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Free pattern : Classic Baby Hat

*Modèle en français ici*

It’s my first time designing a pattern so please be indulgent and give me any advice you think necessary! I made it because I couldn’t find what I was looking for : a classic hat for babies (not newborn) with a sock yarn. Also, English is not my first language, so please forgive the eventual language mistakes in this pattern.

Also if you knit this, I would be happy to see the results! You can add your project on Ravelry here.

The finished hat is about 17-18cm (7″) high (without the pompom) and 35cm (14″) in circumference.

You will need:

  • 1 skein of fingering/sock yarn (2,5-3mm). I used the 100% cotton 8/4 from Sostrene Grene, colour Combi 5 – Red.
  • For the ribbing: 2,75mm circular needles, with a cable long enough for magic loop (or double pointed needles).
  • For the body: 3mm circular needles, with a cable long enough for magic loop (or double pointed needles).
  • A stitch marker for the beginning of round (a paper clip, some scrap yarn, or a small rubber band would also be perfect for this)
  • A tapestry needle
  • A computer or a TV for the long knitting hours (I used these 9-10 hours to watch The Witcher).

Cast on 110 stitches with the 2,75mm needles, place the beginning of round marker and join to work in round.

Ribbing : Work in 1/1 ribbing for 10cm (4″) (K1, P1 to the end of round)

Body : With the 3mm needles, work in stockinette for 9cm (3,5″) (only knitting!). The hat should now be about 19cm (7,5) high from the cast on.

Decrease:

  1. *K8, K2tog* until the end of round
  2. Knit all the stitches
  3. *K7, K2tog*
  4. Knit
  5. *K6, K2tog*
  6. Knit
  7. *K5, K2tog*
  8. Knit
  9. *K4, K2tog*
  10. Knit
  11. *K3, K2tog*
  12. Knit
  13. *K2, K2tog*
  14. Knit
  15. *K1, K2tog*
  16. *K2tog*

Almost done! Cut the yarn leaving a tail (about 20cm/8″).

With the tapestry needle, bring the tail through the remaining stitches and pull. Make a little knot o secure and weave all the remaining ends.

Make a pompon with the rest of the yarn or with a contrasting colour.

That’s it! Le hat is finished! The advantage of this pattern is that you can adjust th size as you wish, as long a you use a multiple of 10 stitches. Just remember to adjust the height as well.

I hope this pattern will be ok for you. I haven’t given it yet to the parents of the baby, so I am still not sure if it fits right for her.

Please give me your own feedback!

My hat next to the industrial hat I was given to make the right size.


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