Botanical Baby 

Materials needed: 

Size  4 circular needle, and 4 dpns, US size 4.

1 tapestry needle

Worsted weight yarn, 2-3 colors

Skills needed: knitting, purling, k2tog, knitting with two colors, Working in the round, following a color chart, making an i-cord.

To Begin:

Using size 4 needles and color “X”, cast on 72 stitches.  Start working chart here.

For rows 1-4, each time you come to color X, purl.  All other stitches you should knit.  (This ribbing will leave a curly edge to your knitting—we will clean this up later.)

 

Starting with row 5, follow the color chart through row 15.  You will knit all these stitches, keeping with the color pattern.

 

 

 

FLOWER CHART

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

13

 

O

 

O

 

O

 

O

 

O

 

O

12

 

O

O

 

O

O

 

O

O

 

O

O

11

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

10

 

O

O

 

O

O

 

O

O

 

O

O

9

 

O

 

O

 

O

 

O

 

O

 

O

8

 

 

 

O

 

 

 

 

 

O

 

 

7

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

6

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

5

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

4

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

3

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

cast on

 

 

 

 

 

LEAF CHART

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

13

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

12

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

11

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

10

 

X

 

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

 

X

9

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

8

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

7

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

 

X

6

 

 

X

X

X

 

 

 

X

X

X

 

5

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

4

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

3

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

2

 

 

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

X

 

 

1

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

cast on

Once  you have finished the chart, knit 4 rows, working in your background color.  Then, decrease as follows: (when the knitting gets tight, divide stitches evenly on 3 dpns.)

 

The last step is to finish the brim of the hat.  To do this you will need a tapestry needle, scissors, and the color “x.” Flip the brim of the hat up so the the wrong side of the work is showing. You should see a set of “floats” created by the ribbing you did after casting on.  Using a scrap piece of yarn, thread a tapestry needle through these floats and tie them together (see picture.) Weave in ends. Repeat the process around the brim of the hat.  This will give your brim the “bell” look.