Baby Hat Patterns
Hospital Basic Baby Hat
Knit on circular or double pointed needles
Begin at lower edge. Using circular or double pointed needles about US size 6 needle cast on 64 stitches. Place marker and join, being careful not to twist stitches.
Knit until hat measures 5 inches.
Round 1: *Knit 6, knit 2 together, repeat from * around.
Rounds 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, Work even.
Round 3: *Knit 5, knit 2 together, repeat from * around.
Round 5: *Knit 4, knit 2 together, repeat from * around.
Round 7: *Knit 3, knit 2 together, repeat from * around.
Round 9: *Knit 2, knit 2 together, repeat from * around.
Round 11: *Knit 1, knit 2 together, repeat from * around.
Round 13: *Knit 2 together, repeat from * around.
Break yarn, leaving an 8” strand. Thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight. Fasten off. Work in ends.
Hospital Crocheted Baby Hat
Use size F hook with baby yarn (9 sc = 2 inches)
1. ch 4, join w slip stitch to form ring
2. ch 1, work 10 single crochet in ring, do not join with slip stitch. You will work in rounds.
3. 2 sc in each sc around (20 sc)
4. Work 1 round even (20 sc)
5. 2 sc in each sc around (40 sc)
6. Work 1 round even (40 sc)
7. *1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc*, rep from * around (60 sc)
8. Continue working sc in rounds until cap measures 8" from top to bottom
9. End off, weave end into outside edge
10. Turn up 2" cuff
The Perfect Knit Baby Hat
Materials: Soft baby or sport weight yarn, any pastel color or pastel ombre’s
Needles: Size 4 and 6
This is a rib pattern which will be visible after 3-4 rows.
Sizes: Small 65 stitches x 4 ½ inches long before decrease
Medium 69 stitches x 5 inches long before decrease
Large 73 stitches x 5 ½ inches long before decrease
Row 1: With size 6 needles, loosely cast on 65 (69, 73) stitches.
Row 2: Knit 2, purl 2 across row, ending K1.
Row 3: Change to size 4 needles, K2, P2, across, ending K1.
Continue row 3 until piece measures 4 ½, (5, 5 ½) inches.
First decrease row: K1, k2 tog. across.
Purl one row.
Second decrease row: K3, k2 tog. across.
Purl one row.
Next decrease row: K2, k2 tog. across
Purl one row
Cut yarn leaving about 12 inches and thread onto yarn needle. Thread through remaining stitches and pull up lightly.
Sew seam from bottom and knot off well with piece of yarn used to gather top. Add pompom, if desired.
This rib pattern can be used for any size hat, for children or adults, using larger needles and worsted weight yarn, increasing number of stitches and length of piece as needed. Always be sure to cast on a multiple of 4 stitches plus one and work all rows in k1, p1 until decrease rows, so the unique ribbing will appear. These hats, though very stretchy, hold their shape well.
Original pattern by Jane Bonning
Baby Cocoon Patterns
Baby Cocoon 1
Red Heart Buttercup: 4 balls 4277 Light Mint Multi
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5}
2 Split-lock stitch markers, yarn needle
Round 1: Beginning at lower edge, ch 9; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 6 ch, 3 sc in last ch, PM in center sc of the last 3 sc, working on opposite side of ch, sc in next 6 ch, 2 sc in last ch, PM in last sc made – 18 sc. Do not join but work in continuous rounds. Move markers up each round.
Next Round: [Sc in each sc to 1 sc before marked sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in marked sc] twice – 20 sc.
Repeat last round until there are 54 sc.
Work even on 54 sc until 21” from beginning. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Fold top edge down for cuff.
Round 1: Beginning at top of hat, ch 5; sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 2 ch, 3 sc in last ch, PM in center sc of the last 3 sc, working on opposite side of ch, sc in sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in last ch, PM in last sc made – 10 sc. Do not join but work in continuous rounds. Move markers up each round.
Next Round: [Sc in each sc to 1 sc before marked sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in marked sc] twice – 12 sc.
Repeat last round until there are 42 sc.
Work even on 42 sc until 8” from beginning. Fasten off. Weave in ends. Fold bottom edge up for cuff.
Baby Cocoon 2
6 oz soft worsted weight yarn ( I like Simply Soft for these)
H crochet hook
Ch 5, join with sl st to form ring, ch 2. (counts as a HDC now and throughout)
Rnd 1: Make 11 HDC in ring, sl st in top of first hdc, ch 2. (12hdc)
Rnd 2: 1 hdc in base of ch 2 stitch, 2 hdc in each st around, (but not in the base of the ch 2 of the previous round) sl st in top of first hdc, ch 2. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: 1 hdc in base of ch 2 stitch, (hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next) repeat around, sl st to first hdc, ch 2. (35 sts)
Rnd 4: 1 hdc in base of ch 2 stitch, (hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) repeat around to the last stitch, sl st to first hdc, ch 2. (45 sts)
Rnd 5: 1 hdc in base of ch 2 stitch, (hdc in next 3 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) repeat around to the last stitch, sl st to first hdc, ch 2. ( 57 sts)
Rnd 6: 1 hdc in base of ch 2 stitch, ( hdc in next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc) repeat around to the last stitch, sl st to first hdc, ch 3. ( 68 sts).
