It’s nice to get a new pattern down to the point that you can do it fairly automatically. For Ribbed Leaves, I was there by the second hat.
Rows 1, 3, 5, and 7 are k1p1, yo, yo, k1p1k1p1k1, R2Dec, p1k1 x 5, p1. Rows 9, 11, 13, and 15 are k1p1 x 6, L2Dec, k1p1k1p1k1, yo, yo, p1.All even rows are k1p1. And I only had to look that up twice just now in order to recite it from memory. Fortunately, when you are working a project you can read the last few rows to refresh your memory. Unless you screwed up already.
Anyway, this should be much closer to infant-sized than the first Ribbed Leaves hat. And I’m almost out of my Manos del Uruguay yarn, and almost caught up on baby hats.
I love using silk blend yarns, but I’m not sure how to find humanely manufactured silk (where they don’t boil the silkworms to death). On the other hand, I’m not sure how much the silkworms are capable of suffering, so maybe it doesn’t matter. I guess I’ll have to find out what Peter Singer thinks.
Here’s the Ravelry project.