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