Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern

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Knit this adorable reindeer hat complete with a red nose, in time for Christmas!Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern, perfect for Christmas! | littleredwindow.com

 

Yay! It’s almost Christmas! (Ok, well, for knitters anyway, we have to work ahead, right?)  I thought Baby V would look so cute in a  little reindeer hat so I whipped one up for you to make for the holiday season complete with antlers and a cute red nose. Let’s call her Rhonda the Reindeer. This year she’s still so little she’ll be completely oblivious to the excitement of Christmas but I think O will make up for it. Would you let this cute little reindeer land on your roof on Christmas Eve? As usual, the free reindeer hat pattern is at the bottom of this page, keep scrolling to find it! Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern, perfect for Christmas! | littleredwindow.com

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Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern (6 mo. size, see PDF for other sizes)

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

Worsted weight yarn in tan (linen), medium brown (taupe), and red

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 64 stitches onto your circular needles with the tan 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.

Decrease:

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.

Outer ear (make 2):

Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 10 stitches with the tan yarn, leaving a long tail to stitch the ears to the hat.

Rows 1-6: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 7: k2tog, k6, ssk

Row 8: purl all stitches

Row 9: k2tog, k4, ssk

Bind off and weave in that end.

Inner ear (make 2):

Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 8 stitches with the brown yarn, leaving a long tail to stitch the inner ear to the outer ear

Rows 1-6: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 7: k2tog, k4, ssk

Bind off and weave in that end.

Antler part A (make 2):

Cast on 8 stitches with the brown yarn and distribute among double pointed needles, leave a long cast-on tail to stitch the antler to the hat. Join to knit in the round.

Knit 16 rounds 

Round 17: K2tog 4 times

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

Antler part B (make 2):

Cast on 6 stitches with the brown yarn and distribute among double pointed needles, leave a long cast-on tail to stitch antler part B to antler part A. Join to knit in the round.

Knit 4 rounds

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

Nose:

Cast on 6 stitches with the red yarn and distribute among double pointed needles, leave a long cast-on tail to stitch the nose to the hat. Join to knit in the round.

Round 1: kfb all stitches (12 stitches )

Round 2: (kfb, k1) repeat (18 stitches )

Round 3: knit all stitches

Round 4: k2tog, repeat to the end of the round (9 stitches )

Round 5: k2tog 4 times, k1 (5 stitches)

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

To assemble the hat:

First use the long cast-on tail from each antler part B to stitch it to an antler part A.Free Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern, perfect for Christmas! | littleredwindow.comThen use the long cast-on tail from each antler part A to stitch the assembled antlers to the top of the hat. Free Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern, perfect for Christmas! | littleredwindow.com Free Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern, perfect for Christmas! | littleredwindow.comTo assemble the ears, lay one tan outer ear wrong (purl) side up and put one brown inner earl wrong (purl) side down on top. Use the long cast-on tail from the brown inner ear to stitch them together. Make sure your stitches only catch the purl loops on the outer ear so they don’t show through to the other side.

Then, pinch each assembled ear at the base and use the tan outer ear cast-on tail to make one stitch to help the ear hold its shape. Then stitch the ears securely to the hat next to the antlers. Free Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern, perfect for Christmas! | littleredwindow.com Free Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern, perfect for Christmas! | littleredwindow.comFinally, use the long cast-on tail from the nose to stitch it securely to the front of the hat. Make sure it’s attached well since this is an item for babies!

Free Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern, perfect for Christmas! | littleredwindow.com

And that’s it! Enjoy your reindeer hat!

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

Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern, perfect for Christmas! | littleredwindow.com

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2 thoughts on “Tiny Reindeer Hat Knitting Pattern

  1. What an absolutely darling hat! I can’t wait to knit this up for my friend’s baby shower. It would be fun to switch up the hat toppers, while still using the same pattern. I’d like to try it with just the ears & no antlers for a different look. Or try knitting it in fun colour or sparkly yarn for a festive twist!

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