# Basic Ribbed Baby/Child Hat

This is a very basic ribbed hat in several sizes.

**Sizes:**

Preemie – 10″ circumference, 6″ high

Newborn – 12″ circumference, 7″ high

6 month – 14″ circumference, 8″ high

12 month – 16″ circumference, 9″ high

Toddler – 18″ circumference, 9.5″ high

**Gauge:**

22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette

**Materials:**

0.5 to 2 oz (40 to 160 yards) of DK weight soft 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

k2tog = knit two together

ssk = slip one knitwise, slip one knitwise, insert left needle into front of both slipped stitches and knit.

**Pattern:**

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.

**Body:**

Repeat k1, p2, k1 across the round. Do this for each round until the piece measures as follows:

Preemie – 4.75″ high

Newborn – 5.75″ high

6 month – 6.75″ high

12 month – 7.75″ high

Toddler – 8.25″ high

**Crown:**

Repeat across the round

Rnd 1: ssk, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k2tog

Rnd 2: k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k1

Rnd 3: ssk, k2, p2, k2, k2tog

Rnd 4: k3, p2, k3

Rnd 5: ssk, k1, p2, k1, k2tog

Rnd 6: k2, p2, k2

Rnd 7: ssk, p2, k2tog

Rnd 8: k1, p2, k1

Rnd 9: ssk, k2tog

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/.*

do you hav the pattern for the blanket i would like to make the blanket and hat i have two baby’s coming in oct

Which blanket? I will try if you can just let me know what blanket pattern you are seeking.

i will be using a worsted weight yarn for this hat. the child is 5 years old. what modifications do i need to do?

thanks

Use size 8 (5mm) needles and cast on 84.

Good morning. I really would love to try this hat and will be using worsted weight yarn. The hat will be for a 1 year old. What size needles should I use and what number of stitches should I cast on? Thanks.

Sue

Use size 8 needles (5mm) and cast on 72.

I.love this hat but i find the stitches backwards when i start the crown. What am I doing wrong?

When you start the decrease round your stitches on the row previous should be: k1, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, etc.

So the first decrease round (ssk, p1, k2, p2, k2, p1, k2tog) –

The ssk will be on a k and p making the k be on top. The k2tog will be on a p and k, making the k be on top.

I want to make this hat for a 6 month old. I have size 7 needles. How many stiches should I cast on?

Still cast on the 84 stitches. This is such a stretchy hat that it is very forgiving of slight changes.

Hi

If I want to make this hat for a baby whose head measures 15 1/2 inches and I am using sport weight yarn with size five needles what number stitches would you cast on?

Thank you

Cast on 84. This is a very stretchy hat, so is fairly forgiving on exact size.

I want to knit this hat for my grandson who is three Mont old also in a chunky wool how many stiches will . Cast on and what size needles do I use

Use size 10-1/2 needles (6.5mm) and cast on 48 stitches.

I would like to make the hat without folding over the rim. How many inches should I knit up for the 6 month size before decreasing?

5-1/4″

Do you have a baby beanie pattern that is a 1×1 rib.

Thank you

This is a 1×1 rib that has directions from sizes newborn to adult – http://blogs.thetucker.com/knit/2013/01/14/basic-ribbed-hat/

It is made with worsted yarn and size 8 needles.

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! Can you tell me how many to cast on for a newborn size using worsted weight and size 6 needles?

I’m just having to guess a bit about what gauge that would produce, but I’m guessing in-between 17 stitches per 4 inches (worsted on size 8) and 22 stitches per 4 inches (DK on size 6). I guessed 19 stitches per 4 inches, and with that adjustment, if you cast on as a preemie size, that will work out to be a newborn size.

I love that you have such a great Q & A section! I am a new knitter and need to ask questions when I am trying something new. Going to start this hat today for soon to arrive g’baby. I love that it’s stretchy,so he may get more than one winter out of it. Great site!

Hi! So I have a question. If I’m using size 8 needles and thicker yarn how many stitches do I do still? It’s for a newborn but I’m about halfway through with the needles and yarn I have and it’s HUGE?

I just have to guess not knowing the gauge of your yarn. A typical gauge for yarn that would recommend size 8 needles would be 18 stitches per 4 inches. In that case, cast on 60. If your yarn has fewer stitches per 4 inches and what you have made seems like it is more than a couple of inches too big, then you can cast on 48.

Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures on this blog loading?

I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.

Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

Hi Mama

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great job on explain step by step

thanks again

How do I decrease in k2p2 ribbed hat with 84 stiches? I knitted 5.5 inches. Should I decrease now. How?

I need help with this.

thanks in advance for responding so that I can finish my hat.

I am knitted this hat with 4 needles. does this make a difference for decreasing.

If you didn’t divide the stitches in groups of 12, you may have to move stitches around to combine them for the decreases, but that is the only issue.

Body:

6 month – 6.75″ high

Then start the crown section. This will make the hat long for a good size border to flip up.