This sock yarn hat knitting pattern is a perfect way to show off some gorgeous sock or fingering weight yarn. It makes a beautiful lightweight hat for your newborn, baby or toddler and is a quick and easy knit!
So this adorable sock yarn hat knitting pattern came about because I have a shameful secret. Or maybe it’s not shameful, really, does anyone care? But here it is…I have never knit a sock. I know! I’ve knit mittens, and fingerless gloves and sweaters and even baby booties which are sort of like socks. But never an actual sock.
So of course, whenever I go yarn shopping, I totally drool over the sock yarn because it’s always so gorgeous. But I never buy it because that thin yarn just isn’t practical. I’m not going to lie, it takes longer to knit up, right? (This pretty yarn that looks like peaches and cream ice cream is Fresh from the Cauldron in the color Falcor, it’s soooo beautiful in real life)
Anyway, I thought that some of you might be like me and want to use some gorgeous fingering/sock weight yarn but not for socks. So I experimented and came up with a simple sock yarn hat knitting pattern for babies and toddlers.
The result is a lovely lightweight hat and the pattern is really simple to show off whatever beautiful yarn you choose. Enjoy!
Sock Yarn Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 28 stitches = 4 inches
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Sock Yarn Hat Knitting Pattern
(12 mo. size, see PDF for other sizes)
Gauge: 28 st. = 4 inches
Sock Yarn Hat Supply List:
- One skein sock or fingering weight yarn (I used Fresh from the Cauldron sock yarn in Falcor)
- US 2 16″ circular knitting needles
- US double pointed needles
- Yarn needle
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
Sock Yarn Hat Instructions:
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 104 stitches onto your circular needles with the tan yarn. Join to knit in the round and knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches in a rib stitch for one inch. Then knit all rows 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: Knit all stitches
Round 4: (k5, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 5: Knit all stitches
Round 6: Knit all stitches
Round 7: (k4, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 8: Knit all stitches
Round 9: Knit all stitches
Round 10: (k3, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 11: Knit all stitches
Round 12: Knit all stitches
Round 13: (k2, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 14: Knit all stitches
Round 15: Knit all stitches
Round 16: (k1, k2tog) repeat to the end of the round
Round 17: k2tog repeat to the end of the round
Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.
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