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Cable Knit Baby Hat with Ear Flaps Pattern

cable knit baby hat with ear flaps pattern

cable knit baby hat with ear flaps pattern

This time I decided to dedicate some time to a baby knitting topic and present you a cute newborn baby hat with ear flaps. I hope you will like it as much as me :). I’m also sure that your kid, niece or nephew will be feeling warm and comfortable in it, and, of course, will be looking great. There are plenty of knitting patterns for babies, but not that many for newborns, so if you are one of the happy mothers, aunts or grandmas, then this one is well-worth pattern to consider. First of all, it’s not too difficult to make if you know how to knit cables. Secondly, due to its small size it shouldn’t take much time to finish it, even one evening might be enough. Ok, less words – more actions, let’s do it!

Attention: please note that this hat was made for a photo session and cords are knitted for design purpose only. Therefore, don’t tie them underneath baby’s head or finish your item without cords! 

Cable knit baby hat size:

Size: 0-12 months

Gauge: 15 stitches = 4 inches

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

p2tog – purl two together

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

selvage stitch  Always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch

cable knit baby hat without ear flaps

Note for knitters:

Knit with three strands of yarn at once.

Cable 3 Back (C3B): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of work, 3k from the left hand needle, 3k from the extra needle.

knit cable 3 back (C3B) stitch - step one
knit cable 3 back (C3B) stitch - step two
knit cable 3 back (C3B) stitch - step three

Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of work, 3k from the left hand needle, 3k from the extra needle.

knit cable 3 front (C3F) stitch - step one
knit cable 3 front (C3F) stitch - step two
knit cable 3 front (C3F) stitch - step three

Knitting materials and tools:

<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 4.5 mm (US 7) for ribbing part. Circular needles 5 mm (US 8) for main part;

<> Yarn – Alize baby wool – 40% wool, 40% acrylic, 20% bamboo. 50 grams = 175 m. (192 yds.). Yarn color – light blue, quantity needed – 2 balls.

<> Tapestry needle

<> Hook 3.5 mm (US E/4)

Cable knit baby hat pattern with ear flaps

Ribbing of the cable knit baby hat with ear flaps:

With smaller needles cast on 76 stitches for the beanie. I would suggest to use a bulky yarn, but, unfortunately, I didn’t have it. That’s why I’ve decided to knit in 3 strands of yarn at once. Place the marker for beginning of the round if you are using circular needles.

Round 1: Rib in 2 by 2 *knit 2, purl 2* keep repeating this way 4-5 rounds until length of the ribbing reaches 1.5 cm from the edge.

ribbing of cable knit baby hat with ear flaps

Body of the cable knit baby hat with ear flaps:

Round 1: 2p, 6k, 4p, 6k, 4p, 6k, 4p, 12k, 4p, 6k, 4p, 6k, 4p, 6k, 2p.

Repeat Round 1 – four more time.

Round 6: 2p, C3B, 4p, C3B, 4p, C3B, 4p, C3B, C3F, 4p, C3F, 4p, C3F, 4p, C3F, 2p.

Repeat Rounds 1-6 three (four) more times. Finish with Round 4.

body of cable knit baby hat with ear flaps

Using tapestry needle and horizontal invisible seam method sew the hat from the top.

horizontal invisible seam of cable knit baby hat

You can let it stay in the rectangular form as well, if you like.

What I decided to do is to make ears of bear. Simply, wind the yarn around the top corners as it’s been shown on the picture.

knitting ear of baby cable hat with ear flaps

Next step is figuring out the place and the number of stitches for earflaps.

I’ve used my old method that is usually working. Divide the total number of stitches (76) into 5 parts. 2/5 – for front part, 1/5 for back part, 1/5 and 1/5 for each earflap.

According to my calculations, the number of stitches that I need to use for the earflap is 76/5 = ~ 15 stitches. I took 12 stitches as I wanted earflaps look smaller.

With a wrong side facing and double pointed knitting needle pick up 12 (15) stitches.

Row 1-2: selvage stitch, purl till the last st, selvage st.

Row 3: selvage st, p2tog, purl till the last 3 stitches, p2tog, selvage st.

Row 4: selvage stitch, purl till the last st, selvage st.

Repeat Rounds 3-4 until you have 3 stitches on the needle. Bind off.

knit ear flap for baby hat with cables - step one
knit ear flap for baby hat with cables - step two
knit ear flap for baby hat with cables - step three
knit ear flap for baby hat with cables - step four

knit ear flap for baby hat with cables - step six

Do not cut the yarn. Now we are going to crochet cords. Chain 20. Back with sc (or hdc). Weave in ends.

Repeat same steps for the second earflap.

Voila, baby hat is ready!

You can also add some last touches by sewing funny buttons, making bear’s eyes and smiley mouth or anything else to personalize your masterpiece. Use your creativity and taste to improve this baby hat knitting pattern with earflaps. Check out also my other baby hat knitting pattern in the gradient color and with earflaps.

In case you need some clarifications or more knitting instructions – feel free to live a comment below or send me personal message via contact form.

Baci baci,

Ann

 

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10 comments
Renee Thanig 15th June 2016 at 20:20

What is the gauge for this pattern

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annanitato_175 17th June 2016 at 18:18

hello, the gauge is about 20 stitches = 4 inches. A bit hard to say as I was knitting in 3 strands of yarn at once.

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Misty 4th August 2016 at 17:53

Is the last set of instructions on round 6 “c4F” correct. This is my first project and following these instructions my cabeling is off..,

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annanitato_175 7th August 2016 at 19:22

Hey, its C3F, just misprint.
Sorry for the confusion.

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Jemmajm 26th September 2016 at 03:11

Hi if you wanted to make a bigger hat in this style say 12-24 months can you still use this knitting pattern\\\\\\\/ I’m looking for a hat for my mother in law to knit our son, in this sort of style with longer earflaps and pom poms for ears. How could I get hold of this pattern in the right size for her please?

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annanitato_175 26th September 2016 at 08:08

hey, of course you can use this pattern.
I dont know head circumference of your son, but you can add extra stitches between cables or make cables bigger (not 6 but 8 stitches). I am sure it will work.

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Meg 23rd August 2018 at 15:35

The gauge for this pattern is somewhat confusing. Says fingering weight at 20st 4 in. But then in the pattern it suggests a bulky yarn or putting multiple strands together. I have a slightly thicker yarn and was knitting swatches with smaller needles to obtain the gauge, but I feel like the information is conflicting. Help.

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Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 24th August 2018 at 00:59

Hi Meg, yes you are right, the gauge was 15-16 stitches in 4 in.

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Melissa Furlong 1st February 2019 at 14:10

Love the hat! Where can we get the pattern for the matching baby sweater?

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Knitting Guru 2nd February 2019 at 11:19

Hi, than you. I have never post matching sweater but I can suggest you baby romper that will be perfect match for this hat https://crazyhands.net/bear-baby-knit-romper-pattern/

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