Thursday, January 3, 2008

Baby Santa Hat Pattern

I've received a few pattern requests for the Santa Hat I made for my baby this year.




Well, the thing is, I couldn't find a pattern, so I just made one up as I went along. I did write it down as I went though, just in case it actually turned out okay, so here it is........ please note, I've never written a pattern before so forgive me if it doesn't make sense.



Baby Santa Hat



Yarn: I used Bernat Satin Sport : less than 1-85g. (3oz) ball each of

MC: Red

CC: White



Guage: 22s = 4" in st st.



With CC cast on 88 stitches

Join in the round and work in K1, P1 rib for 12 rounds

Knit for 12 rounds in st st. (Note: if I was to make this hat again, I would just do these 12 rounds in ribbing too)

Switch to MC and knit for 26 rounds

[K9, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

[K8, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

[K7, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

[K6, K2tog] to end of round

Knit 6 rounds even

Continue in this pattern until you get down to [K1, K2tog]

Knit 6 rounds even

[K2tog] to end of round

Break Yarn and pull through remaining stitches, secure.



Make a pom-pom with CC and secure to top of hat.



(Note: My baby tried to eat her pompom constantly, so please supervise small babies when wearing this hat!)

16 comments:

Dawn said...

The hat (and the baby!) are just adorable!!!! Thank you very much for sharing the pattern. I'd like to make this for my grandchild who is due next month to wear next Christmas!

take care,
Dawn

Lorraine said...

SWEEEET! What a clever pattern! Thanks for sharing it.

AlisonH said...

What an absolutely adorable baby showing off that hat!

Glastrikk said...

Thank you very for sharing the pattern. I have knit a baby hat from your pattern and it is very cute :)

Pam said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! Of all of the baby Santa hat patterns I've googled today, this one's by far the cutest.

Kristina said...

What size needles did you use?

Anonymous said...

I am so glad I found this pattern again. I made the cutest baby hat for a friends baby last Christmas and this year I have a new grandson to make one for and I couldn't find what I had done with the pattern. I didn't think I would find it again on-line. But, here it is! Yea!

Christine said...

What size needles do I use for a year old baby?

Christine said...

What size and kind of needles do I use for a year old child?

Christine said...

What size & kind of needles do I use for a year old child size?

Christine said...

What size & kind of needles do I use for a year old child size?

Anonymous said...

what size & kind of needles do I use for a year old child size?

Anonymous said...

This hat is wonderful!! I made it for my nephew and he loves it!!

Anonymous said...

I wish someone would answer Christina's question about the size needles used for a one year old.

kristo said...

I did answer Christina's question weeks ago but I guess it didn't show up in the comments viewable to everyone.
Basically, gauge is more important than needle size... Every knitter has a different tension so the needle size one person uses will be different than the next person.
I used a sport weight yarn and chose my needles from what was recommended on the ball band, then knit a gauge swatch to be sure.
For size reference, my baby girl was nine months in the pattern photo, but she was a big baby and was wearing 12-18 month clothing at the time.
I hope this has helped at least a little bit... I don't really know how else to explain it?

Anonymous said...

why do most of the hats knitted in the round needles I have never used them, and I am a very limited knitter. can this be on straight neekles???? carol Aug.21 at 12:25