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Ocean blue knitted baby hat pattern

Knitted baby hat pattern:

Delight yourself with a wonderfully styled knitted baby hat pattern. This is the first part of a set that includes a knit hat and an infinity scarf for babies. Devote some time to this knitting project and you will get an excellent knit set for your precious child. Ocean blue color of the knitted set makes it charming, but in no way limits you in the choice of your favorite color. Your your one will definitely wear it with pleasure again and again, so pick your needles and devote some hours to knitting a baby hat and an infinity scarf based on this free knitting pattern.

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 16" circular needle in size 5 mm (US 8). You can use Double Pointed Knitting Needles as well;

<> Alize baby wool – 40% wool, 40% acrylic, 20% bamboo. Light blue color: 50 grams = 175 m. (192 yds.);

<> Arctic fox fur pom pom, size - 9-10 or 11-12 cm.

Garter stitch baby knitted hat size: 

Size: 6-18 months. (this pattern will fit smaller or bigger sizes due to that fact that garter stitch has a lot of stretch, not only vertically but horizontally as well).

Gauge: 16 stitches = 4 inches

Note for knitters:

Knit with three strands of yarn at once.

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

p2tog – purl two together

Ribbing of the knitted baby hat:

On the circular needles cast on 56 stitches. Place marker and join in the round. Be careful not to twist stitches.

Start ribbing [k1, p1] until piece measures 4 cm.

Work in garter stitch:

Ribbing of baby knitted hat with a width of about 4 cm

Round 1: knit;

Round 2: purl.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 until hat measures 10-11 cm from the edge.

Half-knitted baby hat with a width of about 10-11 cm from the edge

Shape the crown of a knitted hat for babies

Switch to Double Pointed Knitting Needles if it is hard for you to decrease on circular needles.

Round 1: *k6, k2tog – repeat from * to the end;

Round 2: purl;

Round 3: knit;

Round 4: *p5, p2tog – repeat from * to the end;

Round 5: knit;

Round 6: purl;

Round 7: *k4, k2tog – repeat from * to the end;

Round 8: purl;

Round 9: knit;

Round 10: *p3, p2tog – repeat from * to the end;

Round 11: knit;

Round 12: purl;

Round 13: *k2, k2tog – repeat from * to the end;

Round 14: purl;

Round 15: knit;

Round 16: *p1, p2tog – repeat from * to the end;

Round 17: knit.

Leave 10 cm tail and break yarn. Draw yarn through remaining stitches. Knot securely. Weave in ends.

This time I tried to use 2 small pom poms to make a little bear look. What do you think? Look at my experiment with different sizes and types of poms.

After I finished this hat I was so excited and decided to match a knit hat with same pattern infinity scarf. Small pompom on the scarf was added as a matching decoration to the hat. I hope you enjoy knitting with me and make your kids ready for the chilling season.

Finished knitted baby hat

Knitted baby hat with black fur pom pom on the top and matching-style infinity scarf

little boy wearing knitted baby hat and infinity scarf

little boy is posing in the knit baby hat

little boy is posing in the ocean blue knitted baby hat

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Michelle Green 25th December 2016 at 19:28

You start with 56 stitiches, but you donot list in the instruictions for what size this hat is and also, how many stitches you are supposd to have along the way. Can you please clarifty?? Thanks Michlelle

annanitato_175 26th December 2016 at 22:00

Hi Michelle,
pattern says that this hat suits babies from 6 to 18 months (circumference 47-51 cm).
Also as you said I cast on 56 stitches and knit until row where I shape crown. It means I have always 56 stitches on my needles. If you still have any questions please ask me.

Connie 26th January 2017 at 22:33

I would like to know if the pom poms are fur or yarn.

Thank you,

annanitato_175 27th January 2017 at 00:01

Hi. The pom poms are made from real fur

Anne Camlin 6th December 2017 at 15:20

Hi there. I notice that you use 3 strands of yarn together but I’m not familiar with this yarn or what weight it is. Could you suggest an alternative- eg. would 3 strands of (UK weight) 4 ply do instead ? Or a DK (8ply) with a strand of 4 ply worked together?
Thanks for the pattern ☺️

Crazy Hands Knitting Editor 6th December 2017 at 16:43

Hi Anne. It doesn’t matter how many ply or how many strands of yarn you take. The most important to find yarn ( 1, 2 or 3 strands) that will give you gauge that I mentioned in the pattern. In this case 20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch. Let me know if it is more clear now.

Anne Camlin 6th December 2017 at 17:15

That’s great. Thanks for very prompt reply.

beth 25th April 2018 at 15:44

This is adorable!!!

Norma 6th February 2020 at 08:50

Great…thanks……do you have the pattern for the scarf?…would love it.

Knitting Guru 18th February 2020 at 03:38

Hi, yes. You can find matching knit garter stitch scarf here

Marilyn 31st March 2020 at 08:51

Hi can this hat be knit on straight needles and then joined if so do you have a pattern

Knitting Guru 31st March 2020 at 09:30

Hi. Yeah sure it can be done on straight needles, but unfortunately i dont have such pattern. You have to know how to knit garter stitch pattern back and forth. In this case after ribbing part you always knit all rows. Cast on desired number of stitches, add 2 more stitches as a selvage (later on use them to make a seam). Use my decreases and everywhere where you see p2tog, make k2tog. I hope it will help you to make a hat of your dream 🙂


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