Out of sheer necessity was this pattern created. In 2006 I made it to warm the head of my third child after realizing the majority of the newborn hats I made for her were too short. I was amazed at how long it actually fit her (about 2.5 months) Since then, this pattern has become a mainstay for me when knitting a gift for a friend or knitting for charity.

This hat is a fantastic stash buster as it takes very little yarn-the perfect solution to those odd balls of leftovers! There is a lot of room for improvisation with different stitch patterns on the brim, adding stripes, cables, pom poms, intarsia or whatever your heart desires. Because it is knit up on 10.5 needles it is very quick and the fit is perfect!

Happy Knitting, Friends.
Skill Level: Beginner

Size: 0-3 (3-6) months

-Needles: 1 set of 4 US #10.5 DPN's
-Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn, light worsted double stranded, bulky for a warmer and tighter fabric (will have less stretch knit in a bulky)
-Notions: stitch marker,tapestry needle

7 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch

Using long tail cast on CO 44 (48) sts
divide sts beween 3 DPN's and join for working in the round being careful not to twist stitches at the join.
PM to mark the beginning of round.
Knit around in stockinette stitch for 4" (5")

Decreases at the crown:
Row 1: *K5, K2TOG* repeat between** around
Row 2: K around
Row 3: *K4, K2TOG*
Row 4: K around
Row 5: *K3, K2TOG*
Row 6: K around
Row 7:*K2, K2TOG*
Row 8: K around
Row 9: *K1, K2TOG*
Row 10: K around
Row 11: *K2TOG*

Cut yarn leaving a 3-4 inch tail, with tapestry needle weave tail through live stitches, turn hat inside out and securely weave in ends.  



04/23/2014 8:51am

If the gauge is 7 sts per inch and I cast on 44 sts, the circumference of the hat is a bit over 6 inches. From what I read, the "standard" circumference of a newborn baby's head is 13 inches. I don't understand how this hat fits a newborn baby.

04/16/2017 8:41am

When I was in my seventh grade, I remember we had this project in our Technology and Home Economics class, what I made was a cute hat by knitting. I do love craft activities, I love it every time I make useful products, these can enhance my self-esteem. In fact, I keep photos of these crafted things and these really help boost my spirits. These are but the things where I can prove to myself that I can do useful and beautiful things from my own skills and capabilities.

Norma Bethune
04/30/2014 5:30pm

The stated tension/gauge for this pattern can't be correct … as already commented, the resulting hat would be far too small! I suspect that the gauge given should measure 2 inches rather than 1 inch.
In New Zealand, our 4ply yarns give a gauge of 7sts and 10 rows to 1 inch on size 3.75mm needles. I can't see how yarn that's over double that thickness could result in the same gauge on 6.5mm needles!

06/20/2014 2:08pm

maybe it's a typo and it should be 17 stitches to 4" , that would make more sense, I think
I like the little hat :)

08/28/2015 11:08am

Hmm, I am never that good at the math when it come to knitting, but if the decrease is K5 K2TOG, then don't you need multiplies of 7 stitches, so 42 or 49? Just checking this before I get too far in. Thanks

04/12/2017 10:46am

This hat looks cute. I guess it's not so hard to make it. Am I right?

04/14/2017 11:46pm

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