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Two Lace Baby Hats

11 October 2011

These lacy baby hats are simple but look complicated. The one on the left is fan lace and the one on the right is tiffany lace.

There are pattern available for coordinating baby blankets for both the fan lace and the tiffany lace.

Sizes:
Small preemie – 8″ circumference, 3.5″ high
Preemie – 10″ circumference, 5″ high
Newborn – 12″ circumference, 5.5″ high
6 month – 14″ circumference, 6.5″ high
12 month – 16″ circumference, 7″ high
Toddler – 18″ circumference, 7.5″ high

Gauge:
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

Materials:
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

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
k-b = knit through back loop – knit through the loop at the back of the needle instead of the front of the needle – produces a twisted stitch
k2tog = knit two together
ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased
p3tog = purl three together

Pattern:

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.

Fan Lace:

Repeat each instruction across the round:
Rnd 1 and all odd rounds: k11, p1
Rnd 2: ssk, k3-b, yo, k1, yo, k3-b, k2tog, p1
Rnd 4: ssk, k2-b, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2-b, k2tog, p1
Rnd 6: ssk, k1-b, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1-b, k2tog, p1
Rnd 8: ssk, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) three times, yo, k2tog, p1

Repeat these eight rounds (end with a round eight) until the hat measures the desired height for size:
Small preemie – 2.5″ high
Preemie – 3.75″ high
Newborn – 4.25″ high
6 month – 5.25″ high
12 month – 5.75″ high
Toddler – 6.25″ high

Crown:
Repeat across the round
Rnd 1: k11, p1
Rnd 2: ssk, k3-b, k1, k3-b, k2tog, p1
Rnd 3: k9, p1
Rnd 4: ssk, k2-b, k1, k2-b, k2tog, p1
Rnd 5: k7, p1
Rnd 6: ssk, k1-b, k1, k1-b, k2tog, p1
Rnd 7: k5, p1
Rnd 8: ssk, k1, k2tog, p1
Rnd 9: k3, p1
Rnd 10: 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.

Tiffany Lace:

Repeat each instruction across the round:
Rnd 1 and all odd rounds:  p1, k9, p1, k1
Rnd 2: p1, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, p1, k1
Rnd 4: p1, k1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1, p1, k1
Rnd 6: p1, k2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2, p1, k1
Rnd 8: p1, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, p1, k1
Rnds 9 to 16: Repeat rounds 1 to 8
Rnd 17: p1, k9, p1, k1
Rnd 18: p1, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, p1, k1

Repeat rounds 17 and 18 until the hat measures the desired height for size:
Small preemie – 2.5″ high
Preemie – 3.75″ high
Newborn – 4.25″ high
6 month – 5.25″ high
12 month – 5.75″ high
Toddler – 6.25″ high

Crown:
Repeat across the round
Rnd 1: p1, k9, p1, k1
Rnd 2: p1, k3, sk2p, k3, p1, k1
Rnd 3: p1, k7, p1, k1
Rnd 4: p1, k2, sk2p, k2, p1, k1
Rnd 5: p1, k5, p1, k1
Rnd 6: p1, k1, sk2p, k1, p1, k1
Rnd 7: p1, k3, p1, k1
Rnd 8: p1, sk2p, p1, k1
Rnd 9: p1, k1, p1, k1
Rnd 10: p3tog, k1
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.

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

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62 Comments to “Two Lace Baby Hats”

  1. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO precious!

  2. Have knitted a Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf using the Tiffany Lace (Classic Elite Yarns) That turned out well so can’t wait to try Baby Hat for new grand daughter.

  3. Rosi Bohabot-Van Nederynen

    So beautiful!!!!!!!

  4. I KNIT A LOT OF HATS FOR PROJECT LINUS & MISSION OF HOPE, SO AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW PATTERNS.
    THIS PATTERN & A FEW OTHERS I’VE SEEN, MENTION MAGIC LOOP. WHAT IS THAT??? I USUALLY USE THE CIRCULAR NEEDLE FOR BOTH IN THE ROUND & STRAIGHT KNITTING.

    • The magic loop is a method of using a long circular needle to knit in the round on small items such as socks or baby hats. There is a tutorial on how to use the magic loop at http://weebleknits.net/mloop.html.

      Before the magic loop, I always finished hats with double pointed needles so that the crown wouldn’t have a seam, but I didn’t enjoy using double pointed needles at all, so didn’t make many hats. The magic loop has caused me to finally really enjoy making hats.

