Jingle Bells Baby Hat

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Designed by Shirley Roemer

Hat Circumference: 13¼"

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 1 Skein 672 Spring Green
Circular Knitting Needles: 4.5mm [US 7]-16".
Double Pointed Needles: 4.5mm [US 7].
3 Stitch markers
Yarn needle
3 jingle bells
Sewing needle and thread.

GAUGE: 18 sts = 4"; 24 rnds = 4" in St st. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needles to obtain the gauge.

With circular needle, cast on 56 sts. Join to work in the round making sure that sts are not twisted and place a marker between first and last sts.
Rnd 1: * K2, P2; repeat from * around.
Repeat Rnd 1 for ribbing for 4½".
K 1 rnd, inc 4 sts evenly spaced - 60 sts. Work even in St st for 2½" - 7" from beginning.

Increase Shaping
[K20, place marker on needle] twice, K 20 to marker at end of rnd.
Rnd 1: K, inc 1 st before and after each marker - 6 sts inc in rnd.
Rnd 2: K.
Repeat Rnds 1 and 2 seven times - 108 sts.

Divide and Shape Points
First Point: Place first 36 sts onto a dpn; leave remaining sts on the circular needle.
Note: Points will measure about 5" from base to tip. To make points longer or shorter, adjust the number of rows between decrease rows.
Rnd 1: [K4, K2tog] 6 times - 30 sts.
Rnds 2-6: K.
Rnd 7: [K3, K2tog] 6 times - 24 sts.
Rnds 8-12: K.
Rnd 13: [K2, K2tog] 6 times - 18 sts.
Rnds 14-18: K.
Rnd 19: [K1, K2tog] 6 times - 12 sts.
Rnds 20-24: K.
Rnd 25: [K2tog] 6 times - 6 sts.
Rnds 26-30: K.

Cut yarn, leaving a 6" tail. With yarn needle, weave yarn tail through remaining sts; draw up firmly; fasten securely.

2nd Point: Place next 36 sts onto a dpn; leave remaining sts on the circular needle and work same as for First Point.

3rd Point: Place last 36 sts onto a dpn and work same as for First Point.

FINISHING: Weave in ends. With sewing needle and thread, sew a bell to each tip. Turn up half of ribbing for cuff.

ABBREVIATIONS: dpn = double pointed needle; inc = increase; K = knit; K2tog = knit next 2 sts together; mm = millimeters; P = purl; rnd = round; St st = Stockinette stitch (Knit every round.); st(s) = stitch (es); * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [  ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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