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Super easy beginners scarf!

I found out that this type of scarf is called a BAKTUS SCARF
Its really easy - all the rows are knit
You have some short rows and that's about it!

You will need - 100gms or about 420 yards of 4 ply or sock weight yarn
# 5 US needles (3.74 mm)
Fine yarn works the best but you can use up to double knitting or worsted weight. If you use the thicker yarn I would also use larger needles - go up by one size at least

Abbreviations.
YO: yarn over,
ssk: slip one stitch, knit one stitch, pass slipped stitch over
K: knit


Instructions:
Cast on 10 sts
Row 1. Knit
Row 2. (short row) Knit 7,  put yarn in front of needle, slip one, turn, knit 8, turn
Row 3 knit
Row 4 Knit
Row 5 - like row 2
Row 6: k 8, YO, knit till end.

Repeat these6  rows until you have about 70 sts (or used half your yarn!)
Now the decreases start:

Row 1: knit
Row 2:(short row) Knit 7,  put yarn in front of needle, slip one, turn, knit 8, turn
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: like row 2
Row 6: K7, ssk, YO, ssk, knit to end
Repeat …

Knitted Pixie hat for baby

Here is  great pattern i found. It is an easy but effective way to make a pixie hat for an infant.

Photo by Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Sizes
3-12 (12-24) months
Shown in size 3-12 months.
Finished Measurements
Approximately 13 (13 3/4)” [33 (35) cm] as base of neck, buttoned
8 3/4 (9 1/2)” [22 (24) cm] to highest point, at back of Hat
Note: Choose the appropriate size based on the height of the hat. You can adjust the fit of the neckband if necessary.
Yarn
Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock
Medium weight (100% superwash Merino wool; 380 yards [347 meters] / 155 grams): 1 hank Coral
Needles
One pair straight needles size US 3 (3.25 mm)
Spare needle size US 3 (3.25 mm) or smaller, for Kitchener Stitch
Change needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions
One 11/16″ (15 mm) buttons
Gauge
36 sts and 36 rows= 4″ (10 cm) in 2×2 Rib
Notes
This hat is very easy to size up or down from the sizes given. Simply add or subtract sts in a multiple of 4 and work the crosswise ridges as instructed u…