Make a Knitted Baby Hat

This knitted baby hat has a fluffy chick perched on top—perfect for newborns and toddlers alike.

| November 2014

  • Baby chick knitted hat
    Any baby would look adorable in this knitted baby hat featuring a sweet chick nestled in its basket.
    Photo by James Roderick
  • Baby chick knitted hat
    The illusion of a basket with a chick in it is accomplished with different types of yarn and a few simple stitch patterns.
    Photo by James Roderick
  • Holiday Hats for Babies
    In "Holiday Hats for Babies" by Debby Ware, you'll find a collection of adorable holiday-themed knit baby hat patterns that are as easy to make as they are charming, sized to fit newborns to toddlers.
    Cover courtesy The Taunton Press

  • Baby chick knitted hat
  • Baby chick knitted hat
  • Holiday Hats for Babies

Holiday Hats for Babies (The Taunton Press, 2014) is a celebration of holidays and of how cute little ones are in knitted hats. Debby Ware’s 25 knit baby hat patterns are each designed for a particular holiday or season and all are quick knits with clear and concise instructions. Knitters will appreciate the ease of construction while moms and tots will love the whimsical details in each baby hat. The following pattern is from part 2, “Spring Has Sprung.”

Sizing

One size (14-inch circumference)

Gauge

22 sts = 4 inches with Super 10 Cotton 

Materials

Yarn
• DK Weight smooth yarn
• DK Weight eyelash yarn
The hat shown is made with S.R. Kertzer Super 10 Cotton: 100% mercerized cotton, 4.4 oz. (125 g)/250 yd. (228.6 m) and Stylecraft Icicle: 62% polyester, 38% metallized polyester, 1.75 oz. (50 g)/87 yd. (80 m).



Yardage
• 60 yd. Super 10 Cotton #3223 Tan
• 30 yd. Super 10 Cotton #3841 Caribbean or #3446 Cotton Candy
• 25 yd. Super 10 Cotton #3722 Celery
• 1 yd. Super 10 Cotton #3997 Scarlet
• 1 yd. Super 10 Cotton Black
• 50 yd. Icicle #1142 Sunlight

Needles and Notions
• 16-inch U.S. size 4 circular needle
• One pair U.S. size 4 straight needles
• Stitch marker
• Tapestry needle






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