This adorable kiwi hat knitting pattern is the perfect fruit hat pattern for your baby or toddler!
I think this kiwi hat knitting pattern turned out so cute. When I was a kid, my mom put kiwi in our lunches all the time. She’d give us each a half and a spoon to eat it with. And now as adult I’m realizing that maybe that wasn’t super common?
You’ll have to tell me, did you eat kiwi as a kid? It’s actually kind of genius for lunches because all you have to do is cut it in half and put it in a bag or container. There’s not a lot of prep work and I always thought it was fun to eat with a spoon.
I don’t buy it as often now as an adult though, I feel like kiwi fruit is sort of like avocado, it seems like it’s not quite ripe forever, then it’s perfectly ripe for a day and then it’s too ripe all of a sudden. I think, after writing this post I’m going to put some in my grocery cart this week though, just for fun! It sure is delicious!
Anyway, this adorable knitting pattern is super quick to knit and very cute. There are only two tiny little rows of colorwork so it’s super duper easy, I promise! Let’s get started knitting a kiwi hat!
Kiwi Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Kiwi Hat Knitting Supply List
- one skein each worsted weight yarn in brown, light green, medium green and black
- 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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Kiwi Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (12 month size)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with brown yarn. Join to knit in the round and purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, in a rib stitch for 5 rounds. Knit all stitches for 2 inches. Then switch to medium green yarn and knit all stitches until the hat is a total of 4 1/2inches long.
For the next rounds, when knitting with two colors at once, the color of yarn to be used for each stitch will be indicated by a letter after the stitch, for example k1B means knit one stitch with black yarn. (For a color chart, upgrade to the pdf pattern)
For this pattern:
G = medium green
Round 1: (k3G, k1B) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 2-3: knit all stitches G
Round 4: (k1G, k1B, k2G) repeat to the end of the round.
Decrease (divide your stitches between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop) and continue knitting with medium green yarn:
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 2: knit all stitches
Switch to light green yarn
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
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: knit all stitches
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 10: knit all stitches
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 12: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, thread through loops and pull to close. Weave in ends.
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