Tuesday 31 January 2012

Free Pattern - Coming Home Baby Hat

The following is my recipe for newborn baby hats. I used this for making a lot of them while I was expecting.
K Knit
P Purl
K2tog Knit 2 stitches together
Requirements: Sock or Worsted Weight yarn
4 dpns or circular needles in appropriate size.
Main Body of Hat 
Row 1: Cast on a multiple of 4 stitches. I cast on 64 stitches using sock weight yarn and 48 stitches for worsted weight yarn.

Row 2 - 10 : K2 P2 around
Row 11: K all around
Repeat row 11 till the size is enough to cover the head of the baby. (About 4.5 inches/ 11.5cms)
Next row start crown shaping.
Crown Shaping for Sock Weight Yarn 
Row 1: K8, K2tog

Row 2: K around
Row 3: K7, K2tog
Row 4: K around
Row 5: K6, K2tog
Row 6: K around
Row 7: K5, K2tog
Row 8: K around
Row 9: K4, K2tog
Crown Shaping for Worsted Weight Yarn Follow steps from Row 5 of Crown shaping for sock weight yarn.
Finishing Cut the working yarn leaving a 6 inch tail. Thread this through a tapestry needle and sew through the remaining stitches on the needles while taking them off the needle. Pull through and secure top. For added finishing sew a pom pom to the top of the hat.

Here are some finished projects made by others.

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  1. It has been ages since I visited your blog. Clearly, I just realized..because I dont have your blog set up in my blog feed. Dah.

    And thanks for the pattern! I am always looking baby hat patterns.

  2. what size needle did you use for your hats..love the pattern

  3. Thanks Bretay.
    I used US 6 - 4.0 mm and US 8 - 5.0 mm for all almost all hats in worsted weight yarn. For the one in sock weight I used US 3 - 3.25 mm