1. Home

Baby Santa Hat

By

1 of 2

Baby Santa Hat
Baby Santa Hat

Baby Santa Hat, modeled by a baby bear.

© Eileen Casey, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This super-fast knit Baby Santa Hat is strictly for the little 'uns. Great as a festive accessory to keep warm when out and about, or works well as a photography prop too.

Materials:

  • 1 ball Bernat Baby Blanket in shade 3005 White, or about 30 (40) yards of super bulky yarn of your choice
  • 1 ball Caron Simply Soft in shade 9729 Red, or aabout 60 (70) yards of medium weight yarn of your choice
  • 1 set size 11 US (8 mm) double pointed needles, or long circular for magic loop
  • 1 set size 8 US (5 mm) double pointed needles, or long circular for magic loop
  • Scissors, tape measure, yarn needle and crochet hook

Gauge:

  • 2 stitches and 4 rows to 1 inch in garter stitch in Bernat Baby Blanket
  • 4.5 stitches and 6 rows to 1 inch in stockinette stitch in Caron Simply Soft

Size:

Finished hat circumference: 12 (14) inches; to fit a preemie (baby). Instructions are given for the smaller size first with the larger size in parentheses.

Sample knit in Baby size, by Eileen Casey

Knitting the Hat:

  1. On size 11 needles, cast on 24 (28) stitches in Bernat Baby Blanket and join in the round, being careful not to twist.
  2. Work in Garter Stitch (1 row knit, 1 row purl) for 2.5 (3) inches.
  3. Join red yarn and change to size 8 needles.
  4. Increase round: Knit in the front and back in next 2 stitches, make 1, *kfb in next 4 stitches, m1. Repeat from * to last 2 stitches, kfb in next 2 sts. 54 (63) stitches.
  5. Work in Stockinette Stitch for 1.5 (2) inches.

Shape Crown:

  1. *K7, knit 2 together. Repeat from * to end. 48 (56) stitches.
  2. Knit 3 rounds.
  3. *K6, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 42 (49) stitches.
  4. Knit 3 rounds.
  5. *K5, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 36 (42) stitches.
  6. Knit 3 rounds.
  7. *K4, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 30 (35) stitches.
  8. Knit 3 rounds.
  9. *K3, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 24 (28) stitches.
  10. Knit 3 rounds.
  11. *K2, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 18 (21) stitches.
  12. Knit 3 rounds.
  13. *K1, K2tog. Repeat from * to end. 12 (14) stitches.
  14. Knit 3 rounds.
  15. *K2tog.  Repeat from * to end.  6 (7) stitches
  16. Knit 3 rounds.
  1. About.com
  2. Home
  3. Knitting
  4. Free Knitting Patterns
  5. Patterns for Babies
  6. Hat Knitting Patterns for Babies
  7. Baby Santa Hat - Free Knitting Pattern for a Baby Santa Hat

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.