Free Pattern: Knit Newborn Beanie

by Olia

This pattern includes instructions for size from 0 to 3 months.

You will need:

  • U.S. 8 (5 mm) double point knitting needles
  • U.S. 8 (5 mm) 16 in or 24 in circular needles (for sizes 12 months+)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving the ends

Yarn:

You will need worsted weight yarn, 1 (1/2/2/2/2) skeins (50 gr/75 m each). Featured – Paris cotton by Drop Design®. Yarn alternatives suggestions – Big baby merino wool by Drop Design®.

Gauge:

17 sts / 22 rows to make a square swatch 4×4 in (10×10 cm) with U.S. 8 (5 mm) knitting needles. Please, pay attention to the tension! Adjust your stitches count accordingly if the ready swatch will be smaller/larger than 4×4 in (10×10 cm).

Stitches:

In this pattern are used knit and purl stitches.

Pattern Abbreviations:

in – inches                                          cm – centimeters

st– stitch                                             sts /stitches

K2tog – knit 2 stitches together        DPNs- double point needles

K – knit stitch

Before you start.

This hat is worked in a row on 3 double point knitting needles. It is highly recommended to make a swatch 4×4 in (10×10 cm) (see the GAUGE above) to make sure your gauge is not different and if it is to adjust the number of stitches to cast on accordingly.

Instructions

Cast on 52 sts on U.S.8 (5 mm) on circular knitting needles. Distribute all sts on 3 double point knitting needles. Knit with 4th knitting needle in a row. Start with the brim.

Row 1 – 10: *2 knit sts, 2 purl sts*.  Repeat from * to *.

Row 11: knit all sts.

Repeat row 11 until your hat will measure 4.3 in (11 cm) and then start to shape the crown.

Crown.

Row 1:  *k 7 sts, k2tog*. Knit from * to * till the end of the row.

Row 2: k all stitches

Row 3: * k6 sts, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.

Row 4: k all stitches

Row 5: *k5, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.

Row 6: k all stitches

Row 7: *k4, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.

Row 8: *k3, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.

Row 9: *k2, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.

Row 10: *k1, k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.

Row 11: *k2tog*. Knit from * to* till the end of the row.

Cut the yarn leaving a 6 in (15 cm) long tail. Thread the tapestry needle with yarn, draw it through all remaining stitches and gently pull yarn tail inside the hat. Weave the ends.

Download this pattern PDF here. Check my other free patterns here.

The pattern of this hat in all sizes (from newborn to adult) you can find here.

I would LOVE to see how your project turns out! Tag me @olga_zhudro on Instagram to share your beautiful work (in progress or finished). If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below. Happy making!

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