Little Pink Baby Hat Knit in a Day

Sunday is often my day to relax, or do things as I want. This past Sunday I spent knitting this little pink baby hat while I watched TV.  Every now and then it’s good to just be lazy!

The basic FREE pattern I began with can be found here: FeltMagnet / How to knit basic baby hat.

For my Big Flower Pink Hat I cast on 80 stitches using the long-tail cast on and a size 6 circular needle.

When I switched to the darker color (Rose Granite, Purl Soho’s Worsted Twist) I pulled the light pink along the front which made a “line”.  I also added a few “dots” of Rose Granite color near the top.  Should have done that further down, but oh well.

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I switched to DPN’s at round 5 at the top.  (K4, K2tog row).

Finished size is approx. 17 inches around and 6.5 inches tall.  I don’t have a baby to try it on so I used an acorn squash as my “head”.  It will probably fit a young girl, but is too big for a baby.

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I decided to add a crocheted flower. The tutorial for that can be found at the Classy Crochet site.  Wish I’d had a cuter button for the center, but this entire project was a whim and not planned out!  That tends to be how I operate 😉

pink baby hat with flower
Baby hat in pink with crocheted flower

Another Basic Hat Pattern at Ravelry

Basic Baby Hat at Mama’s Stitchery Projects also has a baby hat pattern. She says to use a 40 inch circular needle, but that is for “magic loop” knitting. If you know how to do that, have at it.   I would use a 16″ circular needle.

I also made another kid’s size hat called the “Snow Day Hat” with a pom pom.