This very cute newborn pompom hat and leg warmers set is knit on 10mm and 12mm straight needles, from super chunky wool. You can use any wool suitable for 10mm needles, this particular set was made from some handspun merino wool. It was purchased from The Fibre Tree on Etsy.
I have bought a lot of wool from The Fibre Tree and thoroughly recommend this shop.
You don’t have to use handspun yarn for this cute newborn photo prop knitting pattern, there are many lovely super chunky yarns out there in the shops and online.
Pattern for Pompom Hat and Legwarmer Newborn Baby Set
With 10mm needles, cast on 22 stitches.
Knit 3 rows.
Next row – switch to 12mm needles and purl entire row.
The rest of the hat is knit in stocking stitch (knit one row, purl one row) on 12mm needles.
So, continue working in stocking stitch until hat measures 11cm, ending on a wrong side row.
Commence decrease as follows –
row 1 – k1, *k2tog, k3 repeat from * to last stitch, k1
row 2 – purl
row 3 – k1, *k2tog,k2 repeat from * to last stitch, k1
row 4 – p1, *p2tog,p1 repeat from * to last stitch, p1
Cut yarn, leaving enough to sew up back seam, thread through remaining stitches, draw up and secure. Sew up back seam. Sew in all the loose ends.
For the pompoms, wind yarn around your hand 20 times and cut yarn. Remove yarn from hand and with a piece of yarn long enough to sew pompom onto hat, tie around centre of the loops made from winding around hand. Cut through the loops. Make two pompoms and sew onto top sides of hat using photo above as a guide.
You could also make regular pompoms with pompom makers.
For the leg warmers, just 12mm needles for the entire piece. cast on 12 stitches. Rib 2 rows. Stocking stitch 6 rows. Rib 2 rows. Cast off. Sew up the back seam. Make 2.
I hope you enjoyed this pattern, happy knitting!
If you are looking for newborn prop hat knitting hats I can recommend checking out this e-leaflet.
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