Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern

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(Last Updated On: November 15, 2017)

Knit up this adorably little  teddy bear hat with my newest knitting pattern!Brand new Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern with sizes for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

 

One of the very first knitting patterns I ever wrote down was my Baby Bear Hat which is just a simple baby hat with ears. It’s super cute and easy, but the more hats I design, the more I find there’s a lot of demand for different skill levels and you guys seem to loooove the animal hats with faces. I don’t want to redesign the original Baby Bear Hat because it’s adorable in its simplicity, but I thought a slightly more detailed bear hat is in order. And I’m so glad I made it because this little teddy bear hat is just so darn cute!  I like my animal faces on the serious side but if you want your teddy bear hat to be smiley, just turn the mouth up  a little! Scroll on down for the pattern! Brand new Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern with sizes for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern (12 mo. size, see PDF for additional 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: 20 st. = 4 inches

Worsted weight yarn in brown and charcoal

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!)

Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the yellow yarn color. Join to knit in the round and knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches in a rib stitch for 5 rounds.

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.

Ears (make 4):
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 8 stitches using the brown yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the ears together and to the hat.

Rows 1-6: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 7: k2tog, k4, skk

Row 8: purl all stitches

Row 9: k2tog, k2, ssk

Bind off, weave in that end.

Snout:
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 6 stitches using the brown yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the snout to the hat.

Row 1: kfb, kfb, k2, kfb, kfb

Purl all even rows unless otherwise noted

Row 3: kfb, k8, kfb

Row 5: kfb, k10, kfb

Row 7: kfb, k12, kfb

Rows 8 – 12: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 13: k2tog, k12, ssk

Row 15: k2tog, k10, ssk

Row 17: k2tog, k8, ssk

Row 19: k2tog, k2tog, k2, ssk, ssk

Bind off, weave in that end.
Nose:
Using double pointed needles as straight needles, cast on 6 stitches using the charcoal yarn. Leave a long tail to stitch the nose to the hat.

Row 1: kfb, k4, kfb

Rows 2-3: knit odd rows, purl even rows

Row 4: p2tog, p4, p2tog

Row 5: k2tog, k2, ssk

Bind off, weave in that end.

To assemble the ears:
Take two of the ear halves and put them right (knit) sides together and use one of the cast on tails to whipstitch them together along the sides and top, leaving the flat bottom cast-on edge open. Brand new Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern with sizes for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.comTurn the ears right side out.Brand new Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern with sizes for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Then use the remaining cast on tail to stitch each assembled ear securely to the top of the hat.

To make the face:
Use the long cast on tail from the snout to stitch it to the front center of the hat. Then use the long cast on tail from the nose to stitch it to the hat. Brand new Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern with sizes for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.comFinally thread a length of charcoal yarn on your yarn needle and use it to stitch three long stitches to make the mouth, as shown. Then make two short horizontal stitches for the eyes. Make sure those stitches are fairly loose so they don’t pull when the hat stretches.Brand new Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern with sizes for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Brand new Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern with sizes for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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Brand new Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern with sizes for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Brand new Teddy Bear Hat Knitting Pattern with sizes for babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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