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Knit Mini Hat Pattern

two knit mini hats - one yellow with yarn pom and one blue with fur pom

Knitting project description:

Have you ever thought of knitting a hat that is not designed to be used as a garment? If this question made you curious or slightly puzzled then this pattern is for you. At times, I just don’t feel like committing to some serious project or have several ongoing ones, so I’m trying to either alternate between projects or knit something simple and fun. Today I’d like to share mini hat knitting pattern that will take you literally minutes to make, but might turn into an awesome accessory for your kitchen, new cloth for your daughter’s doll, be used as a decoration to another project or a keychain, or anything else you might think of. My mini hat got a magnet and is hanging on the fridge now. Let me know about your projects by posting photos on Instagram tagged #minihat #chknitting #chknitting_minihat.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 4 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 2.5 mm (US 2);

<> Gazzal (baby wool) Medium 40% Lana Merino, 20% Cashmere Pa, 40% acrylic. Teal blue and yellow colors: 50 grams -100 m per skein;

knit blue mini hat with fur pom

Mini hat size:

Length 6 cm, width 5 cm

Gauge:   19 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

Cast on 20 stitches and distribute them among 3 DPN.  I use 3 DPN instead of 4 due to the small number of the cast-on stitches. Join to knit in the round.

knit blue mini hat with fur pom and decor bunny

Knit mini hat pattern

Round 1-4: knit ribbing part –  k1, p1;

Round 5-10:  knit in stockinette stitch;

Round 11: [k2tog, k3] – repeat 4 times;

Round 12: [k2tog, k2] – repeat 4 times;

knitting the ribbing of yellow mini hat
knitting body of yellow mini hat
finished yellow knit mini hat
blue and yellow knit mini hats

You can use different colors to knit this hat. Teal blue hat was simply embroidered with white stitches after finishing the hat.

Cut yarn and thread end through the remaining stitches. Weave in ends.

Now choose what kind of pom would you like to make. I am sure you know how to make a tiny yarn pom pom with a help of simple dinner fork. At the end my teal blue pom pom was about 3.5 cm in diameter.

making mini yarn pom pom - step one
making mini yarn pom pom - step two
knit yellow mini hat with blue yarn pom pom
knit blue mini hat with fur pom pom

blue knit mini hat with an owl

cup decorated with knit mini hat

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Mary Boyd 7th August 2017 at 16:16

Thank you for the lovely mini harps tern. I am wondering if you have any instructions as to how to make the mini hats into key chains Thank you.

editor 6th November 2017 at 11:23

Hi Mary. I just simply attached a metal chain. that’s all

Copper Vyxen 2nd September 2018 at 05:14

This is awesome! So cute and a fun little pattern. Could this hypothetically be use for a hat for a small animal? Thanks!

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 12th September 2018 at 00:56

Yeah. for hamster 🙂

Cindy 23rd October 2019 at 17:49

I love this miniature hat pattern but I changed it to flat knitting.

Knitting Guru 24th October 2019 at 22:45

Thank you Cindy. Would be interesting if you share it here for other knitters 🙂 Thank you

Faye 11th November 2023 at 13:43

Would make cute ornaments for x-mas tree, as gifts!


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