This easy striped baby hat knitting pattern can be customized in a million different ways for the newborn, baby or toddler in your life!
Hey there, I’m glad you’re here to check out my easy striped baby hat knitting pattern, it’s the third week of my back to basics series and this is a cute one! I love a good striped baby hat, because it can be customized endlessly just by choosing different colors!
For this sample easy baby hat knitting pattern, I went with a nice neutral light and dark warm gray (called Frost Gray and Pearl which are just lovely color names). And that makes a really adorable gender neutral hat. You could also go with shades of yellow or green if you’re making this easy hat pattern for a baby shower.
Know the gender of the little recipient? Then go with bright pink and light pink. Or light blue and dark teal..
Or hey, if you’re really into the Packers (I mean, I am from Wisconsin, after all, give me a break) make it in green and gold! OR even better, if your family is into a certain boy wizard and his magical wizarding world, you can knit this up in the house colors of your choice (let’s be honest, everyone chooses maroon and gold…) It even looks cute and stripey all the way up to the tippy top!
I think you get the point, the options are practically infinite and I hope that this simple striped baby hat will quickly become a go-to basic baby knitting pattern in your pattern library!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!
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Easy Striped Baby 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 Striped Baby Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List
Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches
- Worsted weight yarn in two colors (colors A & B)
- 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!)
Easy Striped Baby Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with color A. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 4 rounds. Switch to color B and knit all stitches for two rounds, then switch back to color A and knit two rounds. Continue on in this stripe pattern, two rounds in A, then two rounds in B, until the hat is about 5 inches long. Begin decrease after two rounds of color B.
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 with color A
Round 2: Knit all stitches with color A
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round with color B
Round 4: Knit all stitches with color B
Round 5: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round with color A
Round 6: Knit all stitches to the end of the round with color A
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round with color B
Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round with color B
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round with color A
Rounds 10: Knit all stitches with color A
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round with color B
Round 12: k2tog repeat to the end of the round with color B
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!
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