This classic easy folded brim hat knitting pattern is a quick and easy knit and will keep your newborn, baby or toddler nice and toasty warm!
How cute is this classic folded brim hat knitting pattern for baby?! Welcome to week 4 of my Back to Basics easy baby hat knitting pattern series. This hat is about as classic and versatile as it comes, a nice neat stockinette stitch beanie with a simple rib knit folded brim.
As you can imagine, Baby V has kind of a lot of hats. But she’s been wearing her easy folded brim hat on repeat all winter because it’s really warm and cozy and looks great with everything. I mean, this gorgeous purpley-red hand-dyed yarn doesn’t hurt anything either, but really, it’s just a great basic baby hat.
It takes a little bit longer to knit up than my original Easy Baby Hat, but the folded brim hat pattern looks adorable and it adds an extra layer of warmth over your little one’s ears. And where we live, in windy Chicago, that’s worth it!
I also like a folded brim because it gives you a little wiggle room as far as how long the hat will fit. As your little one grows, you can just fold up the brim a little less! It’s perfect!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!
-The PDF is an optional upgrade, keep scrolling down for the free version-
Easy Folded Brim Hat Knitting Pattern
(12 mo. size, see PDF for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months and 2T+)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.
Easy Folded Brim 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!)
Easy Folded Brim Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions
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 1 1/2 inches. Then knit all rounds until the hat is about 5 inches long (measure with the brim folded up).
Decrease (divide the stitches between 3 double pointed needles and knit with the 4th):
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 to the end of the round.
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 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
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: k2tog repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread on yarn needle, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.
And that’s it! If you want a super easy to print basic baby hat knitting pattern that includes sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+, click the button below!
If you liked this, you may also like some of my other posts…