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Knitted Baby Hat

Pattern by Fiona Duthie -Photos by Nicole Spring

Remember our Living Crafts Knitted Child’s Hat from last year?

Well, the cool weather is upon us again, and just in time, the Living Crafts Knitted Child’s Hat is now also available in sizing for babies- a quick knit and a great gift for the fall and winter babies in our lives.

Our baby hat is soft and warm, covering and protecting our littlest ones’ ears and neck from cold winds and drafts.

Materials: 1 Skein Noro Kochoran yarn, 50% Wool, 30% Angora & 20% Silk

Note –one skein will be enough to knit 2 hats. The Noro Kochoran has a beautiful angora halo when handwashed gently in a mild soap. It also felts only moderately when put through the washing machine and dryer- try going up one size and washing it for an even more warmth and softness!

Needles: size 8 (5mm) Straight and Double Pointed needle sets

Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rows equals 4 inch square

Instructions given for two sizes:  The beautiful baby is pictured here at both 3 months and 6 months, wearing the 3-6 month size.

3-6 months years, measures 14 inches at widest part of head

(6-12 months, shown in parentheses), measures 16 inches at widest part of head


Using straight needles, cast on 28 (32 stitches).

Knit 12 rows garter stitch (knit every row). At the end of last row, turn work and cast on 20 (22) stitches. 48 (54) stitches total.

Evenly divide stitches while transferring onto dpn’s. Turn knitting.   Place a marker to show beginning of round.

Purl one round, joining to work in the round, being careful not to twist stitches.

Knit one round.

Purl one round

Knit every round until piece measures 4 inches from hat front edge.

(6-12 month size only- K7, K2together, repeat to end. Knit 1 round)

Both sizes:

K6, K2together, repeat to end of round.  Knit one round.

Repeat these two rounds, knitting one less stitch before the K2together, in each decrease round, up to and including:

K1, K2together, repeat to end of round. Knit one round.

K2together, repeat to end of round. (6 stitches remain)

Note: for a flat topped hat- break yarn, pass yarn end through remaining stitches, pull tight and sew in end yarns.

K2together, repeat to end of round. (3 stitches remain)

Pass stitches onto 1 dpn. Knit 4 rounds I-cord. Break yarn, pass through remaining stitches and sew in end yarns.

Make two cords, each 10 inches long, either by knitting 3 stitch I-cord, braiding or fingerknitting,

Sew one end of each cord to corner of ear cover to make the underchin tie.

Sew in all end yarns, and wrap your baby (or someone else’s!)  in some woolly love!

Posted by Fiona Duthie on Sep 19, 2011 01:33 PM | 34 Comments

34 Responses to “Knitted Baby Hat”

  1. jes anthonis says:

    ooooooh, this looks like the coziest thing on earth!

  2. Karlina says:

    oh! You’re timing is impeccable! I need to make a hat for my son and I find wool so itchy, so this sounds like the perfect blend! I’ll be doing the child size. Thanks a bunch!

  3. Kelly Paquet says:

    I am a beginning knitter, and that sweet warm hat is enough to motivate me to practice all the more! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Anne Ryan says:

    Sweet and practical . lots of room for playing with several.Thank you!!

  5. Lee says:

    How sweet and cannot wait to try it. thanks for the pattern!

  6. Donna says:

    I can’t wait to make one or twelve of these!

  7. The hat is too cute. Like the flap to keep the neck warm too.

  8. Robin says:

    So glad we had a cold snap to motivate me to knit this beauty! THANK YOU!

  9. Thanks for the sweet pattern. I have quite a bit of Kochoran in the stash and always like to find new ways to use it!

  10. Tamara Woodruff says:

    I love the pointy top. I’ve never seen the yarn but it looks beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  11. BooBoo says:

    So cute! I will make this to donate to a fundraiser! :)

  12. Rhia Davidson says:

    Patterns like this make my subscription to “Living Crafts” sooo worthwhile! To find such fun ensures
    continued involvement in a great magazine!

  13. Christine says:

    Just love this hat…………………

  14. amy g. says:

    love the human hat, but what about that baby doll and hat??!!

  15. Brittany says:

    Ooooh! I cannot wait to start knitting this! soooo cute! Thank you for the pattern!

  16. mary B says:

    Thanks for the cute and easy pattern. This looks like a hat that I will be able to make especially for my grandson.

  17. Tricia F. says:

    So cute. I’m with Donna – I can’t wait to make one or twelve of these. :) Looks like it could be addicting to knit. Thanks.

  18. Anastasia says:

    This is sooooooo cute!!!

  19. jet says:

    aaaw sooo cute , it looks adorable , the kiddo’s as well.LOL
    and sooo cozy.
    well done and thank you for sharing your pattern!!!;-D

  20. jami says:

    Hat and baby adorable, thanks.

  21. Catherine says:

    A timely project, indeed! This is a lovely pattern and cute baby too! Thank you for the inspiration!

  22. Linda says:

    Thanks! A cute hat that will work nicely for my charity knitting yarn stash!

  23. Lynn says:

    This is beautiful. I will have to try this pattern for my new baby friends.

  24. jessica says:

    is there any reason why you couldn’t knit this on circular needles and switch to DP at the end?

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  28. Your babies are so beautiful! Reading this post echoes my own feelings for my own children. I miss the days when they were so tiny. They are now in the toddler stages and, although this brings new adventures / challenges, many more cuddles and kisses, and more cuteness, I miss the baby stage too. It passes too quickly. The first few months are the hardest but it’s great that you are appreciating every moment.

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