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 .

**PATTERN **

Use 4.5mm / US 7 knitting needles and 4ply yarn

Gauge -20 stitches and 24 rows =4″ over stockinette stitch

**Abreviations**

K-KNIT

P-PURL

K2TOG- KNIT TWO STITCHES TOGETHER

P2TOG- PURL TWO STITCHES TOGETHER

** **

Cast on 73 stitches

R1- k

R2- KNIT

R3-K2TOG, YO, UNTIL 3 STITCHES REMAIN, K2TOG, K1 (72 STITCHES)

R4-P

R5-K

R6- P

R7-K2TOG (36 STITCHES)

R8-k1, INSERT NEEDLE INTO THE DIAGONAL (71 STITCHES)

R9-K

R10-P

R11-K2TOG UNTIL LAST STITCH, K1

R12-K1, INSERT NEEDLE INTO DIAGONAL (71 STITCHES)

R13-K

R14-P

R15-K

R16-P

R17-K

R18-P

R19-K

R20-P

R21-K

R22-P

R23-K

R24-P

R25-K

R26-P

R27-K

R28-P

R29-K10,K2TOG (REPEAT UNTIL LAST STITCH) K1

R30-P2TOG,P9 REPEAT UNTIL END

R31-K8,K2TOG REPEAT

R32-P2TOG,P7 REPEAT

R33-K6,K2TOG REPEAT

R34-P2TOG, P5 REPEAT

R35-K4,K2TOG REPEAT

R36-P2TOG,P3 REPEAT

R37-K2,K2TOG REPEAT

R38-P2TOG,P1 REPEAT

R39-K2TOG 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.

footnotes

* *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.

Thanks for sharing this hat. It’s so cute.

I’m hoping you can provide some clarification about row 3. What does YO (END K2TOG) mean? Am I suppose to YO for the entire row except the last 3 stitches where I then K2TOG, the K1? Or are we suppose do some sort of cycle of K2TOG, YO (END K2TOG), K1? I’m suppose to end up with 72 stitch on my needle right?

Also in rows 8 and 12 when it say “insert needle into the diagonal” does that refer to a stitch in the row below?

Thanks.

Hello Pink,

Thank you for your comment.

I have updated the pattern to make it clearer, well I hope it’s clearer!

If you need more help please let me know

Best wishes, Emma

Thanks so much for the cute pattern! Im a little confused by row 8 where it says to insert needle into the diagonal, any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks

Dear Katie, thank you for your comment. In response to Pinkpeonies question above I thought that I had updated the pattern but for some reason my update was not showing (I hope it is now) .

Anyway, 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

I hope that helps if not let me know and I’ll try again.

Best wishes Emma

Is knit into the diagonal below the same as a make 1?

Hi Dianne,

Yes, knit into the diagonal is the same as make 1. Basically you are picking up a new stitch from the row below.

Hope that helps a little.

Sorry to beat a dead horse, but I just want to be sure. Is knitting into the diagonal the same thing as the nearly invisible decrease (http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2007/05/very-nearly-invisible-increase.html)?

Anyway, thanks for the pattern. It’s very cute.

Hi Emma,

Adorable pattern! As a new knitter I am trying my hand. A question about Row 3 – if I K2TOG twice in the row, shouldn’t that end up with 71 stitches, as I had 73 to start? Pattern says I should end up with 72… not sure if I am reading it wrong or doing something wrong myself. (Probably the latter!)

Thanks for the pattern!

Heather

Thanks Heather, The pattern has now been ammended, a comma had been left out.

Thanks, Emma. I’ve made this hat twice now, and it’s lovely. Took a bit to sort out the ‘codes’, as I’m a new knitter, but result is very cute.

Thats great Heather!

I’m sure it’s more to do with my novice pattern writing sKills than your knitting ability though……….

Is this hat knit in the round?

Thanks,

Alison

No, the hat is knitted flat and then sewn up. Although I’m sure the pattern could be adjusted…………

This hat is adorable, and so so easy. Thank you so much for posting your pattern!! It turned out beautifully.

So glad the pattern worked out for you Kris.

