Knit up this adorable blueberry hat knitting pattern for your sweet baby or toddler, they’ll be the cutest blueberry on the blueberry bush!
In the summer, one of our favorite outings is to go blueberry picking. We found a great farm that is in the middle of nowhere. And so far, fingers crossed, they haven’t added bouncy houses or petting zoos or a train ride. I know a lot of people love all the extras, but that’s not our thing. It’s just blueberry bushes. Soooo many blueberry bushes.
I like blueberry picking with kids better than apple picking because they can do as much of it as they want and it’s ok. When we go to the apple orchard, my kids always want to pick all the apples and in about five minutes we have as many as we can carry. But with blueberries, we can all pick a lot.
And then, of course, you get to EAT all of the blueberries which is the best thing ever.
Anyway, blueberry picking is one of my kids’ favorite things to do every year. So I thought this year I’d celebrate by knitting up a blueberry hat! This one turned out so cute with that cute little blueberry crown on top. I have never really knit anything like that before but it was so fun!
If you are going to knit this cute blueberry hat, it’s knit in the round and you are required to know how to pick up stitches from the finished hat to knit the little blueberry crown on top. So please be sure you know how to do that before you start this adorable pattern!
Blueberry Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Blueberry Hat Supply List
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Blueberry Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (12 month size)
sl1 wyif: slip one stitch purlwise with the working yarn in front
sl1 wyib: slip one stitch purlwise with the working yarn in back
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 5 rounds. Then knit all stitches 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
(you will have 45 stitches left after this round)
After you complete the hat, you will need to pick up the
45 stitches from round 6 to knit the blueberry crown. The easiest way to do this is to use a scrap piece of yarn to place a lifeline through the stitches from round 6 so that you can easily pick them up later. Or, if you prefer, you can use stitch markers to indicate those stitches. Leave the markers or lifeline in place until the base hat is completed.
Round 6: knit all stitches (place lifeline or stitch markers)
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 10: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round.
Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends. Leave the lifeline or stitch markers in place to mark where to pick up stitches for the next step.
To add the blueberry crown:
When you have completed the hat, pick up those 45 stitches from round 6 of the decrease with three double pointed needles.
(You may remove your lifeline.) Join new yarn and begin knitting in the round.
Round 1: (sl1 wyib, k4) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: (sl1 wyif, p4) repeat to the end of the round.
Round 3: (sl1 wyib, k4) repeat to the end of the round.
Cast off purlwise in pattern (to cast off in pattern, continue on with the stitch pattern from rounds 1-3: slip the slipped stitches wyif and purl the other stitches, as you cast off each stitch). Weave in ends.
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