This fun Christmas stockinette stitch baby hat pattern is almost too cute to handle. The big pom baby hat is knit with super bulky yarn on size 9.00mm (US 13) needles, so it's sure to protect your baby from the cold. This will be perfect for holiday photos, cards or newborn photo shoots. This hat will make your newborn photography session lots of fun!
This newborn holiday hat is finished off with two over-sized pompoms for a whimsical look that will make you melt. Knitting for babies is fun no matter what your skill level and this hat is no exception. This hat is simple to make, so it is an easy pattern for beginners.
I hope you have fun making this, take a look at the free hat pattern below >>
*All photography provided by the most talented newborn photographer - Jenna Donato Photography*
- 1 ball of chunky yarn suitable for size 9.00mm (US 13) needles (Lion Brand wool ease thick and quick or something similar)
- Yarn in a co-ordinating colour for the pom pom and brim of hat in the same yarn type.
- Set of 9.00mm (US 13) circulars
- Stitch markers
- Pom pom maker
The instructions are written for smaller sizes. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).
The circumference of the head is worked out like this >
0-3 months = 14-15" / 3-6 months = 15-16" / 6-12 months = 16-17" / 18-24 months = 18-19"
Please measure to make sure you have the right circumference for your hat as every baby is different and may need to go up or down a size.
Cast on > 30 sts (0-3 months) / 32 sts (3-6 months) / 34 sts (6-12 months) / 36 sts (18/24 months) in the brim yarn (shown in the picture as white). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: K2, P2 to form rib
Knit in rib until work from beg measures 1".
Then change yarn to main colour (grey) and knit every round until the work from beg measures 5.5"/6"/6.5"/7".
Size 0-3 months/3-6 months/6/12 monthss only: Next rnd: (K6. K2tog. K7. K2tog) twice.
Next rnd: Knit.
Size 18/24 mos only: Next rnd: *K4. K2tog. Rep from *around.
Next rnd: Knit.
Both sizes: Shape top: 1st rnd: *K3. K2tog. Rep from * around.
2nd rnd: Knit.
3rd rnd: *K2. K2tog. Rep from * around.
4th rnd: Knit.
5th rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around.
6th rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around.
Break yarn. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely.
Finishing: Make 2 over sized pom poms in a co-ordinating colour and sew pompoms to top of hat.
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Begin(ning)
Cont = Continue(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2
Rem = Remaining
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
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