How To Knit A Baby Hat That Is Quick And Easy

How To Knit A Baby Hat That Is Quick And Easy

Knitting a baby hat is a quick and easy project that can be done by knitters of all levels. This free knitting pattern provides a simple and straightforward guide to creating a cozy and warm hat for your little one.

With just a few basic knitting techniques and some yarn, you can create a beautiful and practical accessory that will keep your baby's head warm and comfortable. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced knitter, this pattern is a great way to hone your skills and create something special for your baby.

These are also great to make for hospitals for their premature wings, or just to donate.

In fact, this pattern is perfect for anyone looking to knit a warm and cozy hat for a new arrival at the hospital or your grand-babies. Whether you are a seasoned knitter or just starting out, the pattern is easy to follow and produces an adorable hat that will surely be appreciated by the new parents.

So why not grab your needles and get started on this fun and rewarding project today!

What you need

Size 3 3/4 mm (4 U.S) needles
Baby weight yarn

Pattern By: Lisa Vienneau, Nov 2000


Cast on 70 sts.

Work in garter st for 3/4″.

Next Row: (k4, inc 1 st in next st), repeat to the last 5 sts, k5. 83 sts. Continue garter st until the piece measures 5″.

Start decreasing as follows:
Row1: K 10, k2tog repeat to last 11, k to end. 77sts
Row 2 and every other row: Knit.
Row3: K2tog, k 10, repeat to last 5sts, k2tog, k to end. 70sts
Row5: K6, k2tog repeat to last 6, knit to end. 62sts
Row7: K2tog, k 6, repeat to last 4sts, k to end. 54sts
Row9: K4, k2tog. 45sts
Row11: K2tog, k4 repeat to last 3, k2tog, k last st. 37sts
Row13: K2tog repeat to last st, k1.
Repeat Row 13 till 5sts remain. Break off yarn leaving enough to thread last 5 sts,

And sew up back seam. Roll or Fold up brim.

>>> Also see basic adults knitted beanie or the kids knitted beanie.  <<<

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  1. Kittie Reiners says

    How much yarn needed for this project??

  2. Heather Tudor says

    Can you tell me how many balls of 4 ply per hat please?

  3. Lisa Ogilvie says

    There is only 13 increases in the hat, start with 70 stitches, subtract 5 for the last 5 stitches knit and it leaves 65, knit 4 then increases means you are making 1 increase for each group of 5 stitches, if you have more than 13 increases, you are increasing incorrectly or too often, original 70 stitches plus 13 increases does come out to be 83 stitches on the needle. The best increase to use on a garter stitch hat would be KFB, which is the knit front and back increase.

  4. I’m not doing something right. I cast on 70 sts, but after the 3/4″ that next row I get 86 sts or 16 increases. I hope you can help me as I’d like to make this baby cap.

  5. How much yarn did you need to complete this project?

  6. Jen Tarbay says

    I love this pattern would it be possible to knit this on circular needles and knit in the round?

  7. Alice Majumah Obuyah says

    During this COVID 19 pandemic I need to make donations by knitting baby booties and hat to our local hospital. Hoping it will reach the needy children.

  8. Susan Klim says

    What size head does this pattern fit?

  9. The last delivery I made to the hospital was 50 preemie hats and 10 regular newborn. Do a bunch of Sunday afternoon ‘doodles’ and please some mothers, nurses and even babies this year.

  10. I knit. Just for fun. This baby hat is a doddle. A Sunday afternoon thingy. But it s nice to see it standing tall and waiting for the little head it may keep warm.k

  11. Can I send you a photo? It was so much fun? Thank you.

  12. What age (months) does this hat fit?

  13. Am I the only one who needs to know how much yarn?

  14. Deborah Crumpton says

    Made this in a couple of hours but replaced the body of the hat with stocking stitch. Worked fine, going to adjust it for a thicker yarn for the winter.

  15. Please can you tell me what you mean by baby weight yarn? Would I be right with 4 ply?

  16. The baby isnt here for me to measure i havent met him yas yet, so would you think this would fit a 4month old?

  17. ellen nelson says

    wonderful, how do I print the instructions to make the chickie hat?

  18. Lynn Heatwole says

    This sounded great and easy. Our church helps with the homeless in out community so I felt that this project would help them this winter.

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