      • I tried making with magic loop but ended frustrated bec I could not pull my stitches from the wire to the knitting needle and ended. Up in mess and gave up I use double point which are easier but the stitches tend to come off the edges
        Lalita

  5. I just love these 2 hats; my 4th great-grandy is due in Dec, a little girl, so I’ll do a couple of these for her in different sizes.
    Thanks for the pattern.
    Lynn Clearwater

  6. These are very pretty and so simple. Lovely for a little one’s head. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Love these two little hats and thanks for sending the patter. I’m wondering if you have the pattern modified for a bigger person(adult lady). Love the fan lace one on the left.

    • If you use size 8 (5mm) needles and a worsted weight yarn, casting on 84 stitches will give an adult lady size. You will probably want to make the hat about 5.75″ before starting the crown decreases.

  8. When working the crown, I ended up with 36 stitches left. Do I pull yarn through all of these?

    • How many did you originally cast on? The crown decreases 10 stitches for each repeat of 12, so should leave you 2 stitches for each repeat of the 12 stitch pattern you started with. So for these cast on amounts you should have these ending stitches:
      48 – 8
      60 – 10
      72 – 12
      84 – 14
      96 – 16
      108 – 18

  9. I made a scarf using the tiffany pattern . I gave it to one of my relatives for Christmas and she loved it.. I am trying to make a hat to go with it and until now I didn’t even know it was called a tiffany lace pattern..she is an adult, so how do I go about making a hat for her in this lace pattern?? thanks for your help!! and thanks for identifying this pattern it is really pretty and My niece now wants one,also..

    • If you use size 8 (5mm) needles and a worsted weight yarn, casting on 84 stitches will give an adult lady size. You will probably want to make the hat about 5.75″ before starting the crown decreases.

  10. Just finished knitting the Fan Lace baby hat. What a delightful and interesting project. I so enjoyed knitting it. Next one – the Tiffany Lace hat. I knit for charity and have been told these little hats for newborns are a boon.
    Sincerely,
    Sheila D.
    British Columbia
    Canada.

  11. On useing a circular needle what size other than the one you have could I use. I do not have a 20″ but I do have a 16″ could I use that?? That is for the pink hat pattern in lace thanks

    I notice you are using the magic loop method I cannot find those where I live. Where do buy them?? I hope I hear from you in regard to this before I go shoping snd looking for one.

    • I have a yarn shop near me that carries Addi Turbo needles. I would highly recommend the Addi brand, but they aren’t cheap. They are usually $25 or so. But they are the best quality circular needles I’ve ever used. You could call local shops to ask if they carry that brand. I have also found those at some online stores by Googling “Addi Turbo”.

      Depending on what size hat you are making, you could use a 16″ circular until you get to the cap reductions. Then you would have to move to double pointed needles or a magic loop.

  12. Hi All,
    Can you help me understand K3-B a bit?
    Option 1: Knit 3 into the back of one stitch.
    Option 2: Knit into the back of each of three stitches.
    Option 3: I’m completely off base and please correct me.

    Thanks so much,
    -S

  13. I have tried making the fan lace several times. When I get to the 7th rnd I never have enough stitches to complete it. I was trying to make it using baby weight but have move to a little bit heavier weight just to be able to see more clearly the pattern. What do you think I might be doing wrong? I have gone over the stitches many times and just can’t seem to figure it out.
    Thanks for you help

  14. Very pretty hats. My grand daughter is due in August, those would make very nice gifts for her.

  15. How to do these on straight needles?? TY!

    They are gorgeous and would be fun to do for charity.

  16. I really enjoyed making the Tiffany Lace baby hat and wrote about it on my blog! http://knittingpatternreview.blogspot.com/2012/05/mama-sticherys-tiffany-lace-baby-hat.html

  17. Absolutely LOVING how the fan lace is shaping up for my little girl due in August! One question, I am on a 16 inch circular right now, I am starting the crown. What row do you suggest I switch to dpns and how should I divide up the stitches to get it to work right? Thanks so much, can’t wait to knit more of your patterns, This is my second:)

    • Just switch to dpns whenever it starts to feel tight on your circular. You might be able to get through one row of reductions, but will probably have to switch with the second set. If you divide your stitches among the needles in multiples of 12, then you can make all the reductions without having to move stitches.

  18. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful hat.

