Knit up this easy and adorable sweet pea hat for your sweet newborn, baby or toddler!
This adorable little sweet pea hat is a perfect easy knit for your sweet pea. And seriously, if anyone has twins or triplets, how cute would they be in matching sweet pea hats?! Little peas in a pod! If you do that, please please please share a photo with me! Sweet pea hats for all the babies!
I love this pea hat in a nice bright pea green with cute little pea shoot tendril on top. Those curly icords sure are fun to knit and sooo much easier than you think. Seriously, they take like a couple minutes, tops. Whenever I knit curly icords, I have so much fun I want to start adding them to all my hats. (They’ve really only worked on the octopus hat or the grape hat, so far, but a girl can hope!)
Dress your little one in a green onesie or even better, a green swaddle and your little sweet pea hat and your cute little pea is all set in their cozy peapod!
Sweet Pea Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Sweet Pea Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List:
- Worsted weight yarn in pea green and darker grass green
- 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!)
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!
Sweet Pea Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions (12 month size):
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches with the pea green yarn onto your circular needles. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 4 rounds. Then knit all stitches until the hat is about 5 inches long.
Decrease (divide stitches between 3 double pointed needles and knit with the 4th):
Round 1: (k6, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 2: Knit all stitches
Round 3: (k5, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 4: Knit all stitches
Round 5 :(k4, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 6: Knit all stitches
Round 7: (k3, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 8: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 9: (k2, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 10: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 11: (k1, k2tog) and repeat to the end of the round.
Rounds 12-14: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 15: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round.
Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.
To make the curly Peashoot tendril:
Cast on 2 stitches on a double pointed needle, leaving a long cast on tail and knit the following rows as a icord (instead of turning at the end of the row, slide the stitches down to the other end of the needle and knit the next row)
Row 1: sl1, k1
Row 2: sl1, k1
Row 3: sl1, k1
Row 4: k2
Repeat rows 1-4 until your curly tendril is as long as you want it, then bind off, cut yarn and pull through loop to close, weave in that end. Use the long cast on tail to stitch the tendril securely to the hat.
If you want a super easy to print pdf pattern with instructions for the pea hat in all four sizes, click here!
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