This Cute Bow Baby Hat Knitting Pattern is free in one size and makes the perfect baby shower gift for any little one!
So recently I’ve been obsessed with making cute little knit bow baby hat after cute knit bow baby hat. They make for easy and super adorable gifts and I have had a bunch of friends recently have girls.
I first saw a baby bow hat 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 regularly in almost five years. And that bow baby hat 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.
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!
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 for just a few dollars, you can choose to purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is nicely formatted and easy to print. Besides being easy to print, the PDF pattern also contains MORE SIZES with instructions for additional sizing including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! Thank you for supporting Little Red Window!
Knit Bow Baby Hat
(size 12 months, see PDF version for other sizes!)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4″
Knit Bow Baby Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List:
- Worsted weight yarn in a main color and an accent color
- Circular 16-Inch Knitting Needles, Size 7
- 7-Inch Double pointed knitting needles, Size 7
- Yarn needle
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
Knit Bow Baby Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions:
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.
Cast on 14 stitches
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.
Now die of cute overload…
I used some sparkly silver yarn for this next one…
I’m pretty sure she likes her bow baby hat…
The PDF printable pattern also contains instructions for sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, and 2T+!
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