Quite a while back I wrote a post about a hat pattern, it was designed to fit a baby aged 3-6 months but due to a request from a reader I have re-worked the pattern so that it will fit a newborn. This is a super quick knit and the ribbon really finishes it off nicely.
To fit a newborn
Needles- size 4mm / US size 6
Gauge- 24stitches and 28 rows =4″ worked over stockinette stitch
using worsted weight yarn.
Other needles and types of yarn can be used to vary the size and texture of the hat.
k2tog- knit two stitches together
k3tog, knit three stitches together
m1- an increase make one stitch by inserting the needle into the diagonal below.
Cast on 58 stitches
row 1- knit
row 2- knit
row 3-* k2 tog, yo repeat from * until 2 stitches remain, k2
row 4- purl
row 6- purl
row 7- k2tog repeat until last stitch, k1
row 8- k1, m1 repeat until last stitch, k1
row 11- k2tog until last stitch, k1
row 12-k1, m1 repeat until end
repeat rows 13 and 14 seven times
row 28-k3tog, (k5, k2tog repeat until end)
row 30-k2tog,k4 repeat until end
row 32-k2tog, k3 repeat until end
row 34-k2tog, k2 repeat until end
row 36- k2tog,k1 repeat until end
row 38-k2tog until end
when 4 stitches remain cut yarn and thread through the stitches, pull tightly and sew up the seam.
thread ribbon through eyelets if desired.
Please let me know if you spot any errors so that I can make corrections.
*All of my patterns may be used for whatever purpose you wish but the pattern is copyright to me, Emma Waller
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Thank you so much. This will be a perfect match to the sweater I made.
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I have to tell you that everyone remarks about the hat. I made it in a mauve pink color and put light pink ribbon thru the openings. My daughter gets compliments everywhere she takes the baby.
Thank you so much for the pattern.
It sounds a lovely colour combo Larene, So glad the pattern worked out for you.
Hi! I love this hat – I’m expecting a little girl and found your pattern and am determined to make it – ONE problem so far though – one the 3rd row it says “K2TOG,YO” do you mean do this pattern until the end, or do you mean Knit the 1st two together and then YO until the end to increase? I’m so sorry if this sounds dumb, I’m a new knitter. 🙂 Thanks!!!
Firstly, congratulations on your pregnancy!
You do not sound dumb, there was a mistake in the pattern, thank you for drawing it to my attention. The 3rd row of the pattern should read -*k2 tog, yo repeat from* until 2 stitches remain, k2 . Basically (knit 2 tog ,yo) for the whole row except the last two stitches which should just be knitted.
I hope that makes it clearer. If you find any more errors or have any problems with the pattern please feel free to get in touch.
Best wishes, Emma
I was wondering if you could tell me how to make this hat but to fit a toddler? Im not sure what to do to make it bigger.
Marissa, I’ll try and make a larger one and post the pattern up for you -how old is your toddler?
I just started knitting this hat for a friend’s baby due in November. I’m only as far as row 13, but the eyelet pattern went well! My 5 year old daughter requested a hat just like it, so I will try and modify the pattern for her. I’m a fairly new knitter so I plan to try different numbers of cast on stitches to see how many seems like the right size and then just follow the pattern from there.
Thank you for the pattern!
So glad it’s worked out well for you jess!
I am new to reading patterns – have knitted pretty basic things for a while (scarves, bib’s, burl cloths etc). I had my first baby.on December 28th and would.love to make her this hat but I have a couple of questions first.
1. Lots of hats are made kn circular needles but this pattern doesn’t specify so I’m assuming it can be made using regular straight needles. Is this right?
2. Can you explain how to do the m1 instruction? I’m confused by the diagonal instruction.
3. What does “yo” mean in the instructions for row 3?
I’m really sorry.for the dumb questions, but I don’t want to mess it up!
This pattern is made on straight needles and seamed together at the end.
m1 means make 1. There are many ways to do this. Watch a few different Youtube videos and select the method that makes the most sense to you.
yo means yarn over. Again, Youtube videos are great for figuring out new stitches when you are trying to figure these things out from home and not in a class or with your knitting friends.
Just search Youtube for knitting and the name of the stitch and you will find lots of examples. I suggest skipping the ones with British accents (unless you are knitting continental style).
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Thank you for sharing the pattern. I’ll be using it for the Period of Purple Crying Project.
Is it alright to give them away as baby gifts? Bev.
Absolutely Beverley– please do feel free to use the pattern as you wish!
Thank you for asking though 🙂
My friend has got a few reborn dolls and showed me a hat for sale on ebay as a link to things she would like for her birthday I thought Id rather make her one so am going to give your pattern ago, I glad someone mentioned the 3rd row as I was a bit confused…lol..
Thank you for kindly sharing cant wait to make a start on one this evening x
Hand made gifts are always the best!
If you need any clarifications or spot any mistakes in the patten do let me know. Happy Knitting 🙂
I finished this little hat on the straight needles and it’s so cute. I’d like to make multiples for the Period of Purple Crying campaign for our local hospital, but I’d rather work the pattern on double-pointed needles to avoid the need to seam at the end. I’m having some trouble adapting the pattern – can you offer assistance?
I have a question on row 7. If there are 58 stitches on the needle, then by
k2tog there will be actually 2 remaining stitches on the needle instead of 1. Do you want this row to begin with a k1. And the other question I had about row 7 is that k2tog seems to be decreasing the total number of stitches quite a bit. Won’t this make the beginning to small? Thanks for getting back to me on these questions-
Should row 28 actually read: k3tog (k2tog, k5 repeat until end)?
Also, a suggestion to add a note to take a few stitches with thread and needle to the ribbon once it’s in the hat so that it can’t slip out and become a choking hazard.
Did you have a response for question from Nancy Smith?…row 7. If there are 58 stitches on the needle, then by k2tog there will be actually 2 remaining stitches on the needle instead of 1. Do you want this row to begin with a k1. Please advise.
I agree with Mary and Nancy. If you k2tog and there are 58 stitches on row 7, how could you be left with 1 stitch to knit at the end? I will try k1 at the beginning and k1 at the end and hope that works. Advice?
How many stiches should I have on row 27?
Row 28 does not come out even with my stitch count.
After the last knit 2tog I have two stiches left
Please advise the answer to the questions on row 27 & 28…I want to start this pattern for a new grand daughter but don’t want to get confused in the middle of the pattern. Appreciate any help. Thanks