KID’S WINTER SET
These pom-pom hats from Rico have a secret, but you’ll have to wait until nightfall to find out what it is! Thanks to a strand of fine fibreglass thread that you’d hardly notice in daylight, creative Glühwürmchen from Rico reflects when a light is shone on it, making whatever you knit from it glimmer and shine. This great hat design also incorporates one the stitches of the year – brioche stitch. It’s fantastically satisfying to work and once you have the hang of it, can create some tremendous colour effects. Whatever yarn you choose, have fun mixing and matching the yarns with contrasting pom-poms, and watch as your little ones light up the night in this cool hat pattern!
HAT When counting stitches yos are not included.
Using 6mm needles and thumb method cast on 36 ( 38: 40) sts. Row 1 (RS): K1, sl1p, *sl1p from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1. Row 2 (WS): K1, sl1p, *sl1p wyif, yo, k2tog (yo and 1 st), rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1. Add a pre-made fluffy pom-pom to your hat for a luxurious finish
wyif, yo, k1, rep Row 2 forms brioche patt. Working in brioche patt (throughout) cont until work measures approx 15 ( 16: 17)cm, 6 ( 6¼ :6¾) in.
Shape crown Row 1 (RS): K1, *k3tog (not counting yo as sts), sl1p wyif, yo, rep from * to last 3 ( 1: 4) sts, and work the last two sts as follows: First size: K2tog [yo and 1 st], p1, k1. Second size: K1. Third size: Sl1p wyif, yo, k2tog [yo and 1 st], p1, k1. 20 ( 20: 22) sts Work 3 rows without dec. Row 5: K1, *k3tog (not counting yo as sts), sl1p wyif, yo, rep from * to last 3 ( 3: 1) sts and work the last sts as follows: First and second size: K2tog [yo and 1 st], p1, k1. Third size: K1. 12 sts Work 1 row without dec. Fasten off with a long tail and pull through remaining sts to inside.
MAKING UP Join back seam. Cover with a clean, damp tea towel, pull into shape and leave until dry. Attach pom-pom to top of hat. See ball band for further care instructions.