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.
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.
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 😉
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.
More Free Knitting Patterns
I recently moved my knitting blog posts to my other blog: New England’s Narrow Road, where you can find patterns I love, patterns I’ve knit, works in progress, and more links to patterns, free and not.