Fun little pink flamingo hat knitting pattern for your newborn, baby or toddler!
I mean, really, does it cuter than a pink flamingo hat?! Baby V is at that age where she’s talking a ton but she still says things in adorable way and mostly I’m the only one who understands her. I love that stage. I can’t tell you how many times a day I laugh at something she says. Yesterday it was, “I turning kid. NOT a baby!” Ha! And she loves all animals. The other day she was wearing a pink flamingo t-shirt that someone brought her back as a souvenir from Florida and so she learned how to say, “‘amingo!” So darn, cute!
If only I could have gotten her to stand on one leg for these photos…
Does that look like the face of a toddler willing to stand on one leg for photos? Yeah, not going to happen, Mom. You’re lucky I’m sitting here playing with your camera lens cap at all.
Anyway, it seemed like a pink flamingo hat knitting pattern was in order. You know, the other day I read one of those clickbait-y “Facts you won’t believe!” articles and learned that are apparently more pink plastic lawn flamingos in the world than actual real bird flamingos. By a lot. This cute flamingo hat won’t really even the score, but it sure is fun!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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Pink Flamingo Hat Knitting Pattern
(12 mo. size, see PDF for additional sizes)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.
Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches
Pink Flamingo Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List:
- Worsted weight yarn in bright pink, white 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!)
Pink Flamingo Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions:
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the flamingo pink color. Join to knit in the round and knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches in a rib stitch for 10 rounds. Then switch to the red yarn and knit all rounds until the hat is 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.
To make the beak:
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 10 stitches with white yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the beak to the hat.
Row 1 -10: knit all odd rows, purl all even rows
Purl all remaining even rows unless otherwise noted
Row 11: k8, k2tog
Row 13: Switch to black yarn and kfb, k6, k2tog
Row 15: kfb, k6, k2tog
Row 17: kfb, k5, k3tog
Cast off, cut yarn and pull through loop to close. Use the tails to stitch the beak to the hat.
To assemble the hat:
Finally take a length of pink yarn on your needle, knot it inside the top of the hat and sew three little loops for the hair, knot between each one to anchor the loops. Knot again on the inside and weave in all ends.
And that’s it! If you want a super easy to print pdf baby pink flamingo hat pattern that includes sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+:
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