Knit an adorable Ice Cream Hat complete with sprinkles and a cherry on top for your little sweetie!
Do you guys want to know one of the lamest things about having a kid with a peanut allergy? You just really cannot find safe ice cream. The vast majority of the ones in the store either contain nuts or were made on the same equipment as nut flavors. And forget going to an ice cream store. I mean think about it, you know those gross water containers they stick the scoops in? They use the same scoops for all the flavors and then stick them in that water. Which means every single ice cream flavor is contaminated. And that doesn’t even start to get into what happens with toppings! So we really can only make our own. Which is a pain. Anyway, we recently discovered Nana Creme which O loves but to me, it’s not really a substitute for real ice cream. So in an effort to enjoy a little delicious ice cream, without all the calories, I churned (see what I did there?) out this adorable ice cream hat complete with waffle cone base, sprinkles and a cherry on top! Yummy! Baby V is too little for ice cream but I think she likes the hat!
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Ice Cream Hat Knitting Pattern ( 6 month size, see PDF version for other sizes!)
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
To knit the ice cream hat:
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 64 stitches onto your circular needles with the tan yarn color. Join to knit in the round and knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches in a rib stitch for 2 rows. Then for rows 3 & 4: p2, k2 stitches in a rib stitch. Finally for rows 5 & 6 switch back to a k2, p2 rib stitch. Then switch to the white yarn and knit all rows until the hat is about 4 1/2 inches long.
Round 1: Knit 6, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round (56 stitches left).
Round 2: Knit all stitches
Round 3: Knit 5, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round (48 stitches left).
Round 4: Knit all stitches
Round 5: Knit directly onto 3 of the double pointed needles:
- Needle 1: Knit 4, Knit 2 stitches together, repeat two times.
- Needle 2: Knit 4, Knit 2 stitches together, repeat two times.
- Needle 3: Knit 4, Knit 2 stitches together, repeat one time (40 stitches left).
Round 6:Knit all stitches to the end of the round.
Round 7: Knit 3 stitches, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round (32 stitches left.
Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 9: Knit 2 stitches, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round (24 stitches left).
Round 10: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 11: Knit 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round (16 stitches left).
Round 12: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 13: Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round (8 stitches left).
Round 14: Knit 1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1 (6 stitches left).
Switch to the red yarn to knit the cherry.
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: kfb for each stitch (12 stitches total).
Row 3-5: knit all stitches
Row 6: k2tog for all stitches (6 stitches left).
Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.
To add the sprinkles
To add the sprinkles, I used a yarn needle and doubled yarn to stitch each sprinkle. I chose 4 different colors and they are placed randomly over the top of the hat just like real sprinkles would be. You can add as many as you like, just knot and weave in the ends inside the hat when you’re finished!
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