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Baby Knit Pixie Hat Pattern

knit newborn baby pixie hat shot on the doll - side view

knit newborn baby pixie hat shot on the doll - side view

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

    • Knitting needles in size, US 6/ UK 8 (4 mm) for the ribbing part and US 4 (3.5 mm) for ties.
    • Caron, Simply Soft (4) – 100% acrylic.
    • Weight Category – Medium worsted or Aran. Quantity – less than 1 ball. If you have difficulty to find aforementioned brand of yarn, use something else that will have about 180 m (190 yards) per 100 grams skein.
    • Stitch markers

Knit pixie hat size:

<> Age: 0-3 months

<> Number of stitches: 68

<> Gauge: 20-21 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

knit newborn baby pixie hat on the mannequin doll

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

pm – place marker

k2tog – knit two together (though the front loop)

k2togb – knit two together through the back loop

k3togb – knit three together through the back loop

p2tog – purl two together

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

RHN – right hand needle

LHN – left hand needle

Knitting pattern of the pixie hat

Knitting the body of pixie hat:

Using 4 mm knitting needles cast on 68 stitches.

Row 1: sel s, [k2, p2] – repeat till the end of the row, k2, sel s, turn.

Row 2: sel s, [p2, k2] – repeat till the end of the row, p2, sel s, turn.

Row 3: repeat Row 1.

Row 4: repeat Row 2.

Row 5: sel s, k6, [p2, k2] – repeat until you have 7 stitches on the needle, k6, sel s.

Row 6: sel s, p6, [k2, p2] – repeat until you have 7 sts on your needle, p6, sel s.

Row 7: repeat Row 5.

Row 8: sel s, k8, [p2, k2] – repeat until you have 9 stitches on the needle, k8, sel s.

Row 9: sel s, p8, [k2, p2] – repeat until you have 9 sts on your needle, p8, sel s.

Row 10: repeat Row 8.

Row 11: sel s, k10, [p2, k2] – repeat until you have 11 stitches on the needle, k10, sel s.

Row 12: sel s, p10, [k2, p2] – repeat until you have 11 sts on your needle, p10, sel s.

Row 13: repeat Row 11.

Row 14: sel s, k12, [p2, k2] – repeat until you have 13 stitches on the needle, k12, sel s.

Row 15: sel s, p12, [k2, p2] – repeat until you have 13 sts on your needle, p12, sel s.

Row 16: repeat Row 14.

Row 17: sel s, k14, [p2, k2] – repeat until you have 15 stitches on the needle, k14, sel s.

Row 18: sel s, p14, [k2, p2] – repeat until you have 15 sts on your needle, p14, sel s.

Row 19: repeat Row 17.

Go on knitting in this manner, when every 3 rows you knit two more stitches on the right side and on the left side. Knit until you have 10 stitches of the ribbing in the center (p2, k2, p2, k2, p2). Place stitch markers between those 10 sts.

After that knit one more row – knit all knit stitches and purl all purl stitches. Turn the hat.

knit newborn baby pixie hat made with white yarn

Sewing edges of the knit pixie hat:

Cut the working yarn. Slip all stitches to the first stitch marker 29.

Attach the working yarn

Row 1: p2, k2, p2, k2, p1, p2tog (remove the stitch marker)

Row 2: sel s, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, k2togb (remove the stitch marker)

Row 3: sel s, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, p2tog

Row 4: sel s, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, k2togb

Row 5: Repeat Row 3

Row 6: Repeat Row 4

Go on repeating Rows 3 and 4 until you have central 10 sts on your needle.

Cut the working yarn. Place the hat in a way the back part is facing you and the pointed crown looking down.

Pick up stitches (without working yanr) along the left edge through the front loops only. Turn the hat and pick up loops on the other side through the back loops only. Put aside the hat and start knitting first tie.

Using DPN 3.5 mm cast on 3 stitches and knit an i-cord. Slide all stitches to the other end of the needle. Working yarn from the left side. K3. Slide stitches again to the other end and repeat previous steps. Knit until the length of the cord reaches at least 17 cm. Do not cat the yarn it will be our working yarn for the hat now.

When the tie is ready, place the hat again in a way the back part is facing you and the pointed crown looking down, slip 3 sts from the DPN to circular needle.

[K2, k2togb, return 3 sts from the RHN to the LHN] – repeat until you reach central 10sts, [K2, k3togb, return 3 sts from the RHN to the LHN] – repeat 6 times, [K2, k2togb, return 3 sts from the RHN to the LHN] – repeat until you have 3 sts on your needle and then knit another tie for 17 cm. At the end [k2tog, k1], slide stitches again, k2tog.

Cut the yarn, weave in ends.

knit newborn baby pixie hat shot on the doll - back side view

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2 comments
Mary 29th March 2022 at 13:07

How do I make a larger size? 6-9 months

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Knitting Guru 3rd April 2022 at 22:24 Reply

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