This delicious raspberry hat knitting pattern is the cutest baby fruit hat pattern out there! Includes step by step instructions in four sizes!
I think the gorgeous pink yarn I used to knit up my raspberry hat has got to be one of my favorite colors ever. It’s so pretty and bright and deep all at the same time. It’s literally the perfect raspberry pink. Raspberries are by far one of my favorite fruits, I can remember my parents picking them from a bush in the backyard at a house we lived in when I was young and they were so delicious warm from the sun. I have noticed that raspberries are available year round now and wow, they are pretty good even in winter. Maybe not the kind of thing to buy regularly, but it’s a nice treat!
Anyway, combine that insane color with this fun bubble stitch and you really have a cute raspberry hat! I think the bubble stitch is a blast to knit. It’s one of those stitches that’s really not too difficult (though I do have a video tutorial if you need it) but I love that when you’re knitting the bubble stitch, it kind of feels like you might be screwing something up and even after you knit it, it still doesn’t look quite right until you knit a few more rounds. It’s a fun surprise to see this bumpy bubble pattern take shape right before your eyes!
If you like knitting your raspberry hat, check out my bunch of grapes hat which is similar but with a cute curly vine, stem and grape leaf on top. I am pretty sure that once you try knitting a bubble stitch you won’t be able to get enough!
Tips & Tricks for Knitting a Raspberry Hat
- Watch my bubble stitch video to learn how to knit this stitch
- Use a stitch marker to keep track of how many rounds you have knit between bubble stitch rounds
- When knitting the bubble stitch, go slooooowly so you don’t accidentally unravel your stitch down too many rounds.
- If you DO drop a stitch too far down, check out my video on fixing a dropped knit stitch to fix it.
Sweet Raspberry Hat Knitting Pattern
(includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+)
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Sweet Raspberry Hat Supply List
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
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Sweet Raspberry Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions
(size 0-3 months)
KBS = Knit Bubble Stitch
Drop the first stitch off the left needle and unravel down 4 rows. Insert the right needle into the live stitch and behind the 4 unraveled rows and k1 stitch. This is one bubble stitch.
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 56 stitches onto your circular needles. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 4 rounds. Begin bubble stitch pattern:
Rounds 1-4: knit all stitches
Rounds 5: (k3, KBS) and repeat to the end of the round
Rounds 6-9: knit all stitches
Round 10: (k1, KBS, k2) and repeat to the end of the round.
Repeat rounds 1-10 until the hat is about 4 inches long, beginning the decrease after a round 10.
Decrease (divide your stitches between 3 double pointed needles or use magic loop):
Round 1: knit all stitches
Round 2: (k2tog, k6) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 3: Knit all stitches
Round 4: (k3, k2tog, k2) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 5: (k2, KBS) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 6: (k2tog, k4) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 7: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 8: (k2, k2tog, k1) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 9: Knit all stitches to the end of the round
Round 10: (k2tog, k2) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 11: (k2tog, k1) and repeat to the end of the round.
Round 12: k2tog and repeat to the end of the round.
Cut yarn, pull through loops and close. Weave in ends.
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