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Diamond Trellis Baby Hat

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This is a simple baby hat in several sizes. The slipped stitches look more complicated than they are. I have included a photo tutorial on the technique.

Small preemie – 8″ circumference, 4″ high
Preemie – 10″ circumference, 5.5″ high
Newborn – 12″ circumference, 6″ high
6 month – 14″ circumference, 7″ high
12 month – 16″ circumference, 7.5″ high
Toddler – 18″ circumference, 8″ high

22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

0.5 to 1 oz (40 to 80 yards) of DK weight baby yarn
Size 6 (4 mm) 40″ circular needle (for magic loop) or set of size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles
Yarn needle
Cable needle

k = knit
p = purl
t2f = twist 2 front – slip next st onto cable needle and hold at front of work, purl next St from left-hand needle, then knit st from cable needle or knit into front of 2nd stitch on left hand needle then knit into front of 1st stitch and slip off needle together.
t2b = twist 2 back – slip next st onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next St from left-hand needle, then purl st from cable needle.
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.
sl3wyif = slip three stitches with yarn in front – while holding yarn to the front, slip each of the next three stitches purlwise

Small preemie – Cast on 48
Preemie – Cast on 60
Newborn – Cast on 72
6 month – Cast on 84
12 month – Cast on 96
Toddler – Cast on 108

Join to knit in the round. Divide stitches between double pointed needles or needles for a magic loop. Divide with multiples of 12 on each needle.

Ribbing (6 rounds for preemie size, 8 rounds for other sizes): k, p repeated across round

Repeat across round:
Rnd 1: sl3wyif, p5, sl3wyif, p1
Rnd 2: k1, p1, k1, p5, (k1, p1) twice
Rnd 3: k1, p1, t2f, p3, t2b, p1, k1, p1
Rnd 4: k1, p2, k1, p3, k1, p2, k1, p1
Rnd 5: k1, p2, t2f, p1, t2b, p2, k1, p1
Rnd 6: k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1
Rnd 7: k1, p3, sl3wyif, p3, k1, p1
Rnd 8: Repeat rnd 6
Rnd 9: k1, p2, t2b, p1, t2f, p2, k1, p1
Rnd 10: Repeat rnd 4
Rnd 11: k1, p1, t2b, p3, t2f, p1, k1, p1
Rnd 12: Repeat rnd 2

Repeat these twelve rounds (end with a round 6) until the hat measures the desired height for size including the ribbing:
Small preemie – 3″ high
Preemie – 4.25″ high
Newborn – 4.75″ high
6 month – 5.75″ high
12 month – 6.25″ high
Toddler – 6.75″ high

Repeat across the round
Rnd 1: k1, p3, sk2p, p3, k1, p1
Rnd 2: k1, p7, k1, p1
Rnd 3: ssk, p5, k2tog, p1
Rnd 4: k1, p5, k1, p1
Rnd 5: ssk, p3, k2tog, p1
Rnd 6: k1, p3, k1, p1
Rnd 7: ssk, p1, k2tog, p1
Rnd 8: k1, p1, k1, p1
Rnd 9: sk2p, p1
Cut the yarn with several inches to work with.  With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure and weave in end.

12/17/15 – replaced a broken link for Magic Loop method

Restrictions on the use of this pattern are available at http://stitcheryprojects.com/using-my-patterns/.

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14 Comments to “Diamond Trellis Baby Hat”

  1. love this hat! plan to make one for daughter in-law and 4 month old granddaughter. thanks

    • I am interested in making an adult version of this hat. How many stitches do I put on and what size needle?


      • For an adult women’s size, I’d use worsted weight yarn and size 8 (5mm) needles and cast on 84 stitches. That should make roughly a medium size. To make a small adult, cast on 72 stitches or large adult, 96 stitches.

  2. Knitting a few of these caps for my little friends (the children )in the cancer hospital in Johannesburg South Africa.

  3. This looks really interesting, I’m looking forward to knitting it.

  4. I’m trying to adapt the diamond trellis baby hat pattern to make a baby cardigan-I thought I had it but can not get the idea of how to do sl3wyif-it comes out looking ridiculous when I do it–help please Karen

    • I couldn’t find a video with slipping three stitches, but found one with slipping one. Slipping three would be the same idea, just slipping three stitches purlwise before doing the next stitch. In the video she is knitting before and after the slipped stitches so is moving her yarn forward to slip and then back to knit again. Since this has purls on either side of the slips, the yarn always stays at the front.


      If this doesn’t help, let me know more about what it looks like when you do it.

  5. Happy New Year
    Thank you vey much the hat so nice

  6. I’ve started to knit this beautiful hat for a new great-grandbaby due in June but found an error in Rnd 7. The stitch count is 15 instead of 12 and I’m not able to figure out the correct pattern. Are there any other errors that you are aware of? Thank you, Sue

    • Rnd 7: k1, p3, sl3wyif, p3, k1, p1

      1 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 1 + 1 = 12

      I don’t know of any errors in the pattern. I know several others have made the hat.

  7. Can I knit this with straight needles instead of in the round, and just do a seam? Knitting in the round is not my friend. How would I need to modify the pattern? Thanks.

  8. I’m really looking forward to making this hat, but I agree with Sue about line 7.
    Rnd 7: k1, p3, sl3wyif, p3, k1, p1
    1 + 3 + 6 + 3 + 1 = 15 Help, please.

    • The sl3wyif only uses 3 stitches. It just means to bring the yarn to the front and then slip three stitches without purling them.

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