How To Knit a Simple Baby Hat

How to knit a simple baby hat

Happy Monday! Last week I finished a cute little hat for my friend’s nephew. If you remember, I started with the pattern from “Simple Knits for Cherished Babies”, the pattern is great, but there were two things that weren’t quiet right for my project. First, my gauge was very off, as I was using a completely different yarn and I had to recalculate all the decrease intervals. Second, the pattern offered to knit the hat flat with a seam. Paloma yarn is pretty thick, so the seam would be quiet noticeable and it could be uncomfortable for the baby. So, at the end of the day I ripped off my progress and just quickly calculated my own numbers. This project is very simple and can literally be knit in one afternoon!

How to knit a simple baby hat

How To Knit A Simple Baby Hat


Baby age – 0-3 months.


Finished circumference: approx 13 1/2″ (34 cm)

Finished height: approx 6″ (15 cm) (with the rolled edge).



Debbie Bliss, Paloma, 60% alpaca, 40% wool. 1.8 oz. (50 g), 71 yds. (65 m) in Silver.

I used approximately half of the skein.

Needles. 6 mm (US 10) circular.


4″ (10 cm) = 13 sts. The round gauge is not essential in this project.

Note: When using instructions, you can click on each bullet point to mark it as done. This will help you to keep track of your progress.


  • CO 45 sts, using a long tail cast on method.
  • Making sure not to twist stitches, join the knitting to work in the round using the invisible join – How To Knit The Invisible Join In The Round. – 44 sts left. Place BOR marker.
  • Work even in Stockinette stitch for approx 5 3/4″ (14.5 cm).
  • Dec Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * across to the end of a round – 22 sts.
  • Next Rnd: Knit.
  • Dec Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * across to the end of a round – 11 sts.
  • Next Rnd: Knit.
  • Dec Rnd: *K2tog; rep from * across to one st, k1 – 6 sts.
  • Finish a hat, following the step-by-step tutorial How to Finish a Hat below.
  • Weave in ends.

How to Finish a Hat

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After all decreases you have 6 sts left.

How to knit a simple baby hat

I love the simplicity of this hat! It’s also a great project for your leftover precious yarn that is too good not to put in use.

How to knit a simple baby hat

I hope you enjoyed this little project, please share on your Pinterest board to come back to it again 🙂

How to knit a simple baby hat

Have a wonderful week!


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  1. This is so cute! As always, your tutorials are clear, easy to follow, and have beautiful photos! I’m definitely pinning this 🙂 Thanks Alina!

  2. Well, you always have the best photos! Also isn’t it interesting how sometimes the most simple things can be knit without a real pattern? Once you’ve mastered knitting, it’s so easy. I do it with socks all the time. I love your hat 🙂

    • Thank you, Lisa! Love taking photos of yarn 🙂 So true, as soon as you have the magic of sts/rows numbers figured out, the whole new world of knitting possibilities opens up!

  3. Lovely tutorial and the hat is so adorable!!

  4. now to find a wee baby for the hat 🙂 lovely pattern and your directions are exquisite!

  5. I don’t know how long it takes you to put together these tutorials but it must be HOURS! (Days, even?)

    You are selfless.

    Beautifully done.

  6. What a great tutorial! cozy baby hats are always a wonderful shower gift.

  7. Great simple pattern. Thank You !

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