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Tilting Block Baby Hat

12 September 2012

This hat is textured with a slightly rippled edge. The pattern is appropriate for a girl or boy. The example is in newborn size.

Sizes:

SizeCircumference (Inches)Height (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Small Preemie8.753.750.2620.56
Preemie10.754.50.4132.13
Newborn135.50.646.26
6 month15.256.250.8162.97
12 month17.257.251.0682.24
Toddler19.58.251.34104.09

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

Materials:
DK weight baby yarn (see chart above for amount)
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:
Amount to cast on for the different sizes:
Small Preemie = 48
Preemie = 60
Newborn = 72
6 month = 84
12 month = 96
Toddler = 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.

Repeat each instruction across the round:

Rnds 1, 3, 5: k5, (ssk, yo) 3 times, k1
Rnds 2, 4, 6: p6, k5, p1
Rnds 7, 9, 11: (yo, k2tog) 3 times, k6
Rnds 8, 10, 12: k5, p7

Repeat these twelve rounds until the hat measures the desired height for size:
Small Preemie – 2.5″ high
Preemie – 3.25″ high
Newborn – 4.25″ high
6 month – 5″ high
12 month – 5.75″ high
Toddler – 6.75″ high

Crown: Repeat across the round
Rnd 1: ssk, k2tog, k1, (ssk, yo) 3 times, k1
Rnd 2: p4, k5, p1
Rnd 3: k3, ssk, ssk, yo, ssk, k1
Rnd 4: p4, k3, p1
Rnd 5: k2tog, k2, ssk, k2
Rnd 6: p3, k2, p1
Rnd 7: k2tog, k1, ssk, k1
Rnd 8: k1, p3
Rnd 9: k2tog, ssk

For Newborn and 6 month sizes also do this Rnd 10: k2tog

For 12 month and Toddler sizes also do this Rnd 10 and 11:
Rnd 10: k1, p1
Rnd 11: 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/.

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39 Comments to “Tilting Block Baby Hat”

  1. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. I saw one your patterns in the All Free Knitting email today and then got to your Ravelry page. As must husband would say Awesome! I just kept printing and adding your patterns to my library. Thanks of sharing all of your wonderful patterns for FREE. You must be a blessing to anyone who knows you.

  3. Thank you for the pattern. The picture is terrific.
    After trying the 6mos sz, I might try one for myself.
    Thanks again.

  4. Beautiful pattern! I want one for me. Could you possibly make adjustments to make a womans hat??? I would be most appreciative and would be the envy of the office.

    I would also love to make this into a scarf. That would be too kewl!!!

    Thank you so much for all your hard work and your patterns.
    Your site is bookmarked as a favorite!!

  5. Any chance you have the pattern in an adult size

  6. WOW

  7. WOW! I don’t usually get this excited over baby caps, but this one is beautiful — so beautiful that I’d love to make one for myself, too. I was thinking worsted weight and larger needles, but even at that I’m not sure I could make the conversion(s).

    Thanks for this beautiful pattern!

    • A quick conversion would be use use a worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles (5mm) and cast on 84 for the 6 month size. Knit about 5-1/2 inches from the edge before beginning the crown section.

      For a scarf you’d want to not knit in the round, so it needs to be converted to back and forth knitting. You’d also want an edging. I usually just go with seed stitch:
      With worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles (5mm) cast on 42 stitches.

      Border -
      Border rows 1 and 3: k1, p1 across
      Border rows 2 and 4: p1, k1 across

      Body –
      Rows 1, 3, 5: k1, p1, k1, ** k5, (ssk, yo) 3 times, k1. Repeat from ** three times. p1, k1, p1.
      Rows 2, 4, 6: p1, k1, p1, ** k1, p5, k6. Repeat from ** three times. k1, p1, k1.
      Rows 7, 9, 11: k1, p1, k1, ** (yo, k2tog) 3 times, k6. Repeat from ** three times. p1, k1, p1.
      Rows 8, 10, 12: p1, k1, p1, ** k7, p5. Repeat from ** three times. k1, p1, k1.

      Repeat these 12 rows until scarf is desired length. End body with an odd numbered row. Then work 4 rows of border and cast off.

  8. Unfortunately for my trying to find hats to fit me (they fall over my eyes and therefore I seldom wear them) because my head is only the size of a toddler’s. But this hat does look so cute that I’ll try knitting the toddler one for myself.

  9. I love this. I would like to know how to adapt the pattern to make it adult size. Thanks!

  10. Several of you have requested to have this in an adult size. A quick conversion would be use use a worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles (5mm) and cast on 84 for the 6 month size. Knit about 5-1/2 inches from the edge before beginning the crown section.

  11. Do you have instructions to make this for an adult?

    • A quick conversion would be use use a worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles (5mm) and cast on 84 for the 6 month size. Knit about 5-1/2 inches from the edge before beginning the crown section.

