Use this cute citrus hats knitting pattern to knit an orange, lemon or lime slice baby hat for your newborn, baby or toddler!
Summertime knitting is a tricky thing. I know from experience that people (namely, you, my lovely readers) knit a lot less in the summer. And that makes sense. I do too. I’m often busier doing other things, but also the idea of sitting around buried in warm yarn is less appealing.
And not only do we all knit less in the warmer months, we also spend less time online looking at fun knitting patterns or linking up our recently completed knitting projects. And that’s all totally fine.
But then again, babies don’t take a break from being born just because it’s warm outside! They come just as often as they do the rest of the year. So as a mostly baby hat designer, I just keep on working even when it’s hot!
You might think, well, if it’s hot, why would babies need hats? Friends, little babies always need hats to help regulate their temperature. And especially in the summer when lots of places have their air conditioning up way too high!
Imagine when you take your little one into a freezing cold restaurant or the pediatrician’s office has a chilly waiting room. Honestly I carry a sweater for myself for these exact situations and I’m a grown up. Of course babies need layers to deal with freezing A/C! I think most new parents keep a hat with them just for those occasions so why not have it be an adorable knit hat?!
With all this in mind, I came up with these cute citrus hats knitting pattern as a fun, colorful, summery and gender neutral option. You can knit your citrus hat in orange, lemon yellow or lime green. You could even choose pink grapefruit!
Citrus Hats Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
(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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