17 July 2012

Free Hat Patterns

Several people asked if I would post my little flower hat pattern so I knitted up another so I could write up the pattern.  I also knitted up one with hearts and another with stars, these are also included below.

Flower Hat

This is a simple little hat for 3-6 month baby.  It takes around 2.5 hours from start to finish.  If you want to make it bigger then just do extra repeats, adding 8 extra stitches per repeat at the cast on and adding extra rows before starting the decrease on the crown.This hat as I say, knits up 3-6 month which is approximately 14" round.  It is knit on 4mm needles with double knit /8ply yarn - approx 50grams with oddments of 2 other colours for the flowers

Cast on 79 stitches

Rows 1-4 - Garter stitch (all knit)

Rows 5-17 - work the 13 rows from the chart.  Knit the odd rows and purl the even.

Rows 18-20 - all knit, decreasing 1 st on last row

Rows 21-24 - 4 rows stocking stitch

Row 25 - K5 K2tog, rep to last st, K1

Rows 26-28 -  3 rows stocking stitch

Row 29 - K4 K2tog, rep to last st, K1

Row 30 - purl

Row 31 - K3 K2tog, rep to last st, K1

Row 32 - purl

Row 33 - K2 K2tog, rep to last st, K1

Row 34 - purl

Row 35 - K1 K2tog, rep to last st, K1

Row 36 - purl

Row 37 - K2tog rep

Row 38 - purl

Row 39 - K2tog rep

Row 40 - purl

Row 41 - K2tog, K2, K2tog

Row 42 - purl

Row 43 - K2tog, K2tog

Row 44 - P2tog

For the Heart or Star Hat - 4mm & DK

Cast on 80 stitches.  Knit 4 rows in double rib (K2 P2), then 15 rows from the above chart, then 7 rows in stocking stitch, decreasing 2 stitches on last row.  Then shaping as above flower hat.  If you want to add a bobble then when you get to 12 stitches, draw up the stitches on a length of yarn and secure.

This pattern is free to use but please credit back to Granny's World Blog - thank you


  1. Thank you so much, Sue! All three of the hats look so cute and inspired. My personal favorite is the heart one, it is darling. I owe some family friends some baby garments (for a little girl!), and so I am probably going to have to knit one up!

  2. So nice! I wish I had a little one to knit for. Maybe I could try a larger one. You are so sweet to post your patterns.

  3. Ah, the patterns for your wonderful hats. Thank you. The photographs, although good, do not do them justice. They are so pretty. It's worth buying an extra ball of yarn to make one of your hats to go with a cardi or sweater.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderul patterns!!!!!


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