Faceted Lace and Cables Baby Hat for Straight Needles
This is a very textured and ornate baby hat. The example is in toddler size.
This is the straight needle version of this pattern. The in-the-round version is available here.
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
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
0.5 to 1.5 oz (40 to 120 yards) of DK weight baby yarn
Size 6 (4 mm) straight needles
k = knit
p = purl
c4f = cable 4 forward – Slip the next 2 stitches onto cable needle and hold in front of work. Knit the next 2 stitches from left-hand needle, knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle.
k2tog = knit two together
sk2p = slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together; 2 stitches have been decreased
p3tog = purl three together
Small preemie – Cast on 46
Preemie – Cast on 57
Newborn – Cast on 68
6 month – Cast on 79
12 month – Cast on 90
Toddler – Cast on 101
Repeat sections between * across the row.
Row 1: k
Row 2: k
Row 3: k1 * k4, yo, k7, yo * k1 (this will increase your stitches for the remainder of the body of the hat to a multiple of 13 plus 2)
Row 4: p1 * k1, p7, k1, p4 * p1
Row 5: k1 * c4f, p1, yo, k2, sk2p, k2, yo, p1 * k1
Row 6: p1 * k2, p5, k2, p4 * p1
Row 7: k1 * k4, p2, yo, k1, sk2p, k1, yo, p2 * k1
Row 8: p1 * k3, p3, k3, p4 * p1
Row 9: k1 * c4f, p3, yo, sk2p, yo, p3 * k1
Row 10: p1 * k4, p1, k4, p4 * p1
Row 11: k1 * k4, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo * k1
Repeat rows 4 to 11 (end with a row 4) until the hat measures the desired height for size:
Small preemie – 2.25″ high
Preemie – 3.5″ high
Newborn – 4″ high
6 month – 5″ high
12 month – 5.5″ high
Toddler – 6″ high
Repeat between * across the row
Row 1: k1 * c4f, p1, k2, sk2p, k2, p1 * k1
Row 2: p1 * k1, p5, k1, p4 * p1
Row 3: k1 * k4, p1, k1, sk2p, k1, p1 * k1
Row 4: p1 * k1, p3, k1, p4 * p1
Row 5: k1 * c4f, p1, sk2p, p1 * k1
Row 6: p1 * k1, p1, k1, p4 * p1
Row 7: k1 * k4, p3tog * k1
Row 8: p1 * k1, p4 * p1
Row 9: k1 * k1, sk2p, p1 * k1
Row 10: p1 * k1, p2 * p1
Row 11: k1 * k2tog, p1 * 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. Seam edges together.
Thank you for Sharing this pretty Baby hat I knit for my local Mum And Baby Unit.. and It will be nice to give Older siblings the same hat too!! All little girls like to look pretty And Having “Baby sister” with the same hat will make it that much nicer
Thank you SO much for sharing this beautiful pattern!! I am 60 and bedridden. Knitting is now my passion and this little hat will be a joy to knit. You have made my life a little brighter today!!
This would look lovely on an adult. How do I adjust the pattern to fit an adult (small)? Thanks in advance!
A cast on of 112 should be the only adjustment you would need.
Hi I’m having trouble working out this pattern. It doesn’t seem to have right amount of stitches after 3rd row. Can you tell me how many stitches i should have for a newborn..After casting on 68 i have 79 after the increase row
I am so sorry I’m just now getting back to you on this. You should have 80 stitches after row 3. There are two increases in each repeat, and for that size, there are 6 repeats, so you are increasing 12 stitches.
Can I use size 6 circular needles? Also would the sizing change if I use a medium weight yarn instead of the one you have used?
You can use circular needles and just knit back and forth. The medium weight yarn will probably increase the size a bit, so you might want to cast on for one size smaller.
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