Friday, July 31, 2009

Easy Newborn Hat Knitting Pattern

Easy Newborn Hat Knitting Pattern
Knit with Straight Needles
OR 
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. 
All rights reserved. seatrailgrandmas@gmail.com

MATERIAL:
-1oz 100% acrylic yarn, 3 ply
(Bernat Softee Baby, 1 ball makes 5 hats)
-Strait needles size #5 US,
-1 darning needle

Newborn Hats should measure when finished:
Small (S): width 4.5”, length 5.5” (5-6 pounds baby)
Medium (M): width 5”, length 6.0” (7-8 pounds baby)
Large (L): width 5.5”, length 6.5” (9-10 pounds baby)

Cast on (very loose OR cast on with bigger size needles)
S 52 (M 56, L 60)
Ribs
(knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch) for 1.5 (1.75, 1.75) inches
Stockinette stitches
(knit 1 row, purl 1 row) for 5.0 (5.5, 6.0) inches of stockinette stiches
Ending with a purl row.
Shape crown
Next row knit 2 stitches together = 26 (28, 30) stitches
Next row purl 2 stitches together = 13 (14, 15) stitches
Finishing
Cut yarn leaving a long tail (24 inches) and using the darning needle thread tail through the remaining 13 (14, 15) stitches, one at a time, and take them off the knitting needle.
Pull tail tight.
Using the long tail, hat on wrong side, seam hat together matching hat ridges. Weave in ends.
TURN UP RIBBED CUFF 2/28/2010

Knit with Double Pointed needles

MATERIAL:
-1oz 100% acrylic yarn, 3 ply
(Bernat Softee Baby, 1 ball makes 5 hats)
-Double pointed needles size #5,
-1 darning needle

Newborn Hats should measure when finished:
Small (S): width 4.5”, length 5.5” (5-6 pounds baby)
Medium (M): width 5”, length 6.0” (7-8 pounds baby)
Large (L): width 5.5”, length 6.5” (9-10 pounds baby)

Cast on (very loose OR cast on with bigger size needles):
S 52 (M 56, L 60)
Divide stitches evenly onto 3 needles, join, being careful not to twist stitches.
Place marker for beginning of round (or use 1st stitch tail for marker).
Ribs
(knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch) for 1.5 (1.75, 1.75) inches
Stockinette stitches
Knit in round for 5.0 (5.5, 6.0) inches of stockinette stitches

Shape crown
Next row knit 2 stitches together = 26 (28, 30) stitches
Next row knit 2 stitches together = 13 (14, 15) stitches

Finishing
Cut yarn leaving a tail (10 inches) and using the darning needle thread tail through the remaining 13 (14, 15) stitches, one at a time, and take them off the knitting needle.
Pull tail tight by the inside of the hat, turn hat on wrong side
Secure tails (last stitch and first stitch) by making knots with the darning needle. Weave in ends.

TURN UP RIBBED CUFF
5/13/13

6 comments:

jrockgiraffe said...

First - great pattern thanks for sharing it. Just wondering about shaping the crown. The instructions say knit 2 together - does this mean the whole row knit 2 together and then bind off. I'm pretty new to knitting to just wanted to double check.

SEATRAIL GRANDMAS said...

Yes, you have to knit 2 stitches together the whole row and for 2 rows.
Happy Knitting :)

Anonymous said...

Is it size 5 us needle or mm

SEATRAIL GRANDMAS said...

Yes it's 5 US. Thank you!

Gramann3 said...

I would love to make these for an NICU. Can these be made on a circular needle?

SEATRAIL GRANDMAS said...

Hi Gramann3,
Yes circular needle can be use but when shaping the crown you will need double pointed needles.