Cisco is a brightly striped Peruvian style baby hat with ties.
Approximately 12” around back of head x 6” high (including neckband)
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
22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Sl 2 sts tog as if to k2 tog, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over k1 – 2 sts dec’d
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.
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.