Crystal Palace Yarns
free knitting pattern for baby hat
Two Needle Baby Hat
Do you prefer not to use circular or DP needles and would
rather knit a baby hat flat and sew up a seam? Then, you'll like this pattern.
Size: one size 6-12 months
9 sts = inch in 2x2 rib NOT stretched
Circumference of hat NOT stretched is 10 inches, it is very stretchy and will
fit a wide range of head sizes.
(Marcelo's head wearing hat is 44.5 cm - 17.5")
1 pair Crystal Palace
Bamboo or DAISY needles size 5
(microfiber + angora) - 1 50 gr ball #0061 seascape
1 large eye tapestry needle
BO: bind off, k2tog: knit 2 sts together, st: stitch, CO: cast
on, DP: double point, inc: increase, rep: repeat
CO 90 sts
Row 1: *K2, P2*, ending K2.
Row 2: *P2, K2,* ending P2
Repeat this 2-2 ribbing until work measures 4 inches
Begin Broken Rib pattern:
Row 1a: K1, P1
Row 2a: K
Row 3: same as Row 1a
Row 4: *K8, k2tog* rep to end of row [80 sts]
Row 5: same as Row 1a (this will break up the pattern where dec's were made, but
that is OK)
Row 6: *K7, k2 tog* rep to end of row
Row 7, 9, 11 and all odd rows: repeat Row 5
Row 8: *K6, k2 tog* rep to end of row
Row 10: *K5, k2 tog* rep to end of row
Row 12: *K4, k2 tog* rep to end of row
Row 14: *K3, k2tog* rep to end of row
Row 16: *K2, k2tog* rep to end of row
Row 18: *K1, k2tog* rep to end of row
Row 19: *K1, k2tog* rep to end of row
Repeat Row 18 until only 4 sts remain on needles
If you have DP needles any size from 3 to 5 you may wish to end the hat as I did
with 3.5 inches of I-cord worked over
the 4 sts left.
If not making I-cord, then finish dec'ing the 4 sts down to one and BO. You
could also crochet a little tail of decoration at the top if you wish.
Sew side seam with tapestry needle.
copyright 2006 Crystal Palace
Yarns/Straw Into Gold, Inc. - We are happy to share this pattern with
knitters. The pattern
may be used for
non-commercial personal or knitting guild use. It is not to be used in any
publication in print nor should it be reproduced in electronic/digital format
without permission. Knitting Shops carrying Crystal Palace Yarns Bunny Hop are
welcome to use this free pattern for their customers.
Crystal Palace Yarns, Richmond, CA
phone: 510-237-9988, fax: 510-237-9809