Little Chick Hat Knitting Pattern

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You’ll love this adorable Baby Chick Hat Free Knitting Pattern! Perfect for spring babies!Little Chick Hat Knitting Pattern for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Oh you guys, I think this hat is up there as one of my favorites. I think I’ll always associate chicks with babyhood because someone bought O his very first pair of footie pajamas and they were super soft and covered in little chicks. Baby V wore them too. So they always make me smile. Plus chicks are a good choice if you’re looking for something gender neutral to make, they work for boys or girls or if you haven’t found out yet!  If you knit a sweet baby chick hat for your little one (or a friend) please share it with me, I love seeing what you guys make! Scroll down for the free pattern!Little Chick Hat Knitting Pattern for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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Little Chick Hat Knitting Pattern (12 mo. size, see PDF for additional sizes)

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

Worsted weight yarn in light yellow and orange and charcoal (need my advice on choosing yarn?)

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

Knit all rows until the hat is about 5  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: 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.

Rounds 10 – 11: Knit all stitches

Round 12: Knit 1 stitch, Knit 2 stitches together and repeat to the end of the round.

Rounds 13 – 14: Knit all stitches

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

Rounds 16 – 18: Knit all stitches

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

Bottom Beak (make 1):

Previous messageNext messageBack to messagesCast on 14 stitches with orange yarn on straight needles

Rows 1 – 3: Knit all stitches

Row 4: K2tog, k10, ssk

Row 5: K2tog, k8, ssk

Row 6: K2tog, k6, ssk 

Row 7: K2tog, k4, ssk 

Row 8: K2tog, k2, ssk 

Row 9: K2tog, ssk

Row 10: K2tog (1 stitch remaining)

Cut yarn, pull through loop, weave in this end on back side.

Top Beak (make 1):

Cast on 14 stitches on straight needles

Knit Rows 4 – 10 from Top Beak instructions

Cut yarn, pull through loop, weave in this end on back side.

Use the long cast on tail  to stitch the bottom beak to the hat, stitch all the way around its edges.Little Chick Hat Free Knitting Pattern Process | littleredwindow.com  Then put the top beak on top and use its long cast on tail to stitch the top beak to the bottom beak and the hat just along its top edge. Little Chick Hat Free Knitting Pattern Process | littleredwindow.comTo make the eyes:

Using a scrap of charcoal yarn on a yarn needle, make two loose stitches for the eyes, make each stitch loose enough that it curves down in a ‘U’ shape. Little Chick Hat Free Knitting Pattern Process | littleredwindow.comThen take one tiny little stitch through the middle of that ‘U’ shape to hold it in place. Knot and weave in on the inside of the face. Little Chick Hat Free Knitting Pattern Process | littleredwindow.comAnd that’s it! Your cute little chick hat is finished! You can see more of my adorable knitting patterns (including lots of other animal hats) for babies and kids HERE! Happy knitting!

printable_button_littleredwindow2-01The PDF printable also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 12 months and 2T+!Little Chick Hat Knitting Pattern for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Little Chick Hat Knitting Pattern for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com If you liked this, you may also like some of my other posts…

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