Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern

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(Last Updated On: November 10, 2017)

Dress your little one up in adorable Thanksgiving Turkey hat with my new knitting pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers!

Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

You guys! Baby V has a Thanksgiving Turkey Hat! What’s more perfect to wear in November for Thanksgiving?! Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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!)

Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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!

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Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern Supply List

(12 mo. size, see PDF for additional sizes)

Gauge: 20 st. = 4 inches

Worsted weight yarn in brown, red and orange

US 7 16″ circular knitting needles

US 7 double pointed needles

US 7 straight needles 

Yarn needle

(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)

Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern Instructions

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.

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.

Feathers (make7):

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:

Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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.

Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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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Thanksgiving Turkey Hat Knitting Pattern for newborns, babies and toddlers! | littleredwindow.com

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