This cute Any Age Birthday Hat knitting pattern can be easily customized for…any age! Instructions, charts and sizing included from baby to adult!
I love knitting hats as birthday presents. I think we obviously all think to do that when babies are born, right? But why not for other birthdays? I do, in fact, have an actual Birthday Cake hat. But I can’t think of a single kid who doesn’t enjoy proclaiming how old they are. So I finally put together this Adorable Any Age Birthday Hat knitting pattern.
You can knit this for literally anyone. It includes sizes from 6 months to adult and you can knit it for single or double digit ages. My kids really enjoyed wearing this one around their birthdays! And hey, your loved one can honestly wear it all year round, this cute pattern does NOT have to just be for birthdays.
A note on sizing: I did include 0-3 month sizing as I know kids all grow at different rates but I did not include a 3 digit chart for 100+ year-olds in this design because I thought demand would be very very low, but if that’s something anyone wants me to add, just shoot me an email!
If you’ve ever knit any of my patterns with text on them, you know they’re fun. It very rewarding to see the words appear as you knit each round. For this set, the words “I am X!” are surrounded by a simple single stitch checkerboard pattern which makes this hat incredibly easy to knit in the round while keeping floats pretty short.
I’ve included both a single digit age chart and a double digit age chart though I can’t imagine MY double digit child wanting to wear something I made them in public, I’m sure some of yours will, ha!
If you knit an Any Age Birthday Hat, please share it with me, I love seeing what you knit!
Tips & Tricks for knitting an Any Age Birthday Hat
- Be sure to keep the float in your colorwork loose but not too loose. Remember the hat still needs to stretch.
- Place stitch markers between the checkerboard sections and the text sections to keep track of where you are.
- If your tension isn’t quite right, blocking can help even out colorwork knitting.
Adorable Any Age Birthday Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, age 2-4, child, adult small/medium)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Adorable Any Age Birthday Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
This cute pattern is available for sale only. When you purchase this pattern, you’ll get an instant download PDF pattern in a few nicely formatted easy-to-print pages that includes written instructions and step by step photos. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry where it will also be permanently stored in your Ravelry pattern library.
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