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Eva’s Hat

Eva's Hat

This lacy little hat is great for the baby who doesn’t seem to like hats. It’s easy to put on her head, and so loose and stretchy that even a persnickety little one seems to hardly notice it. Slightly flared brim helps keep breeze and sun out of baby’s face, and ribbon can be tightened, loosened, or strung to tie under the chin.

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  1. Elana Daley says:

    I have never done a provisional cast on before and was wondering how it works. I’ve been searching you tube for examples as it’s unclear to me what to do with it once the throw away yarn is set up. Please let me know or if you have sites to refer me, that would be great too.
    Thank you so much for the free pattern.

  2. Elana Daley says:

    So the actual question I have is not about the provisional cast on but the instructions on the Hat Brim.
    The first line says knit in the round for 10 rows. The second line then talks about the hat brim and the 3rd talks about knitting again. May I assume that the first and second lines are together and the third is on another needle? Does it matter if it’s on the provisional needle or on another needle? Do I cast on again and how is it recommended?

  3. barb says:

    I’m not sure what is giving you trouble. The first and second lines take you to the scalloped turning edge of the brim. You make that scalloped row. Then you knit again for the other side of the hemmed bit (the brim). Then you combine the provisional caston with your active stitches (which I may have made more confusing than it needs to be), then you make the eyelets for the ribbon/hatband, then you continue with the rest of the hat.
    Regarding combining the provisional caston stitches and active stitches, maybe this will help: You need to put the provisional stitches on a second needle. Then if you wish, you can knit one from the front needle and one from the back needle together OR (as I have written in this pattern) line them all up on one needle (one from the front, one from the back) and k2tog all the way around to “sew” the hem. Whichever works best for you.
    Does that answer your question?

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