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This adorable toddler hat pattern is the perfect pattern for a beginner knitter.
The simple beanie hat is a basic hat your little one will love wearing almost as much as you’ll love seeing him or her in it.
Kids Hat Knitting Pattern
The kid’s hat pattern is easy to follow, knitting in the round on circular needles, you could knit this hat on DPN’s if it is your preference.
The hat uses basic stitches – knit and purl, to knit ribbing and then for the main body of the hat.
If you are a beginner it will also introduce you to shaping through simple decreases.
The hat size can also be adapted if you want to make it smaller or larger, just measure the circumference of the recipients head and adjust the number of stitches you cast on.
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Kids Hat Pattern
Yarn – 1 x 100g ball of Rowan big wool or other chunky yarn. I used YarnArt Alpine Maxi in Grey 334
A coordinating yarn colour for the pom pom.
Knitting needles – 10mm (US 15) circular
Kids Beanie Knitting Pattern
Gauge 8st / 12 rows – 10cm (4″)
Size – baby 14″ / toddler 16″
Cast on – 30 / 34 sts
Row 1 – Knit
Row 2 – K1, P1 (rib) to end of row – complete a further 5 rows of ribbing.
Row 7 – Knit
Repeat row 7 – 10 / 12 times
Decrease for the crown as follows –
K1 then K2tog repeat to 1st before the end of the row, K1 (16, 18) sts
K1 then k2tog, repeat to 2 / 1 sts before the end of the row
K2, K1, K2, K1, K2
Cut yarn and pull tight to secure.
Sew in all ends
Make a pom to stitch on the top of the hat.
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
P – Purl
M1 = Make 1 stitch
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
SKPO – Slip one, knit one
St(s) = Stitch(es)