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Beginner Knit Baby Hat

Posted by Live Love Mom on February 26, 2023 at 7:55 PM

by: Stephanie Noircent

It's still pretty chilly outside, and moms everywhere are giving birth to newborns who need to stay warm. Whether you're looking for a volunteer project or wanting to gift something handmade to a mother, this is the perfect pattern for you. 


  • 1 pair 5mm circular needles
  • Red Heart Comfort Sport yarn in a solid color
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors

  1. Wrap the yarn 30 times around the needle to measure it.
  2. Cast on 60 st, leaving the measured piece of yarn at the end of your work.
  3. K2, P2, repeating until end of row.
  4. Repeat step 2 for 6 rows. Height should measure 2.5 cm.
  5. Row 7: knit all sts.
  6. Row 8: purl all sts.
  7. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until desired height reached.
  8. K2tog until the end of the row. You should have 30 sts.
  9. P2tog until the end of the row. 15 sts should remain.
  10. K2tog until the last stitch, k1. You should have 8 sts left.
  11. Cut off the piece of yarn you measured in the beginning and tie one end to the tapestry needle.
  12. Weave the needle through the 8 sts. Pull it tight, tie off.
  13. Pass the tapestry needle through the yarn again to make it very secure. Tie off.
  14. Use the tapestry needle to loosely sew all 8 sts together. Tie off, and cut off the yarn.
  15. OPTIONAL: You can make or add a pompom to the top of the hat.

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