You mentioned that this could be adjusted by using a different needle size … how would one go about changing so that it would fit a newborn? I have seen other hats but I just love this one and I want to make it as part of a take home outfit for a baby that will be born in December. I want to use Vanna’s choice which has a gauge of @ 18 stitches to 4 inches on a #9 needle. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Larene Szeszko

I was hoping you would provide some claification. How can you change the pattern to fit a newborn? I would like to use worsted weight yarn.

thank you.

Thank you so much for this pattern! I was able to knit two lovely hats with it. I’ve posted about them & linked back to this page, I hope that’s alright! x

Charlie, your hats look great, as does the apple crumble cake you have pictured on your blog!

Emma

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I am knitting your quick and easy baby hat. Is there a guage so I can knit a swatch first? I have been knitting out of worsted wt yarn on a #6 needle for the matching kimono. Thanks!

Hi,

I also am a new knitter, what does YO mean?

Thanks for the super cute pattern!

t

Hi Tara,

YO means yarn over. You need to move the yarn from the back of the work to the front then just knit as usual. This gives the ‘hole’ effect.

Hope that helps. if its not clear or you need anything else please just leave a message.

Emma

Hi, Thank you for a beautiful pattern. I am presently expecting a baby(my very first :)) I just finished knitting a pair of mittens and was looking for a matching hat pattern. I fell in luv with this one here & starting it ASAP. I am a beginner and it seems easy enough thanx to ur wonderfully elaborated instructions. Will let you know how it turns out.

Thanx again 🙂

Congratulations on your pregnancy Rida!

I hope your hat turns out beautiful. If you have any trouble with the pattern please let me know x

I stayed up half the night cs i was hooked on completing this hat and it turned out beautifully. Didn’t face any problems watsoever. I used Lilac colored yarn with blue ribbons. Thank u once again Emma 🙂

Oh, I’m so glad it turned out well, and your choice of colours sound just lovely! x

I wouldn’t be too good at making the adorable hat, but I can knit (or sew) small blankets, is there a need? I would love to make and donate several during the year on a continuous basis. (what this website is about)

My next question – where do we send the items?

Is there a pattern to sew the jumpers? Thank you Emma, for your time volunteering.

Hi,

Oh yes, there is definitely a need! Your knitted and sewn items would be very welcome!

Details of where to send donations may be found on the contacts page of our website http://www.algerianaction.co.uk

Thank you so much for your help

Emma x

Hi,

I have just finished knitting this lovely hat for my baby neice. it is the first thing i have ever knitted and it turned out great.

thank you

Caron

That’s brilliant to hear Caron, so glad it turned out well!

Happy knitting, Emma x

Hi … an oh so basic question: can this hat be knitted on circular needles? Thank you!

Yes, I believe it can lisa, although I haven’t tried it myself.

Love the pattern–much more updated from the old style bonnet I have. How would you suggest making it in a newborn size?

Thank you for your comment Connie. The new born size pattern can be found here https://algerianaction.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/sweet/

If you have any problems with it please let me know.

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This is such a cute hat pattern! I’m sure I know many little girls I could knit this up for.

Thank you for the re-blog!

Happy knitting x

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Hi, I´m confused. I think that the pattern is diferent than the picture. In the picture you have at least 3 rows whit “YO” in in the pattern yoy have only one.

I love your pattern, and really apreciate your help.

Sorry for my english, I´m from Spain.

Hello Emma! First time on your site…keep up the good work! I love you hat with the ribbon, I looked to see if you had the pattern for the matching cardigan…? If at all possible I would really like to have it. I will be teaching a knitting group of golden girls & we will be giving baby clothes to mommies in need. Thanks! My e-mail: sonia.gould@hotmail.com

Hi there! Thanks so much for your cute pattern!

I cant find any site that says what “insert into the diagonal” is and can’t understand your explanation well enough. I saw one comment that says its the same as “make 1.” Is this accurate?

If so…am I supposed to make the stitch from the row below and then knit a normal one like this video explains for “make1?”

Thank you so much for your help?

-Cheri

Cute easy hat, great way to use up odd balls of wool! In 40yrs of knitting i have never come across, ‘knit into the diagonal’? Worked it out easily and it adds a little depth to the pattern. Thanks very much, i’m sure i will use this pattern often. Regards, Lee.