  12. Hi, unfortunately, I can not understand the directions it would be grat for me to see a tutorial, where can i find it? I appreciate it. Thanks!:)

    • I haven’t made a tutorial for this pattern. I have done a couple of video tutorials and several phototutorials for patterns with unique methods or stitches. This is an intermediate pattern, but the stitches and methods are relatively common.

      If there are some specific things about the pattern you would like to see video tutorials about, I can get links to some tutorials others have made.

  13. Love this little hat, cant wait to try it for our new little grand dauaghter only 8 weeks old, thank a mil

  14. Wow!! I’m very exited over this beautiful baby cap, will start knitting one for my great-grad dauther, she is two yrs old. Thank you soo much.

  15. I’m confused with Rnds 1,3,&5. The instructions tells me to K5, ssk, yo 3 times then K1. This amounts to 22 stitches. How does this work out for 108 stitches? It isn’t divisible by 12. What am I doing wrong?

    • (ssk, yo) three times. The k5 is not included in the three times.

      • Then doesn’t that make the repetition 15 stitches? ssk yo, is three stiches, times three is nine, plus the k5 at the beginning is 14, plus the k1 at the end is 15…

        • ssk starts with two stitches and results in one stitch. yo starts with no stitches and produces one stitch. So the ssk + yo combination starts with two stitches and results in two stitches.

  16. Can this hat be made on straight needles?

    • It can be made flat on straight needles and sewn together with a seam. This is the pattern modified for straight needles. I’ve added a stitch to one of the sides, so the cast ons are one stitch more than the in-the-round version:

      Pattern:
      Amount to cast on for the different sizes:
      Small Preemie = 49
      Preemie = 61
      Newborn = 73
      6 month = 85
      12 month = 97
      Toddler = 109

      Repeat each instructions between *’s across the row:

      Rows 1, 3, 5: k1 * k5, (ssk, yo) 3 times, k1 *
      Rows 2, 4, 6: * k1, p5, k6 * k1
      Rows 7, 9, 11: k1 * (yo, k2tog) 3 times, k6 *
      Rows 8, 10, 12: * k7, p5 * k1

      Repeat these twelve rows until the hat measures the desired height for size:
      Small Preemie – 2.5″ high
      Preemie – 3.25″ high
      Newborn – 4.25″ high
      6 month – 5″ high
      12 month – 5.75″ high
      Toddler – 6.75″ high

      Crown: Repeat between *’s across the row
      Row 1: k1 * ssk, k2tog, k1, (ssk, yo) 3 times, k1 *
      Row 2: * k1, p5, k4 * k1
      Row 3: k1 * k3, ssk, ssk, yo, ssk, k1 *
      Row 4: * k1, p3, k4 * k1
      Row 5: k1 * k2tog, k2, ssk, k2 *
      Row 6: * k1, p2, k3 * k1
      Row 7: k1 * k2tog, k1, ssk, k1 *
      Row 8: * k3, p1 * k1
      Row 9: k1 * k2tog, ssk *

      For Newborn and 6 month sizes also do this Row 10: * p2tog * p1

      For 12 month and Toddler sizes also do this Row 10 and 11:
      Row 10: * p1, k1 * k1
      Row 11: k1 * k2tog *

      Cut the yarn with several inches to work with. With a yarn needle, pull the yarn through all the remaining loops, secure. Seam edges of hat together and weave in ends.

  17. this hat is stunning. I can’t wait to try it for my 18 month old and 12 month old grandsons. Will try the conversion for adult sizes. Thanks so much.

  18. thanks for including straight needle instructions – knitting in the round and double needles scare me – beautiful pattern – thanks much for sharing

  19. I love this hat! Can you tell me how to do this stitch flat to make a matching blanket or washcloth to match? I would be ever so grateful :) ~ Thanks, Kim

    • Absolutely –

      Rows 1, 3, 5: k5, (ssk, yo) 3 times, k1
      Rows 2, 4, 6: k1, p5, k6
      Rows 7, 9, 11: (yo, k2tog) 3 times, k6
      Rows 8, 10, 12: k7, p5

  20. What a lovely hat. I would like to knit one for myself! Thanks for your beautiful patterns we are allowed to download. Baie dankie

  21. I knit for a site here in UK called Cuddles. We make burial garments for little ones who don’t make it. I have made this lovely hat in lace weight yarn on 1.75mm and 2mm needles and they look great.

  22. Just found your site and I love it! It’s so nice that you provide a chart with the different sizes. And being able to go to another pattern (at the bottom of page) is super convenient! I’ll be bookmarking for sure. THANKS

    Jean J.

  23. I love the Tilting Block Baby Hat. Is there a baby sweater pattern to match? Would love to make a set for a new baby girl.

    • So sorry I don’t have a baby sweater pattern to match. Because of the zig zag nature of the pattern, I think it would be difficult to make in an overall effect on a sweater, but it might work as a border.

  24. Hi,

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful pattern and for the clear instructions.there is just one I do not really understand: what is yo?

    Thank you very much.

  25. Thank you for the hat pattern! The hat is adorable! Do you happen to have a pattern for matching booties?! Thank you!!

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