Be My Valentine Heart Hat Knitting Pattern

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I was cleaning up my craft area the other day and randomly grabbed a couple leftover skeins of yarn to put away when I looked down and realized I was holding a very cute Valentine-y color combination. I didn’t actually have anyone in particularly to make this hat FOR, but you know, sometimes you just have to knit for the sake of knitting. Do you know what I mean? So I made a little hat. And then I put a little heart on it. And then I was in love. (which is appropriate for a Valentine’s Day Hat, right?) Now I just need someone to have a baby girl who’s 6 to 12 months around mid-February and I’m all set! Scroll on down for the free pattern!

Happy Valentine’s Day!Be My Valentine Heart Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com

Be My Valentine Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | A cute, quick and easy knitting pattern perfect for Valentine's Day!

Note: I am frequently asked for a printable version of this pattern. Instead of trying to print the whole website, I made you an ad-free ONE-PAGE printable PDF version of this pattern to print and keep in your knitting bag. You can purchase it via Etsy HERE. The PDF printable also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 6 months and 2T+! It’s an instant download and will be available to download and print as soon as you complete your purchase.  There is a very small fee for this PDF version and this helps me keep Little Red Window running! Thank you so much for loving my patterns!

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Be My Valentine Heart Hat Knitting Pattern (12 month size, for other sizes, see PDF version)

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

3 partial skeins worsted weight yarn in 3 colors

US size 7 16 inch circular needles

set of US size 7 double pointed needles

yarn needle

(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

 Instructions:

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches with the 1st color onto your circular needles. Join to knit in the round and knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches in a rib stitch for 4 rounds. Switch to the 2nd color yarn and then knit all stitches for 4 rounds. Switch to the 3rd color yarn and knit all stitches for 4 rounds.  Repeat this stripe pattern with all three yarn colors and knit all stitches until the hat is about 5 inches long.

Decrease (continue with stripe pattern):

Round 1: Knit 6, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 2: Knit all stitches

Round 3: Knit 5, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 4: Knit all stitches

Round 5: Knit directly onto 3 of the double pointed needles:

  • Needle 1: Knit 4, Knit 2 stitches together, repeat 2 times.
  • Needle 2: Knit 4, Knit 2 stitches together, repeat 2 times.
  • Needle 3: Knit 4, Knit 2 stitches together, repeat 2 times.

Round 6: Knit all stitches to the end of the round.

Round 7: Knit 3 stitches, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 9: Knit 2 stitches, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 10: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 11: Knit 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 12: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 13: Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round.

Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.

To make the Heart:

 

Be My Valentine Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | A cute, quick and easy knitting pattern perfect for Valentine's Day!

Row 1: kfb, kfb

Row 2: pfb, p2, pfb

Row 3: kfb, k4, kfb

Row 4: pfb, p6, pfb

Row 5: kfb, k8, kfb

Row 6: pfb, p10, pfb

Row 7: knit

Row 8: purl

Rows 9-12: Repeat Rows 7-8

Be My Valentine Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | A cute, quick and easy knitting pattern perfect for Valentine's Day!

At this point you should have 14 stitches on your needle. Split your stitches, moving 7 onto a third double pointed needle.

Valentine Heart Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com

 

Working with only the 7 stitches on the right side:

Row 1: k2tog, k3, ssk

Row 2: p2tog, p1, p2tog

Row 3: Bind off, cut your yarn leaving a 7 inch tail.

Now repeat those 3 rows with the 7 stitches on the left side.

Valentine Heart Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com

 

Using your yarn needle, weave in all the ends on the back side of the heart except the long cast-on tail at the point of the heart.

Valentine Heart Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com

 

Using the long cast-on tail, carefully whipstitch the heart to the hat and weave the end in on the inside.Valentine Heart Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.comprintable_button_littleredwindow2-01The PDF printable also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 6 months and 2T+!

 

Be My Valentine Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | A cute, quick and easy knitting pattern perfect for Valentine's Day!Be My Valentine Heart Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com Be My Valentine Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | A cute, quick and easy knitting pattern perfect for Valentine's Day!Be My Valentine Heart Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com

 

 

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37 thoughts on “Be My Valentine Heart Hat Knitting Pattern

  1. I love this hat. It is so cute. My niece wants one to fit her ~ she is 32yrs. old. I told her I will have to adjust the pattern to fit her and it will have to be for next valentine’s day. She said she will wait. ♥ Thank you for the very sweet design.

  2. Would love to make this hat for my 18 month and 4 yr. old granddaughters but have
    no idea how to increase the size. Can you help????

    1. Hi Gail, you can increase the pattern in increments of 8 stitches. So just cast on 8 or 16 or 24 etc. additional stitches. You’ll have to measure their heads or try them on, it will depend on the size of their heads and your gauge to see what would fit. However, after you add more stitches, you can just do the rest of the pattern, including the decrease, exactly the same. Make the heart the same size as well. Does that help? Good luck!

      1. Thanks! This is helpful. So to clarify, an 8-stitch decrease should be OK for a newborn, right? The baby is still in utero, so unless I can locate a newborn head soon, I won’t have anywhere to try it on. 🙂

        1. Hi! It will truthfully depend on your yarn and your tension but my two moth old is wearing a hat from the same pattern that started with 56 stitches cast on (so 2 8-stitch decreases). It was slightly too big for her when she was born but she was under 7lbs. My son on the other hand was almost 9lbs so it would’ve fit him right away. Does that help? Good luck!

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