Rnd 7: DC in base of ch 3 stitch, DC in each HDC around. Sl st to top of ch 3 and join. Ch 3.
Rnd 8: 1 DC in base of ch 3 stitch, DC in each DC around. Sl st to top of ch 3 and join. Ch 3.
Rnd 9 – 28: Repeat rnd 8 until cocoon measures about 13.5”. Sl st to top of ch 3 and join. Ch 3.
Rnd 29 – 32: BPDC ( Back post double crochet) in each dc. Join with sl st and end off. Weave in end.
Using a soft thick yarn and an H hook, chain 5 and join to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in the ring, *sc, ch 3, 2 dc in ring ( repeat from *, 3 more times to form 5 petals).
Join with slip stitch.
Rnd 2: Ch 5 and join with a sc in the back of the first sc of previous row. *Ch 5 and join with a sc in the back of the next sc. Repeat from * around.
Rnd 3: *Ch 3, 4 dc in the ch 5, join to next ch 5 with a sc. Repeat from * around. Join with a slip stitch. End off and weave in ends.
Hungry Caterpillar Cocoon
17” Long x 22” wide, The Hat is 13” around x 5” drop (my newborn size of choice)
K and I hooks required
Worsted Weight Yarn
(I used Impeccable Yarn in Kelly Green (A) and Cherry Red, Red Heart Super Saver in Spring Green (B), Corn Meal and Dark Purple; I love This Yarn in Pistachio (C).
Stitches Used: Half Double Crochet (HDC), Single Crochet (SC), Slip Stitch (SS)
I did not work in the round, I never do on hats. Each row ends in a slip stitch, chain up unless otherwise stated. Ch1 for single crochet, Ch2 for half double crochet and Ch3 for double crochet. Unless otherwise stated.
Row 1: (Using the K hook and yarn A) in a Magic Circle, 9 HDC worked in a circle. Cinch closed and slip stitch, chain 2 (9)
Row 2: 2 HDC in each stitch around (18)
Row 3: HDC around and increase (HDC twice) every 2nd stitch (27)
Row 4: One HDC in each stitch around (27)
Row 5: HDC around increasing every 3rd stitch (36)
Row 6: HDC around increasing every 4th stitch (45)
Row 7: One HDC in each stitch around (45)
Row 8: HCD around increasing every 5th stitch (54)
Row 9: HDC around increasing every 6th stitch (63)
Rows 10-12: HDC around (63)
Fasten off (crochet over ends so that you don’t have to weave them all in at the end. Change to yarn B.
Rows 13-16: HDC around (63)
Fasten off, Change to yarn C
Rows 17-20: HDC around (63)
Fasten off, Change to yarn A
Rows 21-24: HDC around (63)
Fasten off, change to yarn B
Rows 25-28: HDC around (63)
Fasten off, change to yarn C
Rows 29-32: HDC around (63)
Fasten off, change to yarn A and to the I hook,
Row 33: ch3, DC around (63)
Row 34: Alternate BPDC, FPDC around (63)
Row 35: Repeat Row 34
Red Yarn and the K Hook
Row 1: In a Magic Circle, 8 HDC worked in circle. Cinch closed and slip stitch, chain 2 (8)
Row 2: 2 HDC in each stitch (16)
Row 3: HDC around increasing every other stitch (24)
Row 4: HDC around increasing every 3rd stitch (32)
Row 5: HDC around increasing every 4th stitch (40)
Row 6-11: HDC around (40)
Row 12: Slip stitch around (40)
Eyes – Make 2
Using yellow yarn and the I Hook
SC 6 times in a magic circle, Cinch and slip stitch, ch 1 (6)
SC 2 times in each stitch (12), fasten off.
In any stitch, slip stitch green yarn B onto the circle. Sc around increasing in every other stitch (18)
Fasten off; leave a tail about 16 inches long to sew the eyes on.
Sew these on the front of the hat using the tail, fasten off and weave in ends behind eye.
Antennae – Make 2
Using the purple and the I Hook
Chain 10, slip stitch in the 3rd chain form hook and in the next 6 chains. Fasten off, leaving a three-inch tail.
I use the two tails and tie these right on the hat, really tight and I tie them about 6 times.
Laurel Love Cocoon
FO should measure approx. 8in. wide and 13.5-14in. Long
Gage: approximately 2.5 stiches per inch ( 10 stitches = 4 inches)
Yarn: 1.5 skeins or approx. 100 yards of Super Bulky – I used Aquarella Malabrigo
40” US13 knitting needle
Cast on 40 stitches. Join in the round, place marker and begin knitting in stockinette stitch. Continue knitting in stockinette stitch until knitted piece measures 12 inches in length. Follow decrease sequence. End by running a 6” tail of yarn through remaining 8 stitches. Weave in ends. I did not wash nor block my cocoon as I wanted it to retain the “puffy” yarn look instead of the flatter more uniform look of a washed/blocked garment.
