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Ocean Blue Knit Baby Hat Pattern

ocean blue baby knit hat with two black fur pom pom

ocean blue baby knit hat with two black fur pom pom

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.

ocean blue knit hat for babies with one large black fur pom

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

ocean blue baby knit beanie with two silver fox fur pom pom

Garter stitch baby knit hat pattern:

Ribbing of the baby knit 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:

knitting the ribbing of the ocean blue baby hat

Round 1: knit;

Round 2: purl.

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

finished ribbing of the baby hat

Shaping the crown of the knit baby hat

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 ocean blue baby knit hat

ocean blue baby knit hat and baby knit infinity scarf

baby wears an ocean blue knit hat and an infinity scarf

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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 🙂

Tania 26th February 2021 at 05:50


I would love to adapt this pattern for a teenage girl, any hints on how I might do that or do you have an adult version ? Thank you very much it’s adorable

Knitting Guru 26th February 2021 at 09:33

Hi Tania. It depends on what yarn you are going to use. 92-100 sts could be enough for the teen size but still everything depends on your gauge and yarn weight

Stella 28th June 2023 at 19:32

Hi, if I knit using magic loop method, I should purl all row after the ribbing, am I right? I notice you knitted in the round but why need to knit 1 row and purl 1 row unless you turn your work back and forth? Appreciate your comments, thanks.

Ann 4th July 2023 at 21:28

Hi Stella. The hat is knitted in garter stitch. If you want to knit this hat back and forth, then you will knit all your rows. If you knit in round, you will need to alternate knit and purl rows. Hope it helps you!


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