Cisco

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Hats/Scarves/Gloves
Baby/Children

Cisco is a brightly striped Peruvian style baby hat with ties.

One size


Finished Measurements

Approximately 12” around back of head x 6” high (including neckband)


Materials

1 Ball each Berroco Comfort DK (50 grs), #2731 Kidz Orange (orange), #2719 Sunshine (yellow), #2751 True Red (red), #2733 Turquoise, #2736 Primary Blue (blue) and #2740 Seedling (green)

Straight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE


Gauge

22 sts = 4”;  32 rows = 4” in St st

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Stitch Glossary

Dec 2

Sl 2 sts tog as if to k2 tog, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over k1 – 2 sts dec’d


Stripe Sequence

Knit 2 rows orange, knit 2 rows yellow, work 2 rows in St st with red, knit 4 rows turquoise, work 2 rows in St st with orange, knit 2 rows blue, work 4 rows in St st with green, rep from * once more – 36 rows total.


Hat

Back:  With straight needles, using orange, cast on 11 sts.  Work following Stripe Sequence, inc 1 st each side every 6th row 6 times – 23 sts.  When 36 rows of Stripe Sequence have been completed, end on WS.  Knit 2 rows yellow, knit 2 rows orange, knit 2 rows red.  Bind off.

Right Ear:  With straight needles, using blue, cast on 4 sts, with RS facing, pick up and k7 sts across first 7 bound-off sts of back, cast on 4 sts – 15 sts.  Purl 1 row.

Dec Row 1 (RS):  K6, Dec 2, k6 – 13 sts.  Purl 1 row.

Dec Row 2 (RS):  K5, Dec 2, k5 – 11 sts.  Purl 1 row.  Continue to dec 2 sts every RS row in this manner until 1 st remains.  Fasten off. 

Left Ear:  With straight needles, using blue, cast on 4 sts, skip 9 sts on bound-off edge of back, with RS facing, pick up and k7 sts across last 7 bound-off sts of back, cast on 4 sts – 15 sts.  Complete same as right ear.  Fold cast-on edges of ears to front and overlap 1 st at each end in center.  Tack overlapped sts tog.

Front:  With RS facing, using straight needles and orange, pick up and k24 sts along right edge of back; pick up and k3 sts in first 3 cast-on sts of right ear, bring ends of cast-on edge of ear tog in front and pick up and k1 st through overlapped sts joining ear tog in center front;  pick up and k3 sts in remaining cast-on edge of right ear, pick up and k9 sts across center 9 sts on bound-off edge of back, pick up and k7 sts across cast-on edges of left ear in same manner as right ear, pick up and k24 sts along left edge of back – 71 sts.  Knit 1 row.  Change to yellow and continue to follow Stripe Sequence as follows:

Establish Pat St:  Row 1 (RS):  K23, SSK, k9, yo, k1, yo, k9, k2 tog, k to end.

Row 2 and all WS rows:  Work even.  Purl the center yo, k1, yo.

Work even in pat as established until 36 rows of Stripe Sequence have been completed, end on WS.  Knit 2 rows orange.  Change to Red and knit 6 rows.  Bind off.

Ties and Neckband:  With straight needles, using red, cast on 48 sts; with RS facing, pick up and k24 sts along left side edge of front, 13 sts across cast-on edge of back, then 24 sts along right side edge of front – 109 sts.  On next row, cast on 48 sts, then k to end – 157 sts.  Knit 4 rows.  Bind off.