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Two-Color Newborn Baby Cable Knit Hat Pattern

two-color baby cable knit hat pattern

two-color baby knit hat pattern

Recently I’ve had an inspiration to knit something cute for our lovely kids and I decided to focus on knitting a baby hat and thumbless baby mittens. Both pieces are designed for a newborn head & hands sizes. Knitted mittens are made without a thumb so that dressing and undressing goes smoothly. The hat is made on the circular needles using soft baby wool yarn. Choose your preferred combination of colors and enjoy the process as well as the end result :). Get your little one ready for a nice photo session with a knit set.  

Knitting materials and tools:

<> Circular Knitting Needles 3.25 mm (US 3/UK 10) for the ribbing part and 4 mm (US 6/UK 8) for the main part;

<> Gazzal (baby wool yarn) Medium 40% Lana Merino, 20% Cashmere Pa, 40% acrylic. Teal blue and yellow colors: 50 grams -100 m per skein – 0.5 ball – teal blue and 0.5 ball -yellow colors;

Baby cable knit hat size:

Newborn (0-3 months): 38-42 cm

Gauge: 20 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette

26 stitches = 4 inches in ribbing – not stretched

blue primrose two-color baby knit hat and baby knit mittens

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

inc – increase

Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of the work, k3 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle.

Newborn baby cable knit hat pattern

Knitting ribbing of baby cable hat

Using long tail cast on method, cast on 76 stiches with yellow color and 3.25 mm circular needles. (You may use Double Pointed Knitting Needles as well). Join to knit in the round. Rib k1, p1 until piece measures 3 cm or 1.2 inches.

knitting ribbing of the two-color cable baby hat

Knitting body of baby cable hat

In this round, we are going to increase to get in total 90 stitches. Change knitting needles from 3.25 to 4 mm and yellow yarn to teal blue one. You are free to knit one-color baby hat.

Earlier I was using increase from the previous round method but if there is a color change such method is inappropriate.

Another increase method:

Take working yarn, and twist it clockwise. Received loop put on the right needle. Pull working yarn.

knitting body of the two-color cable baby hat - step one
knitting body of the two-color cable baby hat - step two

Round 1: k2, inc, k6, inc, k2 inc, k8, inc, k6, inc, k2 inc, k6 inc, k8, inc, k6, inc, k2 inc, k8, inc, k6, inc, k2 inc, k6 inc, k6.

Round 2-4: *k6, p3 repeat from* to end of the round.

Round 5: *C3F, p3 repeat from* to end of the round.

Round 6-10: *k6, p3 repeat from* to end of the round.

Round 11: *C3F, p3 repeat from* to end of the round.

Repeat Rounds 6-11 two (three) more times. Knit Rounds 6-8 one more time and begin decreasing for top of hat.

knitting body of the two-color cable baby hat - step three
knitting body of the two-color cable baby hat - step four

Shaping the crown of cable knit baby hat

Round 1: *k5, k2tog (k1 and p1 stitches knit together), p2 repeat from* to end of the round.

Round 2: *k6, p2 repeat from* to end of the round.

Round 3: *Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of the work, k2tog, k1 from the left-hand needle, k2tog, k1 from the extra needle, p2 repeat from* to end of the round.

Round 4: *k4, p2 repeat from* to end of the round.

Round 5: *k3, k2tog, p1 repeat from* to end of the round.

knitting the crown of a two-color cable baby hat

Round 6: *k4, p1 repeat from* to end of the round.

Round 7: *2k2tog, p1 repeat from* to end of the round.

Round 8: *k2, p1 repeat from* to end of the round.

Round 9 (optional): *k2tog, p1 repeat from* to end of the round.

Cut yarn leaving long tail. Use hook to pull yarn tail through remaining stitches to close hole. Turn the hat inside out and weave in all ends.

two-color baby cable knit hat and baby knit mittens set

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7 comments
Karen Doyle 22nd November 2017 at 15:44

Where is the Baby Mitts Pattern>

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editor 23rd November 2017 at 00:31

Hi. I hope to post it during this week. Stay turned)

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Karen Doyle 22nd November 2017 at 15:46

Where is the Mitts pattern?

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Ann 6th December 2018 at 04:58

How would I knit this for an adult? The hat is beautiful.

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Knitting Guru 11th December 2018 at 23:21

Hi. Increase the number of cables according your gauge and head circumference. Let me know if it is clear

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Sherrie Thoren 22nd November 2021 at 19:10

Is this a sport weight yarn? I can’t find what you used for purchase or comparison.

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Knitting Guru 24th November 2021 at 10:30

hi, this one is DK. 100 meters per 50 grams ball

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