Knit an adorable Ice Cream Hat complete with sprinkles and a cherry on top for your little sweetie!
Note: I’ve updated this pattern (6/18/19) but I’m leaving the original photos below because elbow dimples. And wrist rolls. And cheeks!
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. 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 likes her ice cream hat!Looking for the pattern? Here's how it works: This pattern is available for free in one size right here on my site (keep scrolling down). Or you can purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is ad-free and easy to print in just one or two nicely formatted pages. The PDF printable also contains instructions for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! You can purchase the PDF patterns either via Etsy or Ravelry. There is a very small fee for the PDF version and this helps me keep Little Red Window running! Thank you so much for loving my patterns!
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Ice Cream Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List
( 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!)
Ice Cream Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions:
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.
Decrease (divide your stitches evenly between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: knit all stitches
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: knit all stitches
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: knit all stitches
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: knit all stitches
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Round 13: Knit 1, k2tog, k2, k2tog, k1 (6 stitches left).
Switch to red yarn to knit the cherry.
Round 1: knit all stitches
Round 2: kfb for each stitch (12 stitches total).
Rounds 3-5: knit all stitches
Round 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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