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Spring children’s knitted hat pattern

Spring children's knitted hat pattern

children's knitted hat pattern with crochet flower

Knitted beanie for kids

Even when the winter is over, it’s still cold and damp outside. That’s why I would like to share with you this easy children's knit hat pattern. This time I decided to do a mixed pattern using not only needles, but also a hook.

This knit hat is for babies of 5-12 months, but can also be easily adjusted to more adult kids.

I have spent just one evening to knit the hat and crochet a flower. So get ready and start knitting a hat!

Child's knit hat size: 

Gauge: 19 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

k – knit

p - purl

k2tog – knit two together

dc – double crochet stitch

sc – single crochet stitch

sl st – slip stitch

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 3.5 mm. You can choose circular needles as well;

<> Yarn - Alpacana Lanoso 35% wool, 40% acrylic, 25% alpaca. White color – for hat. (0.5 skein);

<> Hook – 3 mm;

<> Jeans YarnArt 55% cotton, 45% acrylic. Pink color – for flower.

Ribbing of the knitted hat:

Begin at bottom edge. Cast on 68 stitches for the hat. Any cast on method you know can be used here.

Ribbing of the children's knitted hat

Round 1: Begin with rib 2 by 2 *knit 2, purl 2* keep repeating till the end of round. Repeat Round 1 until piece will be 4-4.5 cm (measuring from the edge).

half-knit child's hat with a body length of 13-14 cm

Knitting the body of the hat:

Continue knitting in stockinette stitch until the piece measure 13-14 cm from the edge. From this point we start decreasing the hat.

If you are using circular needles, divide all your stitches in 4 and place markets. In case you are using double pointed needles as I am, we are going to decrease from the beginning and at the end of each needle.

Round 1: *k2tog, 13k, k2tog, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 2: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 3: *k2tog, 11k, k2tog, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 4: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 5: *k2tog, 9k, k2tog, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 6: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 7: *k2tog, 7k, k2tog, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 8: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 9: *k2tog, 5k, k2tog, repeat from* to end of round.

Rounds of decrease for chidren's knit hat

Round 10: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 11: *k2tog, 3k, k2tog, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 12: knit in stockinette stitch.

Round 13: *k2tog, 1k, k2tog, repeat from* to end of round.

Round 14: knit in stockinette stitch. 

finished chidlren's knit hat of white color

Cut yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Use hook or tapestry needle to pull yarn tail through the last remaining stitches. Pull tight to close the hole. Hide the tail inside of the hat and weave it in into the back side of our stitches.

The hat is ready.

Now let’s crochet triple layer petals flower.

My idea was to make a massive flower that’s why I decided to crochet with 2 strands of yarn at the same time. I didn’t have the second ball so I was using technique where you hold yarn that comes from the outside with the yarn that comes from the center.

I am using 3 mm hook.

central part of crochet flower for children's knitted beanie

Round 1: 16 sc into magic ring. Pull tight to get rid of the hole.

Round 2:  ch3 (count as dc), *ch2, skip next 2sc, dc, ch2, repeat from * to end of round, sl st with 3d st of ch3.

Round 3: *sc, 4dc, sc* all in 2 ch space – first petal. Repeat same pattern all way around until you get 7 petals.

crochet flower with 7 petals for chidren's knitted hat pattern

If you like the flower then you can stop at this point, but if you want more layers please continue crocheting following the pattern.

This round we are going to work behind 3d round.

Round 4: go underneath first spoke and make a sl st, ch 3, *go underneath the neхt spoke and make sc, ch3 – repeat from * all way around until you get 7 ch3 spaces. Slip stitch into beginning chain.

crochet the second layer of the flower with 7 petals for chidren's knitted hat pattern

crochet the third layer of the flower with 7 petals for chidren's knitted hat pattern

Round 5: *sc, 6dc, sc* all in 3 ch space – first petal. Repeat same pattern all way around until you get 7 petals. 

Round 6: go underneath first spoke and make a sl st, ch 4, *go underneath the neхt spoke and make sc, ch4 – repeat from * all the way around until you get 7 ch4 spaces. Slip stitch into beginning chain.

scheme of the crochet flower

Round 7: *sc, 8dc, sc* all in 4 ch space – first petal. Repeat same pattern all the way around until you get 7 petals. For those of you who likes the schemes here is one as well.

crochet flower for children's knit hat pattern and a skein of yarn

crochet flower for children's knit hat pattern

Three Layer Flower is ready. Sew the flower to the hat and decorate the center of the flower with resin rabbit or bear. If you have something other in your mind as a decoration – feel free to do so. If not, then you can choose some accessories at our shop here.

knit hat with three layer crochet flower

chidren's knitted hat with crochet pink flower

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10 comments

Nancy Manz 15th September 2016 at 22:30

I would like to make this hat for an 8 year old child. Please give me directions and tell me how many stitches to cast on for the Spring Children Knitted Beanie you show.

Thanks , Nancy

annanitato_175 15th September 2016 at 22:54

Hello Nancy,
Usually, head circumference for 8 year old is around 51-54 cm.
Using bulky yarn and 3.5 cm needles please cast on 92 stitches.
Let me know if the head circumference is smaller.

GABBY 4th December 2017 at 13:39

Hi I have no bulky wool, only normal. How many stitches to cast on for 8 year old girl hat in normal wool? Many thanks

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 4th December 2017 at 19:43

Hi Gabby. What do you mean by normal bulky. I have used bulky as well. 8 years old child has the same head circumference as an adult. So cast 80-86 stitches with 4 mm needles. But I can not guarantee it will definitely suit.

Cruz Swasey 1st April 2018 at 00:36

I would like to do this hat for a 4yr and 8yr old hpw many stiches do i need if using an size 8 needle or do i need a smaller needle

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 11th April 2018 at 19:26

Hi, sorry I can not help you until I know your gauge and head circumferences.

Jennyfer 29th November 2018 at 14:54

I would like to-do this for a 5 year old that is tall for her age (about 6 year old size.) Please advise how much to cast on with 3.5mm needles. Thanks!

Knitting Guru 29th November 2018 at 23:41

If you are going to use the same yarn then take 4 or 4.5 mm needles and follow the pattern. It will definitely suit child 5-6 yesrs

Jennyfer 30th November 2018 at 06:31

It won’t be the same yarn. Probably Caron Simply Soft.

Knitting Guru 1st December 2018 at 20:29

You have to check your gauge then. I think about 86-90 sts with 4 or 4.5 mm needles. But it is better to check the gauge

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