How to Knit a Really Easy Baby Hat
Knitting Pattern by B. Hooked Crochet, Copyright 2019.
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Gather Your Supplies
For this really easy knit baby hat we’ll use Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick yarn. It works up really fast and is easy to care for.
To make one hat, you’ll need only one cake of Mandala Thick & Quick.
If you choose to substitute yarn, I recommend you stay in the #6 super bulky category.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick, Turbine
- Baby (fits 15-16″) : 30 yards
- Toddler (fits 17-19″) : 40 yds
- Child (fits 19-21″) : 50 yds
- 9 mm (US 13) Circular Knitting Needle, 16″
- (4) 9 mm (US 13) Double Pointed Needles
- Darning Needle
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10 sts x 14 rows = 4″ worked in stockinette stitch
Check your gauge. Use any size needle to obtain gauge. This will make sure your hat will come out the right size and that you will have enough yarn to finish the project.
- Baby | 14.5″ diameter; 6.5″ long | fits 15-16″
- Toddler | 16.5″ diameter; 7.5″ long | fits 17-19″
- Child | 18.5″ diameter; 8.5″ long | fits 19-21″
For a list of all knitting abbreviations, check out my quick guide here:
This really easy knit baby hat is worked bottom up. You will use circular needles for most of the hat and switch to double pointed needles to knit the crown.
Instructions are provided in three different sizes. Refer to them as follows:
Baby (Toddler, Child)
How to Knit a Really Easy Baby Hat
This tutorial is also available in a left-handed version. Click the link below to be directed to the left-handed video on my YouTube channel.
Really Easy Knit Baby Hat Instructions
CO 36 (42, 45)
Rounds 1-5: K1 P1
For baby size:
Rounds 6-16: K all sts.
Round 17: K4, K2tog. (Divide stitches so you have 12 stitches on each of 3 double pointed needles as you knit this round)
Round 18: K3, K2tog.
Round 19: K2, K2tog.
Round 20: K, K2tog.
Round 21: K2tog.
For toddler size:
Rounds 6-20: K all sts
Round 21: K5, K2tog. (Divide stitches so you have 14 stitches on each of 3 double pointed needles as you knit this round)
Round 22: K4, K2tog.
Round 23: K3, K2tog.
Round 24: K2, K2tog.
Round 25: K, K2tog.
Round 26: K2tog.
For child size:
Rounds 6-22: K all sts
Round 23: K7, K2tog. (Divide stitches so you have 15 stitches on each of 3 double pointed needles as you knit this round)
Round 24: K6, K2tog.
Round 25: K5, K2tog.
Round 26: K4, K2tog.
Round 27: K3, K2tog.
Round 29: K2, K2tog.
Round 30: K, K2tog.
Round 31: K2tog.
Assembly (All Sizes)
Fasten off leaving an 8″ tail. Use a darning needle to thread the tail through the remaining stitches. Secure the opening and weave in the ends.
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