Little Chick Hat Knitting Pattern

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You’ll love this adorable Baby Chick Hat Free Knitting Pattern! Perfect for spring babies!

Adorable Baby Chick Hat knitting pattern in sizes from newborn to baby to toddler! 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.Cute details on the Little Chick Hat knitting pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers!

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! Cute knit chick hat pattern with an adorable yellow chick breaking out of its shell!

This easy baby hat knitting pattern is knit in the round and then the adorable eggshell brim is picked up and knit at the end, don’t worry, it’s really easy! It’s adorable in cute sunny yellow and makes the perfect springtime baby hat!

The eggshell brim on the Little Chick Hat knitting pattern is really easy to knit!

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!This cute toddler loves her Little Chick Hat!

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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Little Chick Hat Knitting Pattern

(12 mo. size, see PDF for additional sizes)

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

This pattern is copyright Little Red Window Design 2017 and is intended for personal use. You may not not distribute, reproduce or sell this pattern either physically or digitally.

Little Chick Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List

Worsted weight yarn in light yellow, white, 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!)

Little Chick Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions

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 all rows until the hat is about 5  inches long.

Decrease (divide your stitches evenly 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

Rounds 10-11: knit all stitches

Round 12: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round 

Rounds 13-14: knit all stitches

Round 15: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round 
Rounds 16-18: knit all stitches

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

To knit the eggshell brim:

Holding the hat with the cast on edge facing up, (uncurl or block the stockinette edge if it is curling up) pick up 72 stitches with white yarn along the cast on edge with your circular needles and join to knit in the round.Pick up stitches to knit the eggshell brim on the Little Chick Baby Hat!

Rounds 1-3: knit all even rounds, purl all odd rounds

Next, to make the pointed peaks, we will work with only 8 stitches at a time. The following rows are knit flat, turning the work after each row. It helps to put the 8 live stitches on double pointed or straight needles.

Rows 1-2: k8
Row 3: k2tog, k4, ssk
Row 4: k6
Row 5: k2tog, k2, ssk Work with short rows to knit the eggshell brim on this cute little chick baby hat knitting pattern!
Row 6: k4
Row 7: k2tog, ssk
Row 8: k2tog

Cut yarn and pull through last stitch. Weave in ends. Repeat rows 1-8 with the next 8 stitches.Work with short rows to knit the eggshell brim on this cute little chick baby hat knitting pattern!

 

Bottom Beak (make 1):

Cast 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 Bottom 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 a loose stitch for the eye that curves upward in an upside-down ‘U’ shapeEmbroider the cute face on the Little Chick Hat knitting pattern!Then take three tiny little stitches through that ‘U’ shape and off to the side for the eyelashes. Knot and weave in on the inside of the hat. Embroider the cute face on the Little Chick Hat knitting pattern!
And 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 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+!

 

The Little Chick baby hat would fit right in on a farm!

 

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