Taking inspiration from the five hour sweater I wrote about before, here is my pattern for a matching hat. It is quite easy to make, only uses a little yarn and knits up very quickly. This pattern is to fit a baby 3-6 months old. The pattern to fit a newborn baby can be found here .
Use 4.5mm / US 7 knitting needles and 4ply yarn
Gauge -20 stitches and 24 rows =4″ over stockinette stitch
K2TOG- KNIT TWO STITCHES TOGETHER
P2TOG- PURL TWO STITCHES TOGETHER
Cast on 73 stitches
R3-K2TOG, YO, UNTIL 3 STITCHES REMAIN, K2TOG, K1 (72 STITCHES)
R7-K2TOG (36 STITCHES)
R8-k1, INSERT NEEDLE INTO THE DIAGONAL (71 STITCHES)
R11-K2TOG UNTIL LAST STITCH, K1
R12-K1, INSERT NEEDLE INTO DIAGONAL (71 STITCHES)
R29-K10,K2TOG (REPEAT UNTIL LAST STITCH) K1
R30-P2TOG,P9 REPEAT UNTIL END
R34-P2TOG, P5 REPEAT
R40-P2TOG REPEAT ( STITCHES)
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches.
Turn inside out and sew up the seam, weave in any loose ends.
Thread a ribbon through the eyelets if desired ( note that both ribbon ends should come out of the same eyelet to make a bow)
If you spot any mistakes please leave a comment and I will make corrections.
* *Insert needle into the diagonal means to insert the needle under the horizontal loop of the row below and then knit this -so making a new stitch
All patterns can be used for whatever purpose you wish but the pattern is copyright to me, Emma Waller.