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Newborn Baby Flat Knit Beanie Pattern

newborn baby flat knit beanie pattern

newborn baby flat knit beanie pattern

Knitting materials and tools:

<> 16” Circular Knitting Needles or straight needles 4 mm (US6/UK8)

<> Lanoso Bebe Masal (4) –100% acrylic, 180 meter per 100 grams skein. Color of your choice.

Flat knit baby beanie size:

Gauge: 16 sts – 4 inches (10 cm) – in stockinette

Newborn – 36-38 cm

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

st(s) – stitch(es)

WS – wrong side

k2tog – knit two together

k3tog – knit three together: slip the first stitch to the right-hand needle, k2tog, slip first stitch over the second one.

p2tog – purl two together

yo – yarn over. Lay the working yarn over the right needle from front to back.

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

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.

Flat knit beanie for a newborn baby

Knitting the ribbing of the newborn baby beanie

Using 4 mm knitting needles, cast on 54 stitches.

Row 1-6: sel s, [k1, p1] – repeat till the end of row, sel s, turn.

ocean blue newborn baby flat knit beanie with white yarn pom pom

Knitting the body of the newborn baby beanie

The stitch pattern that I am going to use after must be multiple of 4 sts, plus 3 extra stitches, plus 2 selvage stitches. That is why in the next row we will decrease 1 stitch to get in total 53 stitches.

Row 7(WS): sel s, p2tog, p2, k1 *p3, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p3, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, *p1, insert the needle between next two stitches and draw up a loop, yo, k1, p2 – repeat from * till the end, p1, insert the needle between next two stitches and draw up a loop, yo, k1, p1, sel s.

Row 9 (WS): sel s, *k1, p3, k2 – repeat from * till the end, k1, p3, k1, sel s.

Row 10: sel s, *k2tog, k1, skpo, p1 – k2 – repeat from * till the end, k2tog, k1, skpo, sel s

Row 11(WS): sel s, *p3, k1 – repeat from * till the end, p3, sel s.

Row 12: sel s, *p1, insert the needle between next two stitches and draw up a loop, yo, k1, p2 – repeat from * till the end, p1, insert the needle between next two stitches and draw up a loop, yo, k1, p1, sel s.

Row 13 (WS): sel s, *k1, p3, k2 – repeat from * till the end, k1, p3, k1, sel s.

Row 14: sel s, *k2tog, k1, skpo, p1 – k2 – repeat from * till the end, k2tog, k1, skpo, sel s

Repeat Rows 11-14 until hat reaches 13 cm.

Shaping the crown of the newborn baby beanie:

Row 1: sel s, [k3, k2tog] – repeat till the end of row, k1, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, [k2, k2tog] – repeat till the end of row. P2tog last 2 stitches.

Row 4: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 5: sel s, [k2tog] – repeat till the end of row, sel s.

Row 6: sel s, [k2tog] – repeat till the end of row. P2tog last 2 stitches.

Cut the yarn leaving 20-25 cm tail. Use yarn or tapestry needle seam the hat. Check video tutorial for more instructions.

newborn baby flat knit beanie made on two needles

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