Friday, November 18, 2005

BABY PERKY PUFFS

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copyright 01/08/05 Dot Matthews

Size - 15" fits 3 to 6 months baby

Materials

E hook
3 oz Caron Simply Soft orchid


small amount of contrasting color

The yarn amount is estimated, the finished hat pictured above weighed 2 oz. I used a small amount of Red Heart Super Saver in purple as the contrasting color.


Gauge: 4 rows = 2" and 8 sts = 2"


Specialty St:
PUFF ST: (yo, insert hook in designated st, yo draw up a loop) 3 times. there will be 7 loops on hook. Now yo, draw through 6 loops, yo draw through remaining 2 loops. Puff Stitch made.


Note 1: pattern is worked with every other stitch a puff stitch, example=dc, puff, dc, puff, dc, puff.
Note 2: numbers at the end of the row in ( ) indicate number of stitches for the row.
Note 3: beginning ch 3 counts as first dc

ROW 1: Ch 4, 11 dc in 1st ch, join in 3rd chain. (12 sts)

ROW 2: Ch 3, puff st in same st as join, (dc and puff st in next st) around. Join in top of beg ch. (24 sts-12 puff st and 12 dc) Note: refer to specialty stitch instructions at beginning of pattern to see how to make a puff stitch

ROW 3: ch 3, puff st in same st as join, (dc in next st, puff st and dc in next st, puff st in next st, dc and puff st in next st,) around. Join in top of beg ch. (36 sts - 18 puff sts and 18 dc)

ROW 4: ch 3, puff st in same st as join, (dc in next st, puff st in next st, dc and puff st in next st) around. (48 sts - 24 puff sts and 24 dc)

ROW 5: ch 3, puff st in same st as join. dc in next st, puff st in next st, dc in next st.
Puff st and dc in next st, puff st in next st, dc in next st, puff st in next st.
(dc and puff st in next st, dc in next st, puff st in next st, dc in next st.
puff st and dc in next st, puff st in next, dc in next st, puff st in next st.) around. join in top of beg ch.
(60 sts - 30 puffs and 30 dc)

ROW 6: ch 3, puff st in next st, (dc in next st, puff st in next st) around. Join in top of beg ch 3.
(60 sts - 30 puffs and 30 dc)

ROW 7: repeat row 6

ROW 8: repeat row 6

next row is a decrease row

ROW 9: ch 3, puff st in next st, dc in next st, sk next st, puff st in next st, dc in next st, puff st in next st, (sk next st, dc in next st, puff st in next st, dc in next st, sk next st, puff st in next st, dc in next st, puff st in next st) around, ending with puff st in last st, remember to keep every other stitch a puff stitch. Join in top of beg ch 3. (46 sts - 23 puffs and 23 dc)

ROW 10: ch 3, puff st in next st, (dc in next st, puff st in next st) around. Join in top of beg ch 3. (46 sts - 23 puffs and 23 dc)

ROW 11: ch 3, puff st in same st as join, (dc and puff st in next st) around. Join in top of beg ch 3. (92 sts - 46 puffs and 46 dc). Fasten off main color.

ROW 12: Attach contrasting color in any stitch. ch 1, sc in ea st around. (92 sc)

Fasten off and weave in ends.