How to Knit a Baby Hat with Double Pointed Needles! Pink Cabled Baby Hat Free Knitting Pattern.
This Pink Cabled Baby Hat is knitted with double pointed needles also called DPNs. I put cables, a little bit fun far yarn and a pom pom for decoration on the hat. Some beginners are afraid of using double pointed needles. It is a challenge to hold many needles instead of two simple single pointed needles.
Actually, it is not very difficult but also an interested knitting way. Knitting small things by using DPNs is a very basic and oldest method for knit in the round. There are no wrong sides and you are always facing right sides, so it is easier to knit. One thing you have to take care is to knit tightly the first stitch on every needle to avoid the uneven stitches.
I thoroughly show about it in the following video demonstration. If you know how to knit with a circular needle and magic loop method, you can also use it for this free pattern. Have a happy knitting and wear your baby cute!
Pink Cabled Baby Hat
Materials that all you need.
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Size: (0~3 month, 3~6 month, 6~18 month)
Actual baby head circumference: (13”~14”, 14”~17”, 16”~19”)
Hat circumference: Approx. (11.5”-14.5”-17”)
Hat height: Approx. (5.25”-6”-7”)
Gauge: 22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
Materials: Approx. 1 to 2.4 oz (approx. 80 to 120 yds) of Category 4 medium worsted weight baby yarn, (approx. 5 yds) of Fun Fur yarn, a set of US #6 (4mm) double pointed needles, cable needle and yarn needle.
Yarn I used: Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Soft Pink 9719 and Lion Brand Fun Far Yarn Soft Pink
Abbreviations: K = knit, P = purl, K2tog = knit two together, P2tog = Purl two together, C4F = slip 2 onto cable needle and hold in front of work, K2 from left-hand needle, K2 from cable needle.
Cast on (64-80-96) sts on US#6 (4mm) three double pointed needles. [For 64 sts, cast on 24,16,24 on 3 dpns. For 80 sts, cast on 24, 32, 24 on 3 dpns. For 96 sts, cast on 32, 32, 32 on 3 dpns.]
Join to knit in the round.
Rounds 1-8: *(K1, P1), repeat * to end.
Round 9: Add fun far and *(P2, K4, P2), repeat * to end.
Round 10: *(P2, K4, P2), repeat * to end. Drop and cut fun far yarn about 5”.
Round 11: *(P2, K4, P2), repeat * to end.
Round 12: *(P2, K4, P2), repeat * to end.
Round 13: *(P2, C4F, P2), repeat * to end.
Round 14: *(P2, K4, P2), repeat * to end.
Repeat Rounds 9 to 14 (2-3-4) more times to reach Round (26-32-38) and the hat measures approx. (3.25”-4”-5.5”) including the ribbing. (Do not add fun far yarn again.)
Round 1: *(P1, K2, P2, K2, P1), repeat * to end.
Round 2: *(P, K2, P2, K2, P), repeat * to end.
Round 3: *(K3, P2, K3), repeat * to end.
Round 4: *(K2, P4, K2), repeat * to end.
Round 5: *(K1, P6, K1), repeat * to end.
Round 6: *(K1, P6, K1), repeat * to end.
Round 7: *(K1, P2, P2tog, P2, K1), repeat * to end. (56-70-84) sts
Round 8: *(K1, P5, K1), repeat * to end.
Round 9: *(K1, P1, P2tog, P2, K1), repeat * to end. (48-60-72) sts
Round 10: *(K1, P4, K1), repeat * to end.
Round 11: *(K1, P1, P2tog, P1, K1), repeat * to end. (40-50-60) sts
Round 12: *(K1, P3, K1), repeat * to end.
Round 13: *(K1, P2tog, P1, K1), repeat * to end. (31-40-48) sts
Round 14: *(K1, P2, K1), repeat * to end.
Round 15: *(K1, P2tog, K1), repeat * to end. (24-30-36) sts
Round 16: *(K1, P1, K1), repeat * to end.
Round 17: *(K2tog, K1), repeat * to end. (16-20-24) sts
Round 18: K through to end.
Round 19: *(K2tog), repeat * to end. (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 end. Make a pom pom and fix it on the top of the hat.
This pattern is for personal use only and not for commercial sale.
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Which method do you like to knit in the round?
How to knit video demonstration.
How to make a pom pom and fix on the hat.
How to knit C4F (Clear Version).
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