Hello knitter friends!
Following up with the series “Hats for all”, today’s post is a free Basic Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern
Besides this series of knitting hats in all sizes, I am also working on crocheted hats for all standard sizes. To find them, check the crochet section of the blog. Soon your little bundle of joy will be all ready for you first professional photographer Austin shoot! Such a special memory!
I will be using double pointed needles in all these projects, but you could also use circular knitting needles (with the magic loop method), if you prefer.
If you only have straight knitting needles, you can check a free pattern I made for a baby hat that is designed for straight needles. Find it here: Knit Baby hat for beginners – Free Pattern
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FREE Basic Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern Specifics:
- Skill level: Beginner (needs to work in rounds, but video tutorial is provided at the end)
- Gauge: In stockinette = 20 st. by 24 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)
- Size: Newborn to 3 months old
- Stitches used and abbreviations: (click on links for tutorials)
CO = Cast on
k = knit
k2tog = knit two together
St = Stitch(es)
- Yarn: DK weight (8 ply – 3 : Light)
- Yardage: 140 – 150 yards ( 128 – 137 meters)
- Needle: US 6 – 4.0 mm dps
FREE Basic Newborn Knitted Hat Pattern:
CO 60 st (if working on dpns, divide your stitches in 4 needles)
Round 1: k2, p2
Rounds 2 to 7: Repeat row 1
Rounds 8 to 18: knit
Round 19: k13, k2tog (56 st)
Round 20: k12, k2tog (52 st)
Round 21: k11, k2tog (48 st)
Round 22: k10, k2tog (44 st)
Round 23: k9, k2tog (40 st)
Round 24: k8, k2tog (36 st)
Round 25: k7, k2tog (32 st)
Round 26: k6, k2tog (28 st)
Round 27: k5, k2tog (24 st)
Round 28: k4, k2tog (20 st)
Round 29: k3, k2tog (16 st)
Round 30: k2, k2tog (12 st)
Round 31: k1, k2tog (8 st)
Round 32: k2tog (4 st)
- Fast off yarn. With a yarn needle, go thru each stitch and pull to close gap. Weave in ends from crown of hat and from the beginning.
- Block the hat if you feel is necessary. (Acrylic yarn usually doesn’t need blocking, while most wool and wool blends are better if blocked)
FREE Basic Newborn Knitted Hat Video Tutorial:
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