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Chunky Toddler Knit Hat with a Bow Pattern

violet chunky knit hat for toddlers with white bow

One of the thing I love about knitting, crochet and craft in general is that it often makes other people smile and say “wow, you did it yourself, really?” It’s an amazing feeling when my daughter likes a hat or a headband I made for her and asks to wear it even when at home. It doesn’t happen very often though, but when it does, it just makes my day. Today I’m sharing with you this awesome-looking pattern of mine – chunky knit hat with a bow for toddlers. Knit it, tweak it, and share it!

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> Double-pointed or circular knitting needles, size 8 (US 11/UK 0)

<> Chunky yarn – Lion Brand Wool, Ease Thick & Quick – 20% wool, 80% acrylic. Color of your choice. In total less than half of the skein.

front view of the chunky knit hat with a bow on toddler girl

Size of the chunky toddler knit hat:

Toddler (18 months +): 49-52 cm

Gauge: 10 stitches in = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over: Slip one stitch to the right needle knitwise, knit in the next stitch and drop this stitch off the left needle, insert the left needle into the slipped stitch, pass it over the knit stitch and it’s done

violet chunky toddler knit beanie without bow

Knit pattern of the chunky toddler hat with a bow

Body of the toddler’s hat:

Using long tail method cast on 44 stitches, place marker if needed and join to knit in the round. Rib k1, p1 for 6 rounds. Then Knit in Stockinette Stitch until hat measures 12 cm (4.5 inches).

close up shot of the ribbing knitted for chunky toddler's hat

Shaping crown of the toddler’s hat:

Round 1: [skpo, k7, k2tog] – repeat 4 times

Round 2: knit all stitches around

Round 3: [skpo, k5, k2tog] – repeat 4 times

Round 4: knit all stitches around

Round 5: [skpo, k3, k2tog] – repeat 4 times

Round 6: knit all stitches around

Round 7: [skpo, k1, k2tog] – repeat 4 times

Round 8: knit all stitches around

Round 9: k2tog around

Cut yarn leaving 10 cm tail. Thread it through remaining 6 stitches, pull tight to close the top. Weave in ends.

Now it is time to make a handmade bow. If you have some leftovers of yarn it is an excellent chance to get rid of them. Wind yarn around something with longer side measuring about 12-14 cm. Take it off and wrap the bow with the main yarn color in the middle. To be able to attach the bow to the hat don’t forget to leave two tails about 10 cm long. Make a knot at the back of the bow and fix the bow to the hat using two tails.

how to make a bow from the yarn. step one - gather a bunch of yarn in your hand
how to make a bow from the yarn. step two - split this bunch of the yarn in the middle

how to make a bow from the yarn. step two - use a piece of yarn to tighten bunch of yarn in the middle

baby girl wears a beanie made with super bulky violet yarn and decorated with white yarn bow
toddler gir wears chunky knit hat

super easy chunky hat for toddlers

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