My free patterns

size is suitable for 18-24 months.
Needles used – sizes 3MM and 3.75MM



Cast on 28 stitches


Row 1   K1,P1 until end

Repeat row 1 seven times

Change to the larger size needle

 Row 9 k

Row 10 P

Repeat rows 9 and 10 twice

Row 15 K11, M1,M1, K remainder of stitches

Row 16 P

Repeat rows 15 and 16 twice

 Row 21K

Row 22 P


 Row 23 k11 stitches, turn work

Row 24 P10, turn work (leave stitch 11 un-worked for the entire thumb)
Row 25 K10
Row 26 P10
Row 27 K10
Row 28 P2tog five times

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.

Put that one un-worked stitch back onto the needle with the rest of the stitches ( it should be the first stitch with the work front facing)
 Row 1 K
Row 2 P


Repeat rows 1 and 2 twice

Row 7 K2 ,K2tog repeat until end

Row 8 P
Row 9 k1, K2tog repeat until end
Row 10 P
Row 11 K2tog until end (six stitches)

Cut yarn and thread through stitches. Pull tightly.

Sew up seams.


Using the size needles Cast on 175 stitches

Row 1 K

Cast off.

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.


07122008003Super 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

  1. Jane Segaran

    I would be happy to do some knitting for you is there anything you particularly need?
    best wishes

  2. I belong to a group that will love to knit for you. Where do we send them to?

  3. 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?

    • algerianaction

      Sorry for the delay in replying to your comment Suzanne, the pattern for the hat can be found here <a href=””
      Hope that helps. Emma

  4. sandra

    What size yarn do you use for the baby hats?

    • Emma

      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!

  5. Sue Ansell

    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

    • Emma

      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.
      Emma x

  6. Sue Ansell

    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.


  7. Ellie Kendall

    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?
    Ellie (12)

    Always happy to help …….

    • Emma

      Hi Ellie,
      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.

  8. Ellie Kendall

    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 .
    Thanks xxxx

    • Emma

      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

  9. Ellie Kendall

    Hi again,
    I would like to ask you what you mean by 18 inches. Length ways, Width, Square? Sorry.

    • Emma

      Sorry, I should have been clearer. The minimum length of any side should be 18″

      • Ellie Kendall

        Thanks, i appreciate your help. I have nearly finished my blanket and it is looking great. I can’t wait to send these off!

        Ellie xxxx

  10. Jane Versocki

    Looking for sweater pattern to match baby hat with ribbon. Hat pattern is 2008/09/27and-here-it-is

    Thank you.

    • Emma

      Hi Jane,
      The sweater pattern that I used can be found at

      There are a few versions available but this one is my personal favourite.

      Happy knitting!

  11. Susan Davis

    I love this pattern , can you tell me how to make bigger for a two year old . Thank you .

  12. janet swaddling

    if i knit up some hats can you let me know where to send them.


    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

  14. Sheila Scofield

    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)

  15. Beth

    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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  17. 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.

  18. Silvia


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