Stripey Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

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So after I knit the Stripey Baby Sweater for my friend Rebecca, I decided baby M also needed a hat. I made the sweater 6 mo. size so a little 6 mo. hat should be just about right when it starts to get chilly in the fall!  I was going to make it match exactly but I was almost completely out of white yarn so I modified the stripe pattern and I really liked how it turned out so I thought I’d share it with you!

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Stripey Baby Hat (0-6 mo. size)

You need:

worsted weight yarn, partial skeins of blue, gray and white.

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!)

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 64 stitches onto your circular needles with the blue yarn. Join to knit in the round and knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches in a rib stitch for 5 rows.

Switch to gray yarn and knit 2 rows.

Switch to white yarn and knit 1 row.

Switch back to gray yarn and knit 2 rows

Switch to blue yarn and knit 5 rows.

Repeat this stripe pattern in stockinette stitch until the hat in about 4 1/2 inches long.

Decrease: (CONTINUING the stripe pattern above)

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 two times.
  • Needle 2: Knit 4, Knit 2 stitches together, repeat two times.
  • Needle 3: Knit 4, Knit 2 stitches together, repeat one time.

Round 6: Use the fourth double pointed needle to 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.

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8 thoughts on “Stripey Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

    1. You can increase the pattern by adding sets of 8 stitches. So cast on 8 more or 16 more etc. How many will work will depend on your gauge and the size of your two year old’s head. I suggest experimenting!

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