Random Craftiness: Baby Sumo Wrestler Knitting Pattern

Baby Sumo Wrestler

Craft: Knitting

Suggested Yarn: Cascade Superwash 220


With size 8 circular needles, cast on 64 stitches.
Join in the round.
Knit for 8 rows.

Change to size 9 needle.
Knit for 4.5-5”


Place marker after every 8 stitches.

Row 1: K6, k2tog (56 remaining)

Row 2 (all even rows) – Knit all.

Row 3: K5, k2tog (48 remaining)

Row 5: K4, k2tog (40 remaining)

Row 7: K3, k2tog (32 remaining)

Row 9: K2, k2tog (24 remaining)

Row 11: K1, k2tog (16 remaining)

Row 13: k2tog (remove markers) (8 remaining)

Row 15: k2tog around (4 remaining)

Cut a long tail (really long!). Thread tail through remaining stitches twice, then through the center of the hat into the inside.


Cast on 6. Knit icord for 8-10 inches (your choice, longer = bigger bun).

Bind off. Knot icord into a bun, then use the long tail from inside the hat to secure the bun to the top of the hat.


Cast on 6 stitches in red. Knit icord for about 3”, or however long you need to make a loop around the base of the bun. Bind off and stitch together or do a 3-needle bind off to join so it wraps around the base of the bun.


In red, cast on 56 stitches. Join to knit in the round.

Garter stitch for 8 rows, bind off.

Pick up and knit 8 stitches on the bottom center of the loop.

Rows 1-3: Knit all.

Row 4: Knit 2, purl 4, Knit 2.
Row 5: Knit all.
(add more repeats of 4&5 until desired length)

Last three rows:
Row X: Knit all.
Row Y: Knit all.
Row Z: Bind off.

Don’t forget to post a picture of your completed project on Ravelry!

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