Create Classic Baby Hats

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One thing about babies is that they always steal the show. Just try talking about anything else! Our Classic Baby Hats play the perfect second banana to everyone’s favorite star with their simple design and quiet beauty.

Sized for newborns and slightly older babies, too, the Classic Baby Hats include a trio of timeless styles: roll brim, striped, and garter brim, each finished its own way: with a bitty pom pom, a simple cinch, or a looped I-cord. A little stack of all three is certainly a wonderful gift!

Although the baby is the whole point, can we also mention what we think makes these hats so very special? A blend of 70% organically grown cotton, 20% rayon from bamboo, and 10% hemp, soft enough even for a tiny baby!

So lets get started.

Materials

  • 2 skeins, 70% organically grown cotton, 20% bamboo, and 10% hemp. Each skein is 328 yards/ 100 grams.
    • Color A: 1 (1) skein; approximately 200 (220) yards required. We used Peach Lily.
    • Color B: 1 (1) skein; approximately 171 (188) yards required. We used Well Water.
  • A set of US 2 or 2.5 (3mm) double pointed needles
  • A stitch marker
  • Optional: A pom pom maker. Small + Large to make a 1-inch pom pom for the Roll Brim Hat.

NOTE: One hat in one color without a pom pom requires approximately 124 (136) yards.

GAUGE

32 stitches and 40 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

SIZES

Newborn (Baby)

  • Finished Circumference: 13½ (15) inches
  • Finished Height: approximately 6½ (7) inches

STRIPED HAT

BODY

With Color A, cast on 108 (120) stitches.

Place a marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Round 1: *K1, p1, repeat from * to end of round.

Repeat Round 1 six more times.

**With Color B, knit 2 rounds.

With Color A, knit 2 rounds.

Repeat from ** until piece measures 5 (5½) inches from the cast-on edge, ending with the first round of either color.

CROWN HAT

Maintaining the stripe pattern, work the Crown section of the Roll Brim Hat

With Color A, cast on 108 (120) stitches.

Place a marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Round 1: Purl to end of round.

Round 2: Knit to ed of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 four more times.

Next Round: Purl to end of round.

Cut Color A.

With Color B, knit every round until the piece measures 5 (5½) inches from the cast-on edge.

BODY

With Color A, cast on 108 (120) stitches.

Place a marker and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches.

Round 1: Purl to end of round.

Round 2: Knit to ed of round.

Repeat Rounds 1 and 2 four more times.

Next Round: Purl to end of round.

Cut Color A.

With Color B, knit every round until the piece measures 5 (5½) inches from the cast-on edge.

Work the Crown section of the Roll Brim Hat (above) until 6 stitches remain.

Next Round: *K2tog, repeat from * to end of round. [3 (3) stitches remain]

Arrange the remaining 3 stitches onto one needle.

Knit a 2-inch I-cord.

Bind off, cut the yarn, and pull the tail through the remaining stitch.

To form the top loop, bring the tail to the inside of the hat, pulling the very tip of the I-cord along with it. As you weave in the tail, sew the I-cord tip to the inside of the hat.

Weave in the rest of the ends and gently wet block.