Newborn Hat Knit Pattern
with 4 ply yarn and Double Pointed Needles
Free pattern for charitable purposes and personal use only.
Please do not sell garments knit from it.
Pattern and photos are by Michele Lupien, 2012.
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-4 Ply 100% acrylic soft yarn
-Double pointed needles size #8
-1 darning needle
-Cable cast on (very loose OR cast on with bigger size needles) 44 stitches
-Ribs (knit 2 ,Purl 2) for 6 rounds
-*Knit 11 sts, (M1) or increase 1 st in the 11th * around=48 sts
(to make a stitch (M1) by picking up a loop between two stitches and knitting into the back of it.)
Or (“inc. 1 st in next st”; knit the stitch as usual, but don’t slip it off the needle. Now knit in the back of the same stitch).
-Stockinette stitches: knit for 18 rows
1st row: *Knit 4, K 2 together* around = 40 sts
2nd and alt rows: Knit 1 round
3rd row: *Knit 3, K 2 together* around = 32 sts
5th row: *Knit 2, K 2 together* around = 24 sts
7th row: *Knit 1, K 2 together* around = 16 sts
9th row: *K 2 together* around = 8 sts
Cut yarn leaving a 10” end. Draw end through the remaining stitches, one at a time, and take them off the knitting needle. Pull tail tight and secure. Weave in ends.