Knit a sweet watermelon hat for your baby or toddler with this adorable summery knitting pattern!
So I know, watermelon is a summery food. And knit hats are a wintery thing. But you know what, I don’t know about where you live, but a lot of times, the air conditioning is out of control inside, especially in public places. Even in our house, where we keep the a/c at a reasonable level, our basement is freeeeeezing.
So when I take Baby V down to play while I exercise or O is busy, I actually have to bundle her up. I’d turn the a/c down (or up? less cold is what I mean…) but then our second floor becomes nine thousand degrees. Old houses, man!
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 Watermelon Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List
(12 month size, see PDF version for other sizes)
Gauge 20 st. = 4 inches
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
Sweet Watermelon Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the green yarn color. Join to knit in the round and k2, p2 in a rib stitch for 6 rounds. Switch to the white yarn and knit all stitches for 3 rounds. Then switch to the pink yarn for the rest of the hat.
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: (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 watermelon seeds:
Thread your needle with a long length of black yarn and pull it halfway through so that you are sewing with double thickness. Make small vertical stitches (about three rows high) all over the hat to make the seeds. Cut, knot and weave in yarn ends either as you go or when you’re finished. And that’s it! Enjoy your watermelon hat!
The PDF printable also contains instructions for sizes 0-3, 12 months and 2T+!
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