Dress your little one up in adorable Thanksgiving Turkey hat with my new knitting pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers!
You guys! Baby V has a Thanksgiving Turkey Hat! What’s more perfect to wear in November for Thanksgiving?!
This cute turkey hat knitting pattern was so fun to design! I rarely look at other hat designs but seriously, EVERY single turkey hat pattern (mostly crochet patterns) all look the same. Soooo boring. Big googly eyes and a goofy beak and wattle. I wanted to aim for a more sophisticated turkey hat. Is that a thing? Sophisticated turkey? So mine has pretty turkey feathers in fall colors but no goofy face. And I love it. It’s obviously a turkey but it’s my unique spin on a turkey hat. I hope you like it! (psst, it’s especially cool from the back!)
Gobble Gobble, who’s ready for Thanksgiving dinner?!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 you can purchase an upgraded PDF pattern that is ad-free and easy to print in just one or two nicely formatted pages. The PDF printable also contains instructions for additional sizes including 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months and 2T+! You can purchase the PDF patterns either via Etsy or Ravelry. There is a very small fee for the PDF version and this helps me keep Little Red Window running! Thank you so much for loving my patterns!
-The PDF is an optional upgrade, keep scrolling down for the free version-
Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List
(12 mo. size, see PDF for additional 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!)
Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern InstructionsThis 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.
Using long-tail cast on, cast on 72 stitches onto your circular needles with the brown yarn color. Join to knit in the round and knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch in a rib stitch for 4 rounds. Then knit all rounds 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.
Baby V is wearing a 12 month size and she has 1 brown feather, 4 orange feathers, and 2 red feathers. Please note that the PDF pattern contains instructions for different sized feathers for each hat size.
Using straight needles, cast on 60 stitches with a long tail cast on. Leave a long tail to stitch the feather to the hat.
Row 1: knit 26, k2tog 4 times, knit 26
Row 2: knit 24, k2tog 4 times, knit 24
Row 3: knit 22, k2tog 4 times, knit 22
Row 4: knit 20, k2tog 4 times, knit 20
Row 5: knit 18, k2tog 4 times, knit 18
Cast off and leave a long tail to stitch the feather together.
To assemble the feathers and the hat:
Lay the feather out like this:
Overlap one leg on top of the other and use the cast off tail to stitch the feather together as shown to give the feather a tapered end.
Once the feathers are sewn, it is a very good idea to block them to get rid of any wavy edges or curling. Finally, when they have been blocked, arrange them in a fan shape on the back of the hat, pin in place if necessary and use the long cast on tail from each feather to stitch it in place on the hat. Only stitch from the tapered base of the feather about halfway up, allowing the top of the feather to poke up above the crown of the hat.
And that’s it! Grab the PDF version for instructions for lots more sizes from newborn to toddler!
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