I’ve has some requests for the Baby Hat pattern I used for my Grandson’s hat in my previous post. It’s just a very simple basic hat. I tried to find a pattern that would work with the yarn I had, but was unsuccessful. You see, this is a bulky weight yarn and evidently an unheard of choice for a baby hat. Well unheard of for most people anyway. But I think it makes a super cute baby hat!
So I’ve worked out the pattern for myself and now I’d like to share it with you.
The yarn I used is Sirdar Denim Chunky. There are 171 yds per 100g and the needle recommended is US #10 with a gauge of 14 sts x 19 rows for a 4″ square. The content is 60% acrylic, 25% cotton and 15% wool.
Sadly this yarn is discontinued, but there are others out there that will fit the gauge. Cascade 128 calls for the same gauge, but it’s all wool and I like the addition of the cotton.. Prisum Colinette is a wool/cotton yarn with the same gauge and of course if you are a spinner, you can make your own. Although I have not used these for this pattern, I’m sure any of them would work. At any rate, Here is the pattern: This fits a 6 month old baby.
Cast on 56 stitches, using the long tale cast on method.
Join in the round and work a k1, p1 rib for 3 1/2 inches.
Knit around for 1 inch.
*K14, kfb* repeat around. (60 sts)
Now begin decreases:
row 1: *K8, k2tog* repeat around
row 2: knit
row 3: *k7, k2tog* repeat around
row 4: knit
row 5: *k6, k2tog* repeat around
row 6: knit
row 7: *k5, k2tog* repeat around
row 8: knit
row 9: *k4, k2tog* repeat around
row 10: knit
row 11: *k3, k2tog* repeat around
row 12: knit
row 13: *k2, k2tog* repeat around
rows 14 and 15: k2tog around.
Break the yarn and run the tail through the remaining sts to bind off.
There you have it.
I’m sure the baby in your life will appreciate having a stylish new hat to keep his or her head warm this winter! I know mine does!