This sweet little baby bluebird hat knitting pattern has adorable wings, a cute little beak and will look adorable on your fledgling baby or toddler!
I think I’ve reached the point of have almost all the animals hats. But then I’m really in a conundrum because I really really like designing and making animal hats. Enter the bluebird hat knitting pattern, when I had an epiphany that I can do variations on animals! I may already have a chick hat, and a chicken hat, and an owl hat…but I can do a bluebird or a cardinal if I want. Why in the world not? There are no rules to baby animal hats!
So then I immediately sat down and sketched out this cute little fellow. This bluebird kinds of reminds me of the adorable birds that fly around and help Cinderella get dressed in the morning, don’t you think? That was always my favorite part of the movie, when they fly around with those wide pink ribbons. Ah! It’s so lovely!
If you’re new to knitting animal hats with me, this is actually a pretty easy one as you only have to make the beak and two wings separately. I chose to only attach my little beak along the top edge so it sticks out a little and it’s super cute. And for the wings, I also sewed them along the top edge only as well so they can flap. They’ll look really cute when your little one is flying around the playground!
Baby Bluebird Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
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Baby Bluebird Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions
(size 0-3 months)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 56 stitches onto your circular needles with the dark blue yarn color. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 5 rounds. Switch to light blue yarn and then knit all rows until the hat is about 4 inches long.
Decrease (divide your stitches between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: knit all stitches
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: knit all stitches
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: knit all stitches
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: knit all stitches
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 6 stitches with yellow yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the beak to the hat.
Row 1: knit all stitches
Row 2: ssk, k2, k2tog (4 stitches)
Row 3: knit all stitches
Row 4: ssk, k2tog (2 stitches)
Row 5: k2tog
Cut yarn and pull through last stitch to close. Weave in that end. Thread the long cast on tail on your yarn needle and sew the beak to the front of the hat along its top edge.
Wings (make 2):
Using double pointed needles as straight
needles, cast on 10 stitches with light blue yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the wing to the hat.
Row 1: kfb, k7, k2tog
Row 2: knit all stitches
Row 3: kfb, k7, k2tog
Rows 4-8: knit all stitches
Row 9: ssk, k6, k2tog (8 stitches)
Row 10: knit all stitches
Row 11: ssk, k4, k2tog (6 stitches)
Bind off and weave in that end. Flip one wing over so they are mirror images.
Then thread one long cast on tail from one wing on your yarn needle and use it to stitch that wing to one side of the hat. Repeat with other wing.
To finish the hat:
Thread some light blue yarn on a yarn needle and knot it inside the top of the hat. Then make and secure three little “feather” loops coming out of the top of the hat as shown.
Weave in those ends inside. Finally, thread dark blue yarn on your yarn needle. Stitch one look stitch for the eye in an upside down U shape.
Make a second tiny stitch right in the middle of the curve to help the eye keep its shape. Repeat with the other eye and weave in ends inside the hat.
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