Lil' Gnome Hat

Tis' the season for giving!  Enjoy this free knitting pattern from Maizy Moo Knits!
I'd love to see your completed projects so please feel free to post them on my Facebook page or to Ravelry.

The Lil' Gnome Hat on Gigi, a 15" Bamboletta doll

Lil’ Gnome Hat 

size:    made to fit 15” Bamboletta dolls (head circumference of approx.13 inches)
gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch in stockinette
yarn:   1-2 ounces of worsted weight yarn (I used Mountain Meadow worsted)  
           1 ounce of yarn in a contrasting color (for the tassel and crocheted edge)

one 12” circular needle in size US8 (or size to achieve gauge)
one set of DPNs or a 32” circular in same size as your gauge needle
a tapestry needle for weaving in ends and attaching the tassel
one size H crochet hook (for decorative crocheted edge)

abbreviations: K (knit), K2T (knit two together)

Let’s get started!

Cast on 55 stitches. 
Join in the round and knit the brim (garter stitch for six rows, ending on a purl row).
Knit in stockinette for an additional 9 rows.

Begin decrease rounds (switching to your DPNs or magic loop when necessary):
Round 1:             K9, K2T*
Round 2-3:          K
Round 4:             K8, K2T*
Round 5-6:          K
Round 7:             K7, K2T*
Round 8-9:          K
Round 10:           K6, K2T*
Round 11-12:      K
Round 13:           K5, K2T*
Round 14-15:      K
Round 16:           K4, K2T*
Round 17-18:      K
Round 19:           K3, K2T*
Round 20-21:      K
Round 22:           K2, K2T*
Round 23-24:      K
Round 25:           K1, K2T*
Round 26-27:      K
Round 28:           K2T*
* repeat around

After round 28 cut the yarn, leaving a 10-12” tail.  Using your tapestry needle, thread the tail yarn through the remaining stitches on the needle and pull tight.  Feed the needle through the center of the circle at the top of the hat and weave in the ends.

Adding a crocheted edge:  Using a size H crochet hook, single crochet around the edge of your Lil’ Gnome Hat. 
Here is a short video tutorial for tips on adding your crocheted edge: 

Adding the tassel:  Use this online tutorial for help making the perfect tassel for your Lil’ Gnome Hat: http://www.nezumiworld.com/crochet_057.htm.

I hope you enjoyed knitting this sweet Lil’ Gnome Hat for your doll. 
Happy Holidays from Maizy Moo Knits!

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