This simple but fun Dot to Dot hat knitting pattern is a perfect pattern to show off your favorite yarn, it makes a wonderful baby shower gift too!
My new Dot to Dot Hat knitting pattern is one of those great simple patterns that I always look for and then fail to find.
Well, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Part of my Back to Basics pattern series, this hat is so easy to knit! A simple staggered pattern of knit and purl stitches are super easy to execute but provide texture and make this hat special.
Seriously, this hat is barely one notch above the Easy Baby Hat on the difficulty scale. This is a great pattern for beginners and it really shows off whatever beautiful yarn you choose to make it with!
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 for just a few dollars, you can choose to purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is nicely formatted and easy to print. Besides being easy to print, the PDF pattern also contains MORE SIZES with instructions for additional sizing including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! Thank you for supporting Little Red Window!
Dot to Dot Hat Knitting Pattern
Dot to Dot Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List
Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
Dot to Dot Baby Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions
(12 mo. size, see PDF for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months and 2T+)
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.
Round 1: (k3, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 2 & 3: knit all stitches
Round 4: (k1, p1, k2) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 5 & 6: knit all stitches
Repeat rounds 1-6 until the hat is 5 inches long. Start the decrease after a round 1.
Distribute your stitches between 3 double pointed needles and knit with the 4th or use the magic loop method.
Round 1: knit all stitches
Round 2: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 3: (k1, p1, k3, p1, k1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4: knit all stitches
Round 5: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: (k3, p1, k2) repeat to the end of the round
Round 7: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: knit all stitches
Round 9: (k1, p1, k3) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 11: knit all stitches
Round 12: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 13: knit all stitches
Round 14: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 15: k2tog all stitches
Cut yarn and pull through loops to close, weave in all ends.
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