Watercolor Bow Hat Knitting Pattern

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Knit a sweet watercolor bow baby hat with this free knitting pattern!

Watercolor Ribbon Bow Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com

Oh, this hat, you guys. It gave me trouble. I think it turned out super cute but I could not for the life of me get the bow to tie the way I wanted it to. What should have been pretty easy got me so frustrated. So I’m going to suggest that you thread the ribbon the way I show you and then tie a separate bow and sew it on. I think you’ll be happier that way. That’s what I’ll write in the instructions, but if anyone comes up with a better idea, please share! Anyway, it turned out adorable and I love how it showcases that pretty watercolor ribbon (which is perfect for babies who don’t have much hair…ahem, Baby V…)

Watercolor Ribbon Bow Hat Knitting Pattern (size 6 months)

You will need:

Worsted weight yarn

US 7 16″ circular knitting needles

US 7 double pointed needles

1″ wide watercolor ribbon (see my watercolor ribbon tutorial)

Yarn needle

Needle and thread

(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 gray 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 for 4 rows

Row 5: (yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k12) repeat 3 more times.

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.

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 add the ribbon, loosely weave it through the eyelets that you created in Row 5 as shown. Watercolor Ribbon Bow Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com Watercolor Ribbon Bow Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com Watercolor Ribbon Bow Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.comKnot the ribbon on the inside of the hat, keeping it quite loose so that hat will still fit around baby’s head.

Create a separate bow out of the same ribbon, finish any ribbon ends by melting or adding fray check and then sew it securely to the front of the hat. Handpainted Watercolor Ribbon Hair Bows, these are so easy to make and the results are gorgeous! | littleredwindow.comWatercolor Ribbon Bow Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.comIf you are able to actually tie the same ribbon that you wove around the hat into a bow without it getting too tight then please, tell me your secrets! I think I needed about 4 extra hands, two of which belonged to Martha Steward, to have accomplished that. Either way, tied or sewn on, your adorable Watercolor Bow Hat is complete! Watercolor Ribbon Bow Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com Watercolor Ribbon Bow Hat Free Knitting Pattern! | littleredwindow.com

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