Baby Hat Pattern {Fair Isle}


This baby hat pattern is an easy way to work with two colors while making a sweet hat for a baby.

Worked in the round, this hat is easy and fast to make, as it is knit with super bulky yarn.

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baby wearing a knitted pom pom hat

An Easy Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are advanced beginner level, and the techniques you will need to know are knit, purl, k2tog, and knitting in the round.

Using mainly knit and purl stitches, it will also introduce you to decreasing and shaping.

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If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here. – How to join knitting in the round with circular knitting needles

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Baby hat pattern

What Is Fair Isle Knitting?

Fair Isle knitting, also known more accurately as stranded knitting, is a technique for working two (or more) colors of yarn in the same row.

The color changes in Fair Isle are close together, as this allows you to simply carry the yarn you aren’t knitting with across the back of the piece as you go.

You will pick up each strand as you need it and this leaves a strand of yarn on the inside of the work.

Knitted baby hats

More Knitted Baby Hats

There are many baby hats to choose from in my baby pattern collection, from Mommy And Me Hats (Knitting Patterns} to Christmas hats.

You can make most of them in a range of sizes, from 0-3 months and up.

The baby knitting section also has many patterns for booties, toys, and more.

Related Post: Christmas Tree Hat Knitting Pattern

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baby wearing a knitted beanie hat

Baby Hat Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Skill Level – Easy


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Size – 6-12 months

Measurements – Height w/o pom = 7 inches / Width (flat and unstretched) = 7.5 inches

Gauge – 10 sts and 15 rounds = 4in/10cm

The Supplies You Need


  • 1 skein of super bulky yarn (100g) – white – (LionBrand wool ease thick and quick in fisherman or something similar).
  • 1 skein of super bulky yarn – pink (50g) (LionBrand wool ease thick and quick in blossom or something similar) – you don’t need a full skein of this, just enough for the accent colour and the pom pom.
  • Super bulky weight (06) – 106 yards.


  • Set of 10.00mm (US 15) 16″ circulars
  • You may also need a set of 10mm (US 15) Double pointed needles for the decreases.


  • Scissors
  • Darning needle
  • Tape measure
  • Pom pom maker – Clover 2 – 1/2 inch


  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
  • P – Purl
  • PM – Place marker
  • M1 = Make 1 stitch
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)


Yarn A – White / Yarn B – Pink

  • CO 34 sts in Yarn A – join in the round and pm, being careful not to twist the sts.
  • 1st round – K1, P1 to form ribbing
  • Cont to knit in ribbing until work measures 2 inches from the co edge.
  • Add 2 sts to the beginning of the next round.
  • Round 1 – K2 Yarn A, K1 Yarn B – rep to the end of the round.
  • Rounds 2-3 – Knit in Yarn A.
  • Round 4 – K2 Yarn A, K1 Yarn B- rep to the end of the round.
  • Rep those 4 rounds until the hat measures 6.5″.
  • After the last accent round – K 1 round in Yarn A.


  • K2tog to the last st, K1.

Cut a length of yarn and thread through the rem sts.

Pull up and secure.

Weave in any loose ends.

Add a pom pom in Yarn B to the top of the hat.

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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