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Shell Pattern for a Baby’s Cap

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Sample for Shell Pattern for a Baby's Cap

Shell pattern on the needles

This is the shell pattern as it is knitted. The 1X1 ribbing at the bottom of the sample is not part of the shell pattern.

Sample for Shell Pattern for a Baby's Cap

Shell pattern on a beanie

This is the shell pattern used for a simple hat. Again, the 1X1 ribbing at the bottom is not part of the pattern. This sample was knit on 4mm (US 6) needles with DK weight yarn.

Pattern

Note: This is a preliminary pattern and needs someone to test it and make corrections.

Materials

Knitting needles: Old UK size No. 22/ US 000000 (6/0), Metric 0.7mm,
fine linen thread.

The front part is knit flat. K3 stitches at the beginning and end of each shell pattern row. This will not be repeated in the pattern (work in shell pattern stitch only once you start knitting in the round).

Cast on 208 stitches and knit 5 rows

6th row decrease 16sts across evenly as follows: K13, (k2tog, k10) 15 times, k2tog, k13 (192sts)

Repeat rows 1-6 of shell pattern 3 times (18 rows)

Next row K1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Knit 5 rows

Next row K1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Repeat rows 1-6 of shell pattern 4 times (24 rows)

Next row K1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last stitch, k1
Knit 5 rows

Next row K1, *yo, k2tog; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

Repeat rows 1-6 of shell pattern twice (12 rows)

From now on you will be knitting in the round

Cast on 42sts for the back of the head (234sts)

Knit 2 rounds garter stitch

Next round: (yo, k2tog) around

Work 3 rounds garter stitch

Work 6 repeats of the shell pattern (36 rows)

Begin decreasing in shell pattern (chart follows):

1st round: *P1, k2tbl, p2tog, (yo, k1) 7 times, k1; repeat from * to end of round

2nd round: *P1, k2tbl, p1, k15; repeat from * to end of round

3rd round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k11, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

4th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k9, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

5th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k7, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

6th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k5, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round (216sts)

7th round: *P1, k2tbl, p1, (yo, k1) 6 times, k1; repeat from * to end of round

8th round: *P1, k2tbl, p1, k13; repeat from * to end of round

9th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k9, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

10th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k7, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

11th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k5, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

12th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k3, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round (198sts)

How to work the decreses on the Shell Pattern for a Baby's Cap

Next round: *P2, inc (knit into the front and back of the stitch), p1, ssk, k1, ssk; repeat from * to end of round (176sts)

Next round: P1, ssk tbl, k1tbl, p1, k3; repeat from * to end of round (154sts)

Work 2 rounds garter st

Next round: *k2tog, yo; repeat from * to end of round

Work 3 rounds garter st

Next round: *k2tog, yo; repeat from * to end of round

Work 3 rounds garter st, increasing 2 sts in the final round (156sts)

Work 6 rounds of shell pattern stitch (36 rounds) then decrease in shell pattern as follows:

1st round: *P1, k2tbl, p2tog, (yo, k1) 7 times, k1; repeat from * to end of round

2nd round: *P1, k2tbl, p1, k15; repeat from * to end of round

3rd round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k11, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

4th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k9, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

5th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k7, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

6th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k5, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round (132sts)

7th round: *P1, k2tbl, p1, (yo, k1) 6 times, k1; repeat from * to end of round

8th round: *P1, k2tbl, p1, k13; repeat from * to end of round

9th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k9, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

10th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k7, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

11th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k5, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round

12th round: * P1, k2tbl, p1, SSK, k3, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round (108sts)

Next round: *P1, k2tbl, p1, m1, ssk, k1, k2tog, m1; repeat from * to end (108sts)

Next round: *P1, ssk, p1, k1, slip 2 together, k1, psso, k1; repeat from * to end of round (72sts)

Work 2 rounds garter stitch

Next round: *K2tog, yo; repeat from * to end of round

2 rounds of garter stitch

Next round: *K2tog, yo; repeat from * to end of round

Knit 4 rounds garter st.

Take off your stitches on a needle with coarse thread, and tie it up. 3

The pattern stitch knit flat

Begin with a multiple of 13sts plus 4 extra edge stitches

1st row: *P1, k2 through back of loop, p1, k1, (yo, k1) 8 times; repeat from * to last 4 sts, P1, k2 through back of loop, p1 (21sts per repeat)

2nd row: *k1, p2 through back of loop, k1, p17; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k1, p2 through back of loop, k1 (21sts per repeat)

3rd row: *P1, k2 through back of loop, p1, ssk, k13, k2tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts, P1, k2 through back of loop, p1 (19sts per repeat)

4th row: k1, p2 through back of loop, k1, *p2tog, p11, p2tog through the back loops; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k1, p2 through back of loop, k1 (17sts per repeat)

5th row: *P1, k2 through back of loop, p1, ssk, k9, k2tog; repeat from * to last 4 sts, P1, k2 through back of loop, p1 (15sts per repeat)

6th row: *P2tog, p7, p2tog tlb; repeat from * to last 4 sts, k1, p2 through back of loop, k1 (13sts per repeat)

These 6 rows form the pattern

Chart

How to work the Shell Pattern for a Baby's Cap knit flat

The pattern stitch knit in the round

Begin with a multiple of 13sts

1st round: *P1, k2 through back of loop, p1, k1, (yo, k1) 8 times; repeat from * to end of round (21sts per repeat)

2nd round: *P1, k2 through back of loop, p1, k17; repeat from * to end of round (21sts per repeat)

3rd round: *P1, k2 through back of loop, p1, ssk, k13, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round (19sts per repeat)

4th round: *P1, k2 through back of loop, p1, ssk, k11, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round (17sts per repeat)

5th round: *P1, k2 through back of loop, p1, ssk, k9, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round (15sts per repeat)

6th round: *P1, k2 through back of loop, p1, ssk, k7, k2tog; repeat from * to end of round (13sts per repeat)

These 6 rounds form the pattern

Chart

How to work the Shell Pattern for a Baby's Cap knit in the round

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