Thursday, March 5, 2009

Cupcake Hats for big people

It's hard to be an adult - you're expected to be so well mannered and rational, when all you really want to do is lock yourself inside all day and play with your toys. Well, this Cupcake Hat Pattern is for you - to help release the Strawberry Shortcake within and let your childish wonderment roam free and have a super cool hat at the same time.
Be sure to make the hat while eating your favorite flavor of real baked goodness. These photos were taken at the Common Ground Coffee and Cupcakes Shop on South Third Street here in Downtown Renton. You can grab a seat and knit away in a cozy chair, while Hang and Crystal make you up a little latte action.
Thank goodness I have the kind of friends that jump at the chance to share a little frosting while posing in hats. The don't grow on trees - so be thankful when you find them.
Crystal, Brandie and Pinky model the adult Cupcake Hats with such suave sereneness - you can hardly tell that they are pretending to patiently wait for me to finish my photo tasks so they can get their cupcake grub on.
Cupcake Hat for Adults
Materials : Worsted Weight yarn
One skein of the main color and about 40-50 yards of the ribbing color (here in brown)
Needles: size 8 circular needles, 16"
Cast on: 80 stitches

Knitting in the round, cast on 80 stitches in the ribbing color of yarn and work in a rib stitch of K2,P2 for approx. 2.5 inches, placing a marker at the beginning of the row. Then, purl a row before switching to the main color of yarn. The first row will be knit, the second and third rows will be purled - this gives the rim or edge of the cupcake. From then on, knit every row until the hat measures 7 inches from the cast on edge. Now you are ready to decrease.
Decrease Rows:
Row 1: *Knit 6, K2 tog* all the way around
Row 2: *Knit 5, K2 tog*
Row 3: *Knit 4,K2 tog*
Row 3: *Knit 3, K2 tog*
Row 4: *Knit 2, K2 tog*
Row 5: *Knit 1, K2 tog*
Row 6: K2 tog until you have about 6 stitches remaining. Use your tapestry needle, cut yarn with at least 6 inches left, and thread through the remaining stitches - pull tight and secure end by weaving through the back to the stitches on the inside of the hat. Make and attach a small pom pom, sew buttons on, make a strawberry - you are set.

Wear your Cupcake with pride - many will envy you, some quietly, wishing they had your flair

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  1. Oh my goodness! These are hilarious and ADORABLE.

    I wondered what kind of shenanigans might be going on with cupcake hats after I read your comment over at my blog :) These are amazing and very, very crafty!

    I commend you on your flair. But I am, as you predicted, somewhat envious!

  2. woah I just made a post about cupcakey kind of things! these are so cute though, I want one :)

  3. You're welcome! :)
    I know this is an old post but these cupcakes seem just DELICIOUS! x

  4. I love this hat! I'm making it for my sister. Thanks for the pattern!


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