  19. I am trying to knit the tiffany lace hat. I seem to be messing up however. Will there always be 48 stitches until I start the decrease? I am confused about the YO. RND 2 p1,yo,k3,sk2p,k3,yo,p1,k1- When you purl then knit you do change the yarn to the front for k. Is this increasing a stitch right there. I understand YO. My brain is not computing!! Thanks for any help
    Beryl

    • Yes, the 48 stitches will be consistent until you start to decrease.

      Doing yarnovers between a purl and knit stitch is a bit odd. When going from a purl to a knit with a yarnover between, you can just leave the yarn in front when inserting the needle for the knit and it will form a yarnover. When going from a knit to a purl, you will have to wind the yarn around the needle a little more than usual to form the yarnover since you will also have to bring the yarn forward for the purl.

  20. Hi,

    Can I knit these hats on a size 7 circular needle using this yarn it’s a Simplicity yarn – HiKoo DK 8ply 117 yards/50g – gauge 20-22sts + 4 inches

    Great patterns I love them

    thanks

    • Absolutely. You will probably end up in the larger part of the gauge so may need to cast on for a size smaller than you are making.

  21. Made both of these for the hospital’s purple program. Both turned out precious. Thanks.

  22. Hi Mama…
    Thank you so much for so generously sharing both the fan lace and tiffany lace hat and blanket patterns.

    I am having problems finding the fan lace blanket…
    Please help.

    Thanks so much,

    Camilla

    • Thanks for letting me know about the lace blanket. The link to it in the hat pattern was messed up. I fixed the link, but here is the direct path to the pattern: http://blogs.thetucker.com/knit/2012/02/01/fan-lace-baby-blanket/

      • Thank you Mama for such a speedy reply..

        I have 10 grandchildren (older) and 1 great grandchild coming in a few months…

        I also do some charity knitting for babies.

        We are on a strict budget …retired… and this means more to me getting your beautiful patterns than anything.

        Again thank you for your generous sharing and God Bless you and your family,

        Camilla

  23. Hi,

    I hope you don’t mind but I blogged about this great hat pattern and can’t wait to knit some more

    http://thetravellingchaplins.blogspot.com/

    thank you for sharing it is truly a beautiful hat

    Karen

  24. Hi there, I’m now trying the Fan lace and have got to rnd 6 – ssk, k1-b, yo, k1 (yo, ssk) twice

    And this is the bit I don’t understand after I have done the yo, & k1 do I then do the (yo,ssk) twice and then continue with rest which is yo, k1-b, k2tog, p1

    I hope you can help thanks

  25. Hello,
    I am using a combination of viscose (55%) and wool (45%) yarn it says medium 4 and to use size 5mm needles; so my question is, do I still use size 4mm and cast on 77 for my 4 month old?
    Thank you

  26. Would you have a pattern for these 2 hats using straight knitting needles (not double pointed) where you sew the seam?

    • Here you go –

      Pattern:
      Small preemie – Cast on 49
      Preemie – Cast on 61
      Newborn – Cast on 73
      6 month – Cast on 85
      12 month – Cast on 97
      Toddler – Cast on 109

      Fan Lace:
      Repeat each instruction between * across the row:
      Row 1 and all odd rows: * k1, p11 *, k1
      Row 2: * p1, ssk, k3-b, yo, k1, yo, k3-b, k2tog *, p1
      Row 4: * p1, ssk, k2-b, yo, k1, yo, ssk, yo, k2-b, k2tog *, p1
      Row 6: * p1, ssk, k1-b, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) twice, yo, k1-b, k2tog *, p1
      Row 8: * p1, ssk, yo, k1, (yo, ssk) three times, yo, k2tog *, p1
      Repeat these eight rows (end with a row eight) until the hat measures the desired height for size:
      Small preemie – 2.5″ high
      Preemie – 3.75″ high
      Newborn – 4.25″ high
      6 month – 5.25″ high
      12 month – 5.75″ high
      Toddler – 6.25″ high
      Crown:
      Repeat between * across the row
      Row 1: * k1, p11 *, k1
      Row 2: * p1, ssk, k3-b, k1, k3-b, k2tog *, p1
      Row 3: * k1, p9 *, k1
      Row 4: * p1, ssk, k2-b, k1, k2-b, k2tog *, p1
      Row 5: * k1, p7 *, k1
      Row 6: * p1, ssk, k1-b, k1, k1-b, k2tog *, p1
      Row 7: * k1, p5 *, k1
      Row 8: * p1, ssk, k1, k2tog *, p1
      Row 9: * k1, p3 *, k1
      Row 10: * p1, sk2p *, p1
      Cut the yarn with several inches to work with. With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure, seam and weave in end.

