I just finished this cupcake hat for my sisters baby. She’s due in a few short weeks! We don’t know if it’s a girl or a boy so I made the cupcake in case it’s a girl and a blueberry in case it’s a boy. 🙂
It’s a really quick & easy project. I added tube beads for the sprinkles and just sewed them on. If you plan on doing this, be sure to get a very thin needle otherwise it won’t fit through the holes in the beads.
I also intended this to be worn by a newborn so I used size 5 dpn. I also used Debbie Bliss’s cashmerino yarn, which is a lighter weight than the pattern calls for.
It might be a tad bit big but it’ll work well I think.
SIZE 1-4 years
Acrylic yarn in the following colors: Cup: 1 skein Gold Worsted Weight Frosting: 1 skein Pale Pink ww Cherry: Scrap Red Yarn, preferrably Chunky Size US 7 (4.5 mm) DPN, OR SIZE OBTAIN GAUGE Large-eyed, blunt needle Stitch markers Optional: Buttons, scrap yarn, beads, safety pins GAUGE 16 sts and 22 rows = 4″ in St st BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
(MN) MAKE NUBBLE Pull loop through the next st as if to K, then place this look on the left needle next to the original st,2sts. Pull new loop through the second st as if to K, then place loop on the left needle next to the second st,3sts. Repeat twice¡ª5sts. BO 4 kwise. The fifth stitch is now on the right needle.
DIRECTIONS With Cup Color, cast on 80. Work in k2 p2 ribbing for 1 row, join in the round and continue k2p2 for 2 inches. Switch to Frosting Color. K one row. Next row, *K1, MN. Repeat until you made one row of nubbles. (40 times, but who wants to count that?) K until entire piece measures 5 1/2 inches. Switch to CC, *knit 8 stitches, place a marker. Repeat from * 9 more times. *K 6, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times. *K 5, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times. *K 4, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times. *K 3, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times. *K 2, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times. *K 1, k2tog, pass marker. Repeat from * 9 more times. *K2tog, remove marker. Repeat from * 9 more times. Continue to k2tog until 5 stitches remain. Break off yarn and thread the end through the remaining 5 stitches.
With the chunky red, make a pom pom, about 1 inch wide. Whatever looks best on your cupcake.
**NOTE: If making this hat for a child 2 or under be sure to attach the beads, buttons, etc very secure. Otherwise, do not include them…