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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 with two oversized poms for a whimsical look that will melt you.

Scroll down to view the free pattern, or grab the ad-free printable PDF in my shop here.

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Holiday baby hat knitting pattern

An Easy-Level Knitting Pattern

This is an easy pattern for those of you who are at the 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 also uses simple decreases to shape.

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


Skill Level – Easy

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 ensure 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

Copyright Info

  • Please do not copy, sell, redistribute or republish this pattern. 
  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use copyrighted photos for your product listing.
  • For the copyright T&C please read my Terms of Use.

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.



  • 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)

Pattern Instructions

  • 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 the 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 the end through rem sts and fasten securely.
  • Finishing: Make 2 oversized poms in a coordinating color and sew pompoms to the top of the hat.

Share your work with us…

I love seeing your finished projects on social media.

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

I’d love to see your work!

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