Newborn baseball hat


My sister-in-law is having a little boy coming up and I wanted to try knitting something special.  This was a very fast knit, I feel like the embroidery part was a little tedious, but it might get better with more practice.  For this hat I used size 6 needles and cast on 60, I purled the first round and then did stockinette stitch for 27 rounds and began my decrease witch was:

Round 29:*knit 4, k2tog* repeat to end

Round 30- knit

Round 31- *knit 3, k2tog* repeat to end

Round 32- knit

Round 33- *knit 2, k2tog* repeat to end

Round 34- knit

Round 35- *knit 1, k2tog* repeat to end

Round 36- *k2tog* repeat to end

cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches, weave in all loose ends.

Get your red yarn and cut a long piece embroider in the baseball stitching.  I found the best way to do this is go up through (center of your baseball stitch) go a little ways up and over then take the needle down.  Bring the needle back up through the center and over the other direction forming the “v” baseball stitch.  Keep going judging on  where to start curving it around the hat.  It gets easier with practice.  I had to rip mine out a few times before I was happy with it.

Happy Knitting!