Knit up an adorable hat for your little slugger with this cute free baseball baby hat knitting pattern!Well, the World Series is coming up, if you’re a baseball fan or live with one, I’m sure you’re well aware. Aa is a Dodgers fan (AND we live in Chicago GO Cubs!) so this has been an exciting season for us and an he was super excited to see Baby V in this adorable baseball baby hat. And this was a really fun one to make because it’s honestly really easy but also extremely cute. You get a lot of bang for your buck. Or should I say it’s a grand slam? I hit it out of the park? She’s batting a thousand? This hat is a whole new ballgame? Ok, sorry, I’ll stop now. It’s an adorable baseball hat. Go ahead and make one, you won’t strike out with this pattern! (groan…)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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Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches
(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 white yarn color. Join to knit in the round and k1, p1 in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.
Knit all rows until the hat is about 4 1/2 inches long.
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 2: Knit all stitches
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) 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: (k4, k2tog) repeat two times.
- Needle 2: (k4, k2tog) repeat two times.
- Needle 3: (k4, k2tog) repeat one time.
Round 6: Use the fourth double pointed needle to knit all stitches to the end of the round.
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 10: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 12: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 13: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round.
Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.
To add the stitching:
First draw the shapes of the stitching lines onto the hat with your disappearing ink fabric pen. (For safety, test your pen out on some scrap yarn just to make sure it completely disappears) Take a look at a baseball to see how the stitching lines curve in more than one direction.Next, thread a length of red yarn on your yarn needle and start making one side of each ‘V’ stitch following the lines you drew. Make sure they aren’t too tight or they will pull when the hat stretches. Then go back and stitch the other half of each ‘V’ stitch until you’ve completed all the stitching just like a baseball. Again, don’t stitch too tightly! Follow the instructions on your fabric pen to get rid of your guide marks. And that’s it! It’s a home run!! (I know. I’m sorry.)
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