      Tiffany Lace:
      Repeat each instruction between * across the row:
      Row 1 and all odd rows: * p1, k1, p9, k1 *, p1
      Row 2: * k1, p1, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, p1 *, k1
      Row 4: * k1, p1, k1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, k1, p1 *, k1
      Row 6: * k1, p1, k2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, k2, p1 *, k1
      Row 8: * k1, p1, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, p1 *, k1
      Rows 9 to 16: Repeat rounds 1 to 8
      Row 17: * p1, k1, p9, k1 *, p1
      Rnd 18: * k1, p1, k3, yo, sk2p, yo, k3, p1 *, k1
      Repeat rows 17 and 18 until the hat measures the desired height for size:
      Small preemie – 2.5″ high
      Preemie – 3.75″ high
      Newborn – 4.25″ high
      6 month – 5.25″ high
      12 month – 5.75″ high
      Toddler – 6.25″ high
      Crown:
      Repeat between * across the row
      Row 1: * p1, k1, p9, k1 *, p1
      Row 2: * k1, p1, k3, sk2p, k3, p1 *, k1
      Row 3: * p1, k1, p7, k1 *, p1
      Row 4: * k1, p1, k2, sk2p, k2, p1 *, k1
      Row 5: * p1, k1, p5, k1 *, p1
      Row 6: * k1, p1, k1, sk2p, k1, p1 *, k1
      Row 7: * p1, k1, p3, k1 *, p1
      Row 8: * k1, p1, sk2p, p1 *, k1
      Row 9: * p1, k1 *, p1
      Row 10: * k1, p3tog *, k1
      Cut the yarn with several inches to work with. With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure, seam and weave in end.

  27. Thank you for the lovely hat patterns. I make premie hats for our local hospital and I can hardly wait to make these in several different colours.

  28. I seem to be the only person here that can’t divide 84 stitches by 12. How do you follow the pattern only written for 12 stitches on each dpn? I’ve made socks on dpn for 40 years. I don’t get this. Thanks.

    • You want to divide into multiples of 12. If you are using three needles, then 24/24/36. For four needles 24/24/24/12.

  29. My 1st attempt using “magic loop” was the Tiffany hat. MAGIC!!!
    So many lovely patterns.
    Thanks

  30. Mama, I’m making the fan lace hat and am wondering how to measure the crown – from the “dip” in the edge or the longest distance from the “hump” in the edge?

    I’m loving these neat hats – I only knit for friends, but they will be getting more of these great hats. Thanks!

    • When the hats are worn, the rippled edge stretches, so the differences in the dip and hump aren’t as exaggerated. So I think it is safest to measure to the halfway point of the dips and humps.

  31. I love the patterns and matching blankets. How do I keep the ends from curling? It is especially bad on the blanket. I’m using an acrylic yarn. Thank you.

    • I think most people are blocking the blanket to solve that. I used a shiny cotton that didn’t curl quite as bad. The curling on the edge of the hat should be lessened when stretched, so typically doesn’t curl when worn.

  32. Yesterday I made the fac lace baby hat. I used Lions Pound of Love baby yarn. I found the pattern to be very easy to follow. It make up extremely fast. I found no errors in the pattern and totally plan to make it again. It’s just lovely!

  33. You might possibly be the best person out there, offering free patterns AND altering them when a person asks for the pattern in straight needles, not circular! I’ve never been able to wrap my mind around double-points, so this is a boon to me.

    keep on stitching!

  34. I just bought several sets of the metal Addi circular needles in 12″ length, in sizes used for DK yarn. Worth every penny as they glide through the yarn. They were perfect for making the hat in the baby size, as the 16″ long needles are just a bit too long. Only had to do the last few rows of the decrease on double point, so this was really fast to make.

    Thanks for the free pattern.

  35. Gregoria Dsouza

    Thanks a lot for the beautiful patterns. Going to try it immediately. It was very nice of you to take the trouble to give the pattern for straight needles too.

  36. Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for and I didn’t even know what I was looking for! Yay! Blessings to your generous, beautiful spirit!

  37. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely baby hat patterns. Just made one for an upcoming grandie. Do you have patterns for matching booties and sweater?

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