Knit a sweet little Bow Baby Hat with this free pattern!
So recently I’ve been obsessed with making these cute little knit bow baby hats. They make for easy and super adorable gifts and I have had a bunch of friends recently have girls. I first saw them on pinterest linked to this post from Twenty Something Granny (which is an awesome blog name, by the way) but it doesn’t look like she’s blogged in almost three years. And her pattern is for a teeny tiny hat for a newborn and is knitted flat and I wanted to make a bigger version for baby V knit in the round. So I basically used my standard hat pattern in 3-6 month size and added a stripe and bow. Here’s my version, inspired by hers. Incidentally, while searching I found a ton of similar hats in crochet but very few knit, I wonder why that is? Oh and prepare yourself for waaay too many pics of Baby V. You know that saying that second children never have as many photos taken of them as first children? Yeah, that’s not going to happen here, lol!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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Worsted or sport weight yarn in a main color and an accent color
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the main yarn color. Join to knit in the round and knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches in a rib stitch for 5 rows.
Stay with main color and knit 2 rows.
Switch to accent yarn and knit 4 rows.
Switch back to main yarn and knit until the hat in about 5 inches long.
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
Rounds 12: Knit all stitches
Round 13: k2tog repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.
All rows: k all stitches for 7 or 9 rows
Cast off and weave in loose ends. Then, take a long piece of yarn and tie it around the middle of the knit rectangle like this:Trim the short end and then wrap the long end around and around the middle of the bow, neatly until the center is as big as you want it. Thread the long end on a yarn needle, turn your bow to the back and insert it through the wound yarn and knot to secure the end. Then, using that same long tail, use your yarn needle to securely stitch the bow to the front of the hat on the stripe. Make sure you attach it really well since this is an item for babies.
I used some sparkly silver yarn for this next one…
The PDF printable pattern also contains instructions for sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 2T+!
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