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Happy Cap

By: Bernat

There's no time like the present to learn how to knit a hat for your little bundle of joy. The Happy Cap is a super easy knit hat pattern sure to have your baby consistently wrapped in the warmth that only you can give. You don't have to be a professional knitter to get started on this knitting project. This easy-to-follow knit hat pattern is great for the beginner knitter looking to sink their needles into something more than just your basic knitting patterns. That's not all. The super bulky yarn not only makes for a soft hat for baby but also a quick knit for you. Take up this project today. In no time you'll have the perfect knit hat for baby.


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Gauge1 stitches, 2 rows, 3 inches. stockinette stitch


  • Bernat® Happy™ (3 oz/85 g; 90 yds/82 m) Summer Sky (81129) - 1 ball
  • Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.


Measurements: 10 sts and 15 rows = 4" [10 cm] in stocking st.
Sizes: To fit baby:3 (6/12) mos

Beg = Beginning
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong side

Note: The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ). When only one number is given, it applies to both sizes. For ease in working, circle all numbers pertaining to your size.

Cast on 32 (38) sts.
Beg with a knit row, proceed in stocking st until Hat measures 4 (4½)" [10 (11.5) cm], ending on a purl row.

Shape top: 1st row: (RS). *K2. K2tog. Rep from * to last 0 (2) sts. K 0 (2). 24 (29) sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * to last 0 (1) st. K 0 (1). 18 (22) sts.
5th row: K2. *K2tog. K2. Rep from * to end of row. 14 (17) sts.
7th row: *K2tog. Rep from * to last 0 (1) st. K 0 (1). 7 (9) sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts and pull tightly. Sew back seam.

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