This adorable Valentine Tic Tac Toe Hat knitting pattern has an all-over pattern of X’s and O’s, it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and includes instructions for sizes from newborn to baby to toddler!
One of my very first fair isle or stranded knitting patterns was the Valentine Hugs & Kisses hat. I still love that one. And this year, I thought it would be fun to do an all-over X’s and O’s pattern and the Tic Tac Toe Hat knitting pattern was born!
O is actually really into playing tic tac toe, especially while we’re waiting at restaurants. And I remember loving playing it when I was a kid, do you? But as an adult, I’ve realized, as soon as your child is older than maybe 5 or 6 and understands the game, no one ever wins! Is it just too easy? Maybe we need to invent tic tac toe with more than 9 spaces?
Or, if you have any other ideas for quick games you can play like that with just a piece of paper (or placemat) and a writing utensil, let me know! I know the one where you make a grid of dots and take turns drawing lines to make squares, but I would love some other time-fillers like that!
Anyway, now I’ve gone and done the blogger-y thing that people hate where I was supposed to be talking about one thing and instead went on and on about something else. Oops! #sorrynotsorry
If you knit up a Valentine Tic Tac Toe Hat in some cute Valentine colors, please share it with me. I love seeing what colors you guys choose (and bonus points if you send me a pic with it ON a cute baby so I can get my baby fix).
Valentine Tic Tac Toe Hat Knitting Pattern
includes Sizes 0-3 months, 6 months, 12 months, 2T+
Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches
Valentine Tic Tac Toe Knitting Pattern Supply List:
- Worsted weight yarn in 2 Valentine’s Day colors
- 16″ US 7 circular 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!)
This cute pattern is available for sale only. (I have a ton of free pattern options here!) When you purchase this pattern, you’ll get an instant download PDF pattern in one nicely formatted easy-to-print page that includes written instructions and reference step by step photos which you can print (or not) depending on whether you need them. This pattern is available in my Etsy shop or on Ravelry where it will also be permanently stored in your Ravelry pattern library.