The size of newborn babies’ heads defies prediction. When my doctor could give me zero guidance on how big my twin’s heads would be, I designed this hat to cover all my bases.
This super stretchy hat design fits a wide range of tiny heads from 9 to 15.5 inches / 22 to 40 cm circumference. The hat favors babies on the small side of average, which makes it a great pattern for knitting hats for your local hospital or premie charity.
The brim rolls up easily, allowing for a variety of depths, and the cute peaked crown hides the temporary cone-heads and funny skull shapes that frequently afflict the newest members of the human family. Worked in a two-by-two rib with decreases that form lovely arches, this hat is simple, stylish, and truly unisex.
About this Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Skills Needed: Basic knitting skills (knit, purl, slip) and basic decreases (ssk, k2tog).
Finished Size: Unstretched circumference at brim - 9 inches / 22 cm, Depth from peak of crown to brim - 5.5 inches / 14 cm
Yarn: Infinite Twist Helix Superwash (two-ply sport weight, 300 y / 100 gm), 75 y / 68 m. Shown in Sunflower.
Needles: U.S. size 3 / 3.25 mm dpns, or circular needles to magic loop.
Gauge after blocking: 32 stitches / 46 rows over 4 inches / 10 cm in 2 x 2 ribbing.