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Easy and Basic Baby Hat! Free Knitting Pattern with How to Knit Step-by-Step Videos.
Babies need hats for all season to cover their small and delicate heads. Every baby looks adorable in a knit hat. Knitted baby hat is a sweet and speedy gift and it can also be used for your favorite charity.
Knitting a baby hat is not difficult but a great small project. This pattern is very basic and an easiest one. It is absolutely seamless and small scale project for new knitters who want to learn knit in the round technique. Knitters can use double pointed needles or a circular needle. For beginner knitters, I add a video of "How to knit easy and basic baby hat" in which using double pointed needles.
Be sure to use soft baby yarn
There are many kinds of yarn and baby yarn is one of the softest yarns for knitting. Choose a soft baby yarn for your little angel.
Materials you will need
- Four US #6 (4 mm) double pointed needles or a circular needle
- Yarn needle
- Category 4 medium worsted weight yarn total approx. 50 to 100 yards. Color A (White) approx. 42 yards to 86 yards and Color B (Yellow) 8 yards to 14 yards
- A stitch marker for circular needle user
How to choose a size
Babies are different. When you choose to knit a hat, do not rely on age, check and measure your baby head first.
Sizes and Gauge
Size: (0-3, 3-6, 6-12) months
Actual Baby Head Circumference: (13”~14”, 14”~17”, 16”~19”)
Approx. (11.5”, 14.5”, 17”)
Hat Height: Approx. (5”, 5.5”, 6.5”)
Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows = 4” x 4” in Stocking sts
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Abbreviations and explanations
K = Knit
P = Purl
K2tog = Knit two stitches together
With Color A, cast on (64, 80, 96) stitches evenly on three US #6 (4 mm) double pointed needles. Make sure not to twist and join to knit in the round.
Cast on (64, 80, 96) stitches with a US #6 (4 mm) circular needle by using yarn Color A. Make sure not to twist and join to knit in the round. Place a marker to remember the starting stitch.
Rounds 1-4: (K1, P1) around.
Round 5: Change Color B and (K1, P1) around.
Rounds 6-8: (K1, P1) around.
Round 9: Change Color A and (K1, P1) around.
Round 10: (K1, P1) around.
Round 11: K around.
Repeat Round 11 to reach Round (26, 34, 42) OR the hat measures approx. (3.25”, 3.75”, 5.25”) from the cast on edge.
Start to shape top.
Round 1: (K6, K2tog) around. (56, 70, 84) sts
Round 2: K around.
Round 3: (K5, K2tog) around. (48, 60, 72) sts
Round 4: K around.
Round 5: (K4, K2tog) around. (40, 50, 60) sts
Round 6: K around.
Round 7: (K3, K2tog) around. (32, 40, 48) sts
Round 8: K around.
Round 9: (K2, K2tog) around. (24, 30, 36) sts
Round 10: K around.
Round 11: (K1, K2tog) around. (16, 20, 24) sts
Round 12: K around.
Round 13: (K2tog) around. (8, 10, 12) sts
Cut the yarn about 10 inches to work with. With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, draw up firmly, fasten securely and weave in the wrong side of work. Weave in the other ends too.
This pattern is not for commercial use. Please do not resell, distribute or reprint this pattern unless expressly for your own use and convenience.
How to knit Step-by-step Video for the hat pattern!
This video is what I made for beginners. It is showing for (0-3) months baby hat. (3-6) and (6-12) months are described in parenthesis respectively. I am using four double pointed needles in the video. You can also use five double pointed needles if you want.
Decorate your baby hat with a little crochet!
For baby girls, you can decorate your baby hat with a beautiful crochet flower. These are sample baby hat pictures with a crochet flower. You can imagine how beautiful your baby will be with these baby hats on.
A video how to crochet a flower for a baby hat!
This video is showing how to crochet a flower for baby hats. This is a cute and fun way to decorate them. It is not difficult but beautiful.
How to make a pom pom!
It doesn't matter if the baby is boy or girl, you can fix with a pom pom on the hat. This video is showing how to make a pom pom for a baby hat. Take a look.
Choose one what you like!
More baby hat free knitting patterns are here!
- Ravelry: Designs by Christy Hills
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