, DO NOT attach any buttons, or anything that can be pulled off and choked on.