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Old Shale Lace Baby Hat

By: Marianna from
Old Shale Lace Baby Hat
Old Shale Lace Baby Hat
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The Old Shale Lace Baby Hat is a nod to a traditional Shetland lace knitting pattern. The end result is a pretty, light, lacy effect frequently used for baby garments. This free baby knitting pattern is perfect for any little one in your life. This particular patterns includes sizes for multiple ages, so you can customize the hat depending on the age of the baby. The soft pink color is hard to beat, but any color of DK weight yarn will work just fine. This knitted hat pattern will work perfectly for little boys and little girls. Plus, if you're looking for the perfect holiday gift, this lacy knit baby hat cannot be beat.


Knitting Needle Size6 or 4 mm

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

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My neighbor is expecting a girl so this hat will be perfect. I had to read the pattern a few times to see which way it would go but it makes sense. I will probably make the 3 month size and then enlarge the second hat. First I have to get the pattern straight. Looks easy to follow. Thank you for the pattern.

This hat is fabulous! I love hats and this is adorable for a newborn. I have never seen the shale stitch before it reminds me of the fan stitch. I am assuming the patter is cast on in the round, but it really doesn't specify. Does anyone know? Thanks

this traditional pattern is utterly wonderful -- I have a christening bonnet knit in a very fine fibre it is 125 years old and as treasured as the three gowns that it accompanies. Now I can knit caps like it for the little ones... no one can know how happy that makes me


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