Sock Yarn Hat Knitting Pattern

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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!Sock Yarn Hat knitting pattern in sock or fingering weight yarn for your newborn, baby or toddler! | littleredwindow.com

 

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. The Sock Yarn Hat knitting pattern is a great way to show off your gorgeous sock or fingering weight yarn!

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)This easy knitting pattern uses sock weight (or fingering) yarn for this adorable baby and toddler hat!

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. Sometimes simple is best and the Sock Yarn Hat knitting pattern is a great easy baby hat knitting pattern using lightweight yarn!

The result is a lovely lightweight hat and the pattern is really simple to show off whatever beautiful yarn you choose. Enjoy!

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Sock Yarn Hat Knitting Pattern

(12 mo. size, see PDF for other 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: 28 st. = 4 inches

Sock Yarn Hat Supply List:

(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.This little one loves the Sock Yarn Hat knitting pattern, it's soft and pretty and lightweight!

 

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