Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern

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I may have mentioned, I caught more than one cold this winter and I had a little more down time than usual. And what’s better when you don’t feel well than a cup of tea, some knitting and a movie? In my opinion, not much! And while O is still at an age where he actually likes the things I made him, I thought I’d take full advantage of that (and a big yarn sale at the craft store!) to make a couple cute new hats for him. You can never have too many hats for a preschooler. Don’t they always get left in the car, shoved down deep in a bag, stuck in a coat sleeve or dropped in a wet puddle?

And I always marvel, when I search the internet, how many amazing knitting patterns there are out there. But often there is a hole for some of the simpler ideas. Which is how my Baby Bear Hat came to be. I wanted a simple baby hat with plain ears and I just could not find a pattern for it! Same goes for a dog hat. So this time I came up with a cute little Puppy Dog hat with floppy puppy ears that I think even a newer knitter could handle. Another simple idea that’s cute and easy to make! Scroll on down to get the FREE pattern!

Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | Make a sweet and simple Puppy Dog hat with floppy ears!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 12 months!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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Happy Puppy Dog Hat (2T size)

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

You need:

Brown worsted weight yarn

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!)



There was previously a typo in this pattern, click here for details.

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 80 stitches onto your circular needles. Join to knit in the round and knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches in a rib stitch for 1 inch. Then knit all stitches until the entire hat is about 5.5 inches long.

Decrease:

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

Floppy Puppy Dog Ears (makes 1 ear half, make 4)

Using one of your double pointed needles, cast on 8 stitches, leave a long tail to stitch the ears together and to the hat.

Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | Make a sweet and simple Puppy Dog hat with floppy ears!

Row 1: Knit all stitches

Row 2: Purl all stiches

Row 3: Kfb, k6, kfb

Row 4: Purl  all stitches (10)

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Row 5: Knit all stitches

Row 6: Purl all stitches

Row 7: kfb, k8, kfb (12)

Row 8: Purl all stitches

Row 9: Knit all stitches

Rows 10-14: Repeat rows 8 & 9

Row 15: kfb, k10 kfb (14)

Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | Make a sweet and simple Puppy Dog hat with floppy ears!

Row 16: Purl all stitches

Row 17: Knit all stitches

Rows 18 – 24: Repeat rows 16 & 17, ending with a purl row.

Row 25: k2tog, k10, ssk

Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | Make a sweet and simple Puppy Dog hat with floppy ears!

Row 26: p2tog, p8, p2tog

Row 27: k2tog, k6, k2tog

Row 28: p2tog, p4, p2tog

Row 29: Bind off, pull the tail of the yarn through the last stitch to secure, weave in that end.

Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | Make a sweet and simple Puppy Dog hat with floppy ears!

Take two of the ears and pin or hold them right (knit) sides together and whipstitch around the outside with one cast on tail, leaving the bottom (cast on) edge open.

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Then turn the ears right side out. Repeat with the other two ear parts so you have 2 full ears.

Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | Make a sweet and simple Puppy Dog hat with floppy ears!

Using one of the cast-on tails, whipstitch each ear securely to the top of the hat.

Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | Make a sweet and simple Puppy Dog hat with floppy ears!

Put your hat on your cute little puppy and enjoy!

printable_button_littleredwindow2-01The PDF printable also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 6 months and 12 months!

Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | Make a sweet and simple Puppy Dog hat with floppy ears! Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | Make a sweet and simple Puppy Dog hat with floppy ears! Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern | littleredwindow.com | Make a sweet and simple Puppy Dog hat with floppy ears!

 

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35 thoughts on “Happy Puppy Dog Hat Knitting Pattern

    1. Thanks for stopping by Kelly! It’s nice to meet you! I have wanted a silhouette forever but I was just reading your tutorials where you use a fabric marking pen in it and now I REALLY want one! how cool!

  1. Dropped by from ASWC – love these ears and then I spotted the baby bear hat in your side bar – just perfect for my grandson to be, thanks for writing these patterns and sharing 😀

  2. This is just so stinkin’ cute! Thanks so much for linking up last week at Creativity Unleashed. You will be featured tomorrow at OPC as our free ad space!! Hope to see you back. 🙂

  3. This is so adorable! I wanted to get a head start on my son’s hat for next year and I think I found my inspiration. 🙂

    Found you through the Check Me Out Saturday Craft, Recipe, DIY, Link Party.

  4. So so cute!! I would like to make this sometime. Thanks for sharing at Take it on Tuesday!!
    ~ Betsy @ Romance on a dime

  5. Way too cute…..the model and the hat!!! I rather do knitted character hats then crochet…..knitted always looks better IMO. thanks for the pattern!

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