Repeat row 1 seven times
Change to the larger size needle
Row 9 k
Repeat rows 9 and 10 twice
Row 15 K11, M1,M1, K remainder of stitches
Repeat rows 15 and 16 twice
Row 23 k11 stitches, turn work
Cut yarn and thread through stitches. Pull tightly. You may wish to sew up the thumb seam now but it can be left until the end.
Row 7 K2 ,K2tog repeat until end
Cut yarn and thread through stitches. Pull tightly.
Sew up seams.
Using the size needles Cast on 175 stitches
Row 1 K
Sew one end to each mitten.
This hat is suitable for a newborn baby.
needles used are 4mm
k2tog – knit two stitches together to make one stitch
skp- slip one stitch, knit one stitch and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one
yo- yarn over, used to make a stitch
Cast on 56 stitches
Knit 4 rows
row 5 k1 *yo, k2tog, repeat from * until the last stitch, k1
row 6 purl
row 7 k1 *skp, yo, repeat from * until last stitch, k1
row 8 purl
row 9 k1, *yo, k2tog, repeat from * until last stitch, k1
row 10 purl
row 11 purl
row 12 purl
row 13 knit
row 14 purl
repeat rows 13 and 14 twice
row 19 knit
row 20 knit
row 21 knit
row 22 purl
repeat rows 21 and 22 twice
row 27 knit
row 28 knit
row 29 k5, k2tog until end
row 30 purl
row 31 k4, k2tog repeat until end
row 32 purl
row 33 k3, k2tog repeat until end
row 34 purl
row 35 k2, k2tog repeat until end
row 36 purl
row 37 k1, k2tog repeat until end
row 38 k2tog repeat until end
row 39 purl
row 40 k2tog
row 41 purl
Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches, sew up seam and decorate with a flower or bow if so desired.
Super simple baby hat
This hat size is for a new born baby
k2tog-knit two stitches together to make one (a decrease)
Using 4mm needles cast on 56 stitches
knit 6 rows
row 7 -purl
row 8 -knit
repeat the last two rows (rows 7 and 8) 11 times
row 31 -purl
row 32- k5, k2tog repeat until end
row 32- purl
row 33- k4,k2tog repeat until end
row 34- purl
row 35-k3, k2tog, repeat until end
row 36- purl
row 37- k2,k2tog repeat until end
row 38- purl
row 39-k1,k2tog repeat until end
row 40- k2tog until end
row 41 – purl
row 42 k2tog repeat until end
repeat rows 41 and 42 until 1 stitch remains
thread yarn through last stitch and pull tightly.
turn the hat inside out and sew up seam.
turn the right side out and fold up the brim.
29 responses to “My free patterns”
I would be happy to do some knitting for you is there anything you particularly need?
I belong to a group that will love to knit for you. Where do we send them to?
That’s great Jane, I have e.mailed you more details.
I am trying to find the pattern for the hat pictured with the ribbon weaving through.
It’s adorable and I would like to knit it.
Can you help me?
Sorry for the delay in replying to your comment Suzanne, the pattern for the hat can be found here <a href=”https://algerianaction.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/and-here-it-is/”
Hope that helps. Emma
What size yarn do you use for the baby hats?
Hi sandra, I usually use dk / worsted yarn for the baby hats. I have tried using thinner yarns but have found that the hats don’t hold their shape quite as well. Let us know how you get on!
I’ve just knitted yet another of your mesh hats, but this time I did it in 4ply, on 3.25mm needles, and its come out the perfect size for a premature baby. My friends colleague had a baby 3 months early and so I’ve done one of these hats for him. I will do more of these from now on, as I know they knit up so beautifully! Just thought you might like to know how it came out. xx
Wow 3 months early, he must be so tiny!
I’m glad to hear that the hat turned out well, thank you for letting me know and thanks also for sharing how to make it smaller.
Tiny yes! He weighs just under 2lbs!
If I can work out how, I’ll repost the picture from my facebook account, onto your facebook page, so that you can see how lovely it is.
I have just finished knitting some litte baby booties (blue) and i was wondering if there were any other knitting patterns that I could follow?
I have also got a half finished blanket and i was wondering how big you would like the blankets to be?
Always happy to help …….
Thank you so much for your help!
Blankets can be any size from 18″
We have a few knitting patterns listed here on our website and also some links to patterns featured elsewhere, maybe some of those will be useful to you.
Thx so much for your help. I am just about to carry on with my blanket. I have also just finished a baby hat. We will sent all of our clothes at once instead of little packages.
ellie xxxxx (12)
Always happy to help…..
Just to let you know i am knitting because my dog was put down a couple of weeks ago so it is something to keep my mind off of it .
Oh Ellie, I am so sorry to read about your dog. I am glad that knitting for babies in need is helping you at this difficult time. xx
I would like to ask you what you mean by 18 inches. Length ways, Width, Square? Sorry.
Sorry, I should have been clearer. The minimum length of any side should be 18″
Thanks, i appreciate your help. I have nearly finished my blanket and it is looking great. I can’t wait to send these off!
Looking for sweater pattern to match baby hat with ribbon. Hat pattern is 2008/09/27and-here-it-is
The sweater pattern that I used can be found at
There are a few versions available but this one is my personal favourite.
I love this pattern , can you tell me how to make bigger for a two year old . Thank you .
Which pattern do you want to increase the size of Susan?
if i knit up some hats can you let me know where to send them.
Thank you for your offer of help Janet!
The address to send donations to can be found here- http://algerianaction.co.uk/#/contact/4567567049
hi i would like to send few weelchairs to people in my town in bba i would like to help me how i can sended
We have knitted lots of jumpers for newborn babies using the ‘fish &chip babypattern’. We have now been told that they have far too many and are no longer required. Would they be any use to you? Where donwe need to send them? Sheila (Bampton, Devon, knit and natter group)
Hello! I love the look of your MESH HAT and can’t wait to try out the pattern. I am a novice knitter and was wondering if this pattern is done on circular needles, straight needles, or double pointed needles? I noticed your last instruction states “Cut yarn and thread through remaining stitches, sew up seam…” I’m knitting hats for our local hospital and am quite fond of the two circular needle method.
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I believe there is an error on row 29. It’s says knit 5, k2tog until end. Should this be stated repeat until Knit? This is for the Mesh hat.
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