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Baby Jester Hat

Watch your baby clown around in this adorable knit hat. The festive Baby Jester hat is adorned with tassels and pom-poms, and is perfect for play time. This cute hat is a great project for the novice knitter, and stitches up in no time at all. Make one for the little clown in your life, or give it as a gift to another court jester in training. Either way, watching your baby in the Baby Jester Hat will leave you in stitches.


Knitting Needle Size5 or 3.75 mm, 6 or 4 mm

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



  • Bernat® Baby Jacquards (100 g /3.5 oz; 316 m/346 yds)
  • Sizes 6 (12-18-24) mos
  • 06131 (I'm a Big Boy) 1 (1-1-1) ball
  • Sizes 3.75 (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge

23 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st

Beg = Beginning.
Inc = Increase 1 stitch into next stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch.
K = Knit.
M1 = Make 1 stitch by picking up horizontal loop lying before next stitch and knitting into back of loop.
Rep = Repeat.
RS = Right side.
St(s) = Stitch(es).
WS = Wrong side

To fit baby sizes 6 (12-18-24) mos.

1st Earflap: With smaller needles, cast on 4 sts.
1st row: (WS). Knit.
2nd row: Inc 1 st in first st. Knit to last 2 sts. Inc 1 st in next st. K1.
Rep last 2 rows to 14 (16-18-20) sts.
Knit 3 rows.
Next row: As 2nd row. 16 (18-20-22) sts. Place marker.
Work in garter st (knit every row) until work from marked row measures 1¾ (2-2-2¼) ins [4.5 (5-5-5.5) cm], ending with a WS row. Break yarn.

2nd Earflap: Work as given for 1st Earflap. Do not break yarn.

Next row: (Joining row). With smaller needles, cast on 6 (8-8-8) sts. K16 (18-20-22) from 2nd earflap. Cast on 36 (38-42-42) sts. K16 (18-20-22) across 1st Earflap. Cast on 6 (8-9-8) sts. 80 (90-98-102) sts in total. Place marker.

Knit 7 rows (garter st), noting 1st row is WS and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 82 (92-100-104) sts.

Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures
4½ (5-5½-6¼) ins [11.5 (12.5-14-16) cm], ending with a purl row.

Shape top: 1st row: (RS). K21 (23-25-26). M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. K38 (44-48-50). M1. K1 (place marker on last st). M1. Knit to end of row.
2nd row: Purl.
3rd row: K1. (Knit to marked st. M1. K1. M1) twice. Knit to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 110 (120-128-132) sts.
Next row: Purl.
Cast off .
Sew back seam. Sew top, having shaped points at sides.

Pom-pom (make 2).
Wind yarn around 3 fi ngers approx 60 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Attach to each point of Hat.

Pom-Pom Chart

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HOw do you make the ties? THanks!

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