Chunky Baby Hat Pattern

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!


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One Response to Chunky Baby Hat Pattern

  1. Cindy says:

    So cute (and the hat, too!)!