A mini-hat designed for Innocent Smoothies’ Age UK fundraising. Every winter they appeal to knitters to knit little hats for their smoothies. For every smoothie that’s sold wearing a hat they donate 25p to Age UK. This wee cupcake of a hat is very fast and easy to knit and uses only small scraps of double knitting yarn.
10g each of lilac, cream and red double knitting yarn.
Gauge isn’t too important as it stretches alot, but I was knitting at 20 sts to 4 inches.
Cast on 28 sts in lilac.
Knit in 1 x 1 rib for 8 rows.
Change to cream and work 6 rows of stocking stitch.
1st decrease row: K2tg across row
2nd decrease row: P2tog across row
Cut yarn, leaving an 8 inch tail, thread through live stitchess and use to sew up the side seam.
Using red yarn make a single slip loop on one needle.
(k1,p1)twice then k1 into the loop (5 sts).
Next row: Increase into every stitch to the end of the row (10 sts).
Purl one row.
Next row: (k2tog) five times then pass the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th stitch over the 1st one and off the needle.
Cut yarn, pull through the remaining loop and fasten off.
Attach cherry to the top of cake.
Now have a lovely cup of tea and a fairy cake.