|ten baby hats knit from scraps|
Every bit of the purple and pink yarn was used by alternating with the off-white Pacific yarn, which was purchased at a thrift shop in August. It worked great for stretching the scraps to knit more hats.
Since the Encore and Pacific are considered worsted weight yarn, I had to change my usual pattern at bit.
Needle size - US 8
Pattern: cast on 54 sts, knit a 1x1 rib for an inch or an 1.5 inches for the brim, stockinette stitch for the body of the hat until it measures 3.5 inches from the cast on edge, begin decreases (k6, k2 tog for the first row, k all stitches on the second row, k5, k2 tog for the third row, k all stitches on the fourth row) continue in this manner through k1, k2 tog and then the final row is k2 tog, cut the yarn and thread the end through the remaining stitches. Pull yarn to the underside, secure and weave in ends.
Yarn required: each hat uses approximately 0.7 ounces
Pattern for a baby knit knit with fingering weight yarn can be found here.