Little Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern

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Knit a sweet little lamb hat with great texture with this free knitting pattern!

Free Little Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.comYou guys, I love the seed stitch texture of this hat, it’s just so darn soft and cute! And what’s more adorable than a little baby lamb?!  I actually made this hat a little after Easter when there were lambs and chicks all over the place. I used a thicker yarn but the same size needles I usually do and the result is a really dense soft texture that will be nice and warm and should do a good job of keeping a little bald head warm! If you knit one yourself, please please share it with me over on Ravelry, I love seeing what you all create!

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Little Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern (6 month size, see PDF for other sizes!)

Gauge: 8 st. = 2″ in seed stitch for Loops  & Threads yarn

Gauge: 12 st = 2″ in stockinette stitch for light worsted pink yarn

You will need:

Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn in White (HERE are some alternatives if you can’t find this yarn)

Light worsted weight yarn in pink

US 7 16″ circular knitting needles

US 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 56 stitches onto your circular needles with the white yarn. Join to knit in the round and knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.

Row 1: k1, p1 repeat until end of round.

Row 2: p1, k1 repeat until end of round.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 (seed stitch) until the hat is about 4 1/2 inches long, end after a p1, k1 row.

Decrease:

Row 1: (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog) repeat 6 more times until the end of the round.

Row 2: (p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog) repeat 6 more times until the end of the round.

Row 3: Knit directly onto 3 of the double pointed needles:

Needle 1: (k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog), repeat two more times.
Needle 2: (k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog) , repeat one more time.
Needle 3: (k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog) , repeat one more time.

Row 4: (p1, k1, p1, k2tog) repeat 6 more times until the end of the round.

Row 5: (k1, p1, k2tog) repeat 6 more times until the end of the round.

Row 6: (p1, k2tog) repeat 6 more times until the end of the round.

Row 7: k2tog 7 times until the end of the round.

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

To knit the outer ears (make 2):

Using either the double pointed or circular needles as straight needles, cast on 5 stitches with the WHITE yarn, leave a long tail to sew the ear to the hat .

Rows 1-3: k1, p1, k1, p1, k1

Row 4: kfb, p1, k1, p1, kfb

Rows 5-18: p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1

Row 19: k2tog, p1, k1,p1, k2tog

Row 20: p2tog, k1, p2tog

Row 21: k3tog

Cut yarn, pull end through loop and weave in that end.

To knit the ear lining (make 2):

Note: the pink yarn is a much lighter weight than the white so even though you’re casting on more stitches, the finished ear lining should still be SMALLER than the white outer ears.

Using either the double pointed or circular needles as straight needles, cast on 7 stitches with the PINK yarn, leave a long tail to sew the lining to the outer ear.

Row 1: knit all stitches

Row 2: purl all stitches

Rows 3-4: repeat rows 1 and 2

Row 5: kfb, k5, kfb

Row 6: purl all stitches

Row 7-8: repeat rows 1 and 2

Row 9: kfb, k7, kfb

Row 10: purl all stitches

Rows 11-16: repeat rows 1 and 2

Row 17: k2tog, k7, k2tog

Row 18: purl all stitches

Row 19: k2tog, k5k k2tog

Row 20: p2tog, p3, p2tog

Row 21: k2tog, k1, k2tog

Row 22: p3tog

Cut yarn, pull end through loop and weave in that end.

Assemble the hat:

First put the ears together. Lay one pink ear lining wrong side down on top of a white outer ear.  Note the outer ears don’t really have a right or wrong side.Free Little Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.comUse the long cast on tail of one pink ear lining to whipstitch that ear lining to one white outer ear. Be sure your stitches don’t show through to the other side of the white outer ear. The pink ear lining should be slightly smaller than the white outer ear.  Knot and weave in the end of the pink yarn when you’re finished.  Repeat with the other ear. Free Little Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.com Free Little Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.comTo attach the ears to the hat, pinch them a bit at the base and use the long white cast-on tail to stitch each ear to the hat. They should be facing down and a little forward like a lamb. Make sure to attach them securely, babies pull things!

Free Little Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern for babies! | littleredwindow.comAnd that’s it! Enjoy your adorable little lamb hat!

printable_button_littleredwindow2-01The PDF printable also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 12 months and 2T+!

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12 thoughts on “Little Lamb Hat Knitting Pattern

  1. Hi,

    Can I ask some advice reference circular needles? When you say 16″, is that the length of the cable or the length of cable & needles combined.

    Kind regards

  2. Im quite new to knitting and haven’t quite got the hang of using a circular needle, can this pattern be done on straight needles?
    thank you.

    1. Hi! You could knit the entire thing on double pointed needles if you know how to use those, but no, you cannot knit it on regular straight needles. 🙂

  3. I’m knetting the 0-3 size but for the ear lining there is only one size. And to me it it looks a bit to big. Is this correct?

    1. Hi!
      There is only one size for the ear parts, it might be that your yarn weight or gauge is a little off for the lining. (Nothing you’ve done wrong, we all just knit a little differently!)

      You could try knitting them with smaller needles and see if that helps! The lining should be the same size or slightly smaller than the outer ears. Hope that helps!!
      Cassie

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