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Cotton Twirl

Baby Blocks Beenie

Designed by Sandi Rosner

Description:  This very cute baby hat is simple to make.  The edge is made of purl rows and seed st rows, while the body consists of a large knit-purl block pattern.  The k2tog and p2tog decreases are worked in with the block design.  It is finished off with an I-cord knot.  The hat takes less than one ball to make, and knits up pretty quickly.

Level:  Easy (working in the round, k2tog & p2tog decreases, I-cord)

Size:  15½" circumference


  • 1 ball Crystal Palace Cotton Twirl (shown in #2244 "Fandango")
  • Crystal Palace Bamboo 6" or 8" double-pointed needles in US size 8, or size needed for gauge
  • Tapesty needle

Gauge:  4½ sts=1" over St st

Abbreviations:  CO = cast on, dpn = double-pointed needles, k = knit, k2tog = knit 2 stitches together; p = purl, p2tog = purl 2 stitches together; rnd = round; St st = stockinette stitch; st(s) = stitch(es);



CO 70 sts on dpn's.   Join and begin working in the rnd.


Rnd 1:  P.

Rnd 2:  (k1, p1) around.

Rnd 3:  (p1, k1) around.

Rnd 4:  As Rnd 2.

Rnd 5:  As Rnd 3.

Rnd 6: P.

Rnds 7-16:  (k7, p7) around.

Rnds 17-26:  (p7, k7) around.


Crown Decrease:

Rnd 27:  (k5, k2tog, p5, p2tog) around. [60 sts.]

Rnd 28:  (k6, p6) around.

Rnd 29:  (k4, k2tog, p4, p2tog) around. [50 sts.]

Rnd 30:  (k5, p5) around.

Rnd 31:  (k3, k2tog, p3, p2tog) around. [40 sts.]

Rnd 32:  (k4, p4) around.

Rnd 33:  (k2, k2tog, p2, p2tog) around. [30 sts.]

Rnd 34:  (k3, p3) around.

Rnd 35:  (k1, k2tog, p1, p2tog) around. [20 sts.]

Rnd 36:  ( k2tog, p2tog) around. [10 sts.]

Rnd 37:  K2tog around. [5 sts]


Work 2½" I-cord over remaining 5 sts.  Thread up sts.  Weave in ends.  Tie I-cord in knot.


We are happy to share this pattern with knitters. The pattern may be used for non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format without permission. Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns are welcome to print and share this pattern with customers of our yarns.

April 2013

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