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Newborn Knit Hat

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This super basic Newborn Knit Hat is classic pattern that was designed for charity. Using just one skein of Lion Brand's Modern Baby yarn in red, this simple knit hat was created for the American Heart Association's Little Hats, Big Hearts initiative to raise awareness of heart disease. Whether you're looking for a free hat pattern to knit for charity, or you want to make something for your own little bundle of joy, this simple red newborn knit hat is the perfect pattern to follow. Made up of just knits and purls, it's a simple pattern to knit for both baby boys and girls.

Newborn Knit Hat
Newborn Knit Hat

Easy

Knitting Needle Size: 7 or 4.5 mm

Yarn Weight: (3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

Gauge: 21.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

 

Note: This original knit hat was designed specifically for the American Heart Association's inititative, Little Hats, Big Hearts.

 

 

Materials:

  • Lion Brand Modern Baby (50% acrylic 50% nylon; 173yd / 158m per 75g)
  • US 7 / 4.5 mm double pointed needles
  • Darning needle for weaving in ends


Gauge:
21.5 sts x 32 rows = 4" in stockinette


Finished Measurements:
newborn = 12” circumference


Abbreviations:
CO = cast on
DRnd = decrease round
K = knit
K2TOG = knit two stitches together
P = purl
RND = round
STS = stitches


HAT
2X2 RIBBING
Using long tail method and brown yarn, CO 64 sts. Divide sts evenly on 3 dpns, and be careful not to twist.
Rnd 1-6: [K 2, P 2] around.


HAT BODY
Rnd 7: K all sts around.
Rnd 8: (K3, P1) around.
Rnd 9: K all sts around.
Rnd 10: (K1, P1, K2) around.
Repeat Rnds 7-10 four more times.
Note: Hat should now measure 3.5” from CO edge.


SHAPE CROWN
Rnd 1: (K6, K2tog) around.
Rnd 2: (K3, P1, K3) around.
Rnd 3: (K5, K2tog) around.
Rnd 4: (K1, P1, K4) around.
Rnd 5: (K4, K2tog) around.
Rnd 6: (K3, P1, K1) around.
Rnd 7: (K3, K2tog) around.
Rnd 8: (K1, P1, K2) around.
Rnd 9: (K2, K2tog) around.
Rnd 10: K around.
Rnd 11: (K1, K2tog) around.
Rnd 12: K around.
Rnd 13: K2tog around.


FINISHING
Break yarn, leaving a long tail. Use darning needle to thread yarn through remaining sts. Pull yarn tight and secure.
Weave in all ends.

 

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Hi, Is there a way to knit this doing regular rows instead of knitting around? I'm not sure how to knit around because I used circular needles. Thanks

Looking for patterns for Baby picot edged bootees and shoes ?

HI sallyseedall 1869100, Please type "Daffodil Sock Pattern" into the search box above. These cute little baby socks have that sweet picot edge you're looking for. :) -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

After casting on, should we do a row of all knit stitches? Or start right off with the k2,p2?

Hi Sumershine13, For this pattern you will be starting right away with K2, P2. Thanks! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

First it says needle size 7 then it says 9. I would love to make this. Can you please clarify?

Hi, This pattern uses size 7 needles. We've updated the pattern. Thanks! -editors of AllFreeKnitting

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