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Baby Pom Hat {Holiday Knitting Pattern}


In this post, you will see a baby pom hat.

This double pom pom hat is almost too cute to handle.

The hat is quick to make and perfect for any holiday newborn photography sessions or Christmas card photographs.

It is finished off with two over-sized poms for a whimsical look that will make you melt.

Baby holiday hat pattern

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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.

If you have never knit in the round before you can watch my video tutorial here.

*Please scroll down to see the free pattern*

Holiday baby hat knitting pattern

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner knitters.

Baby holiday hat pattern

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Skill Level – Easy


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Please note >

The instructions are written for smaller sizes. If changes are necessary for a larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).

The circumference of the head is worked out like this >

0-3 months = 14-15″ / 3-6 months = 15-16″ / 6-12 months = 16-17″ / 18-24 months = 18-19″

Please measure to make sure you have the right circumference for your hat as every baby is different and may need to go up or down a size.

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

The Supplies You Need


  • 1 ball of super bulky yarn suitable for size 9.00mm (US 13) needles
  • (Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar)
  • Yarn in a coordinating color for the pom and brim of the hat in the same yarn type.
  • Any super bulky/super chunky/14 ply yarn.


  • Set of 9.00mm (US 13) 16″ circulars
  • You may also need a set of 9mm (US 13) Double pointed needles for the decreases.


  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Darning Needle

Other Materials

  • Pom pom maker – Clover Large – 3 3/8 inch


  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Begin(ning)
  • Cont = Continue(ing)
  • K = Knit
  • K2tog = Knit next 2
  • stitches together
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)


  • Cast on > 30 sts (0-3 months) / 32 sts (3-6 months) / 34 sts (6-12 months) / 36 sts (18/24 months) in the brim yarn (shown in the picture as white). Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.
  • 1st rnd: K2, P2 to form rib
  • Knit in rib until work from beg measures 1″.
  • Then change yarn to the main color (grey) and knit every round until the work from beg measures 5.5″/6″/6.5″/7″.
  • Size 0-3 months/3-6 months/6/12 months only: Next rnd: (K6. K2tog. K7. K2tog) twice.
  • Next rnd: Knit.
  • Size 18/24 mos only: Next rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from *around.
  • Next rnd: Knit.
  • Both sizes: Shape top: 1st rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around.
  • 2nd rnd: Knit.
  • 3rd rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around.
  • 4th rnd: Knit.
  • 5th rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around.
  • 6th rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around.
  • Break yarn.
  • Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
  • Finishing: Make 2 oversized poms in a coordinating colour and sew pompoms to the top of the hat.

I love seeing your finished projects!

If you enjoyed making the hat, I’d love to see yours on Instagram, be sure to tag me @handylittleme.

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Happy Knitting! xoxo

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