Little Lemon Hat Knitting Pattern

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When life gives you lemons…make a little lemon hat with this free knitting pattern!Little Lemon Hat Knitting Pattern for Babies! | littleredwindow.com

Oh my gosh, you guys, Baby V is a lemon! How cute is that?! I’m sure some of you are beginning to wonder…”is she ever going to run out of silly hats to put her baby in?” Well, you should know, the answer is no. Not even close to out of ideas. But, lest you think that this has turned into a baby-hat-only blog, know I do still have lots of regular craft projects coming up as well. But the baby hats are popular and  I have to give you what you all are asking for! Anyway, the lemon hat is a really easy knit, this would be a good one for a beginner! It’s sort of a variation on the adorable apple hat, but has different shaping at the crown and a different leaf. I really love how it turned out. So scroll on down to get my free lemon hat knitting pattern!Little Lemon Hat Knitting Pattern for Babies! | littleredwindow.com

Looking for the pattern? Here's how it works:  This pattern is available for free in one size right here on my site (keep scrolling down). Or you can purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is ad-free and easy to print in just one or two nicely formatted pages. The PDF printable also contains instructions for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! You can purchase the PDF patterns either via Etsy or Ravelry. There is a very small fee for the PDF version and this helps me keep Little Red Window running! Thank you so much for loving my patterns!

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Little Lemon Hat Knitting Pattern (6 month size, see PDF version for other sizes)

Worsted weight yarn in yellow, brown and green

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 64 stitches onto your circular needles with the yellow yarn color. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.

Knit all rows until the hat is about 4 1/2 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 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.

Rounds 8-10: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

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

Rounds 12-14: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 15: Knit 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round.

Rounds 16-18: Knit all stitches to the end of the round

Round 19: Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round.

Round 20: knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round. (4 stitches left)

Switch to brown yarn and knit all stitches for 8 rows. lemon_hat_process_knitting_pattern_01_littleredwindow lemon_hat_process_knitting_pattern_02_littleredwindow lemon_hat_process_knitting_pattern_06_littleredwindowCut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.

To make the leaf (make 1):

Cast on 2 stitches with the green yarn using straight needles (or double pointed needles as straight needles. Leave a long tail to stitch the leaf to the stem.

Row 1: Knit all stiches

Row 2: Kfb,  kfb (4 stitches)

Row 3: Kfb, k2, kfb  (6 stitches)

Row 4: Knit all stitches

Row 5: Kfb, k4, kfb (8 stitches)

Row 6-11: Knit all stitches

Row 12: K2tog, k4, ssk (6 stitches)

Row 13-14: Knit all stitches

Row 15: K2tog, k2, ssk (4 stitches)

Row 16 – 17: Knit all stitches

Row 18: K2tog, ssk (2 stitches)

Row 19: K2tog (1 stitch)

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

lemon_hat_process_knitting_pattern_05_littleredwindowTo assemble the hat:

Using the long cast-on tail from the leaf, stitch the leaf to the stem at a downward angle. Attach it securely since this is an item for babies! lemon_hat_process_knitting_pattern_04_littleredwindow lemon_hat_process_knitting_pattern_03_littleredwindowAnd that’s it! Enjoy your little lemon hat!

printable_button_littleredwindow2-01The PDF printable also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 12 months and 2T+!Little Lemon Hat Knitting Pattern for Babies! | littleredwindow.com

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