Knit up this fun ribbed folded brim baby hat in bright pastel sherbet colors for your little sweetie!
A while back I tried out some new yarn and spoiler alert, I loved it! Sometimes it’s hard to see if colors are realistic online but when this box arrived I was really happy with them!
I grabbed these four colors and immediately thought of Sherbet and decided I wanted to do a colorblocked sherbet inspired baby hat knitting pattern!
This combo of lavender, light teal, bubblegum pink and peach in a baby hat just makes me smile. Besides sherbet, it kind of reminds me of something unicorn-y and just happy. Let’s face it, we all need happy right now, don’t we? I kinda want to design an entire room in these colors. Wouldn’t that be so cute for a baby or little kid’s room??
I also love a folded brim hat, it’s super easy to knit but adds a little interest AND it makes the baby hat warmer which is always nice. I like to tack my brim up with a tiny stitch or two to make sure it stays folded and doesn’t flip down over baby’s eyes.
I also love a ribbed hat because it’s super easy and SUPER stretchy. Honestly, don’t be alarmed when you’re knitting that the hat looks really small. I promise, when you put it on it will fit just like any other baby hat knitting pattern! Want to knit your own yet?
Easy Sherbet Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List
Gauge: 24 stitches and 7 rows= 4 inches
- Worsted weight yarn in 4 sherbet colors
- 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!)
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Easy Sherbet Baby Hat Knitting Knitting
Size 12 months (see optional pdf upgrade for additional sizes!)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with color 1.
Join to knit in the round and k2, p2 in a rib stitch for 22 rounds, this will be the folded brim.
Switch to color 2 and continue the rib stitch for 11 rounds.
Then switch to color 3 and continue the rib stitch for 11 more rounds.
Finally switch to color 4 and begin the decrease.
Decrease (divide your stitches between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: (k2, p2, k2, p2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: (k2, p2, k2, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 3: (k2, p2, k2tog, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 4:(k2, p2, k1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 5: (k2, p2tog, k1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 6: (k2, p1 k1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 7: (k2tog, p1, k1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: (k1, p1) repeat to the end of the round
Round 9: (k1, p1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 11: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
Fold the brim up until the first color is doubled. If it doesn’t stay folded after blocking, you can tack it with a few small stitches around the brim.
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