R1: *K8, K2tog, repeat around from* (36 stitches remain)
R2: K all stitches
R3: *K7, K2tog, repeat around from* (32 stitches remain)
R4: K all stitches
R5: *K6, k2tog, repeat around from* (28 stitches remain)
R6: K5, K2tog, repeat around from* (24 stitches remain)
R7: *K4, K2tog, repeat around from* (20 stitches remain)
R8: *K3, K2tog, repeat around from* (16 stitches remain)
R9: *K2, K2tog, repeat around from* (12 stitches remain)
R10: K all stitches
R11: K2tog around (8 stitches remain)
R12: cut 10” tail to weave through eight remaining stitches.
This pattern comes from http://www.laurellove.com. Added to our website with permission.
Baby Football Cocoon Sack
Yarn: Worsted Weight
Size 8 (5mm) 16” circular needle
PM = place marker
SM = slip marker
K = Knit
SSK = slip, slip, knit
S1 = Slip
PSSO = pass slipped
STS = stitches
MC (main color) = brown
CC (contrasting color) = white
WS = wrong side
Using MC cast on 86 sts to size 8 circular needles
Place marker and join for knotting in the round. Bind off first stitch to close gap. 85 sts
Knit in stockinette for 16 rows
Knit until sack measures 10.5” from rolled edge
Switch to CC and knit for 1”
Switch to MC and knit 1 round
Set up for decreases: Move marker back on stitch.
*Knit 17, PM repeat from * to last 2 sts before 1st marker (note: the beginning marker should be a different color than the other markers to keep track of the start of the round. )
Decreases start 2 stitches before marker
Round 1: *K2tog, SM, SSK, knit to 2 sts before next marker and repeat from*
Round 2: Knit
Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until there are 3 sts between each marker
Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches
Weave in ends
Using CC embroider the laces
Bernat Baby Cakes Baby Cocoon Sack and Cap
Sack: 20 ins [51cm] around x 24 ins [61cm] long.
Cap: To fit average newborn – 3 mos.
Bernat Baby Cakes (100g/3.5 oz; 185 m/203 yds)
MC: 43205 (shamrock) 1 ball
A: 43210 (Honey Dew) 1 ball
B: 43007 (Ice cream) 1 ball
Size 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) circular knitting needle 16 ins [40.5 cm] long
Set of four 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.
With A, knit 3 rounds
With B, purl 3 rounds
With MC, knit 6 rounds
These 12 rounds form stripe pat.
With MC and circular needle, cast on 100 sts. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st to mark beg on rnd.
1st rnd: Knit
2nd rnd: Purl.
Rep last 2 rnds twice more.
Proceed in Stripe Pat for 18 ins [45.5 cm].
1st rnd: *K8. K2tog. Rep from * around 90 sts.
2nd and alt rnds: Knit
3rd rnd: *K7. K2tog.
Rep from * around 80 sts.
5th rnd: *K6. K2tog. Rep from * around 70 sts.
Cont. as established, dec 10 sts on alt rnds until there are 10 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end, draw through all sts tightly. Fasten securely.
With MC and set of 4 double-pointed needles, cast on 80 sts. Divide sts evenly onto 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing marker on first st to mark beg of rnd.
Work 6 rnds in (K2, P2) ribbing.
Proceed in Stripe Pat until Hat measures 4.5 ins [11.5cm]
1st rnd: *K8. K2tog. Rep from * around 72 sts
2nd and 3rd rnds: Knit
4th rnd: *K7, K2tog. Rep from * around 64 sts
5th and 6th rnds: Knit
Cont in this manner, dec 8 sts evenly around next rnd and following 3rd rnds until 16 sts rem.
Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 8 sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end, draw through all sts tightly. Fasten securely.
Ribby Snuggle Sack
Worsted weight wool yarn (approximately 300 yards)
US 7 16” circular needles
US 7 double pointed needles (or magic loop with circular) for decrease section
P2tog: purl two together
K2tog: knit two together
Round 1: CO 120 stitches, using a stretchy cast-on (the long tail cast on works great)
Round 2: place a marker, join the round without twisting, and knit 2 purl 2 to end of the round. Continue knitting in k2p2 rib until the piece measures 16” from the cast on edge.
Decrease Round 1: *k2, p2, k2, p2tog* repeat to end (105 stitches)
Decrease Round 2: *K2, p2, k2, p1* repeat to end.
Decrease Round 3: *K2, p2tog, k2, p1* repeat to end (90 stitches)
Decrease Round 4: *K2, p1, k2, p1* repeat to end
Decrease Round 5: *K2, p1, k2tog, p1* repeat to end (75 stitches)
Decrease Round 6: *K2, p1, k2, p1* repeat to end
Decrease round 7: *K2, p2tog, p1* repeat to end (60 stitches)
Decrease Round 8: *K2, p2* repeat to end
Decrease Round 9: *K2, p2tog* repeat to end (45 stitches)
Decrease Round 10: *K2tog, p1* repeat to end (30 stitches)
Decrease Round 11: *k2tog* repeat to end (15 stitches)
Decrease Round 12: *k2tog* repeat to last stitch, k1 (8 stitches)
Weave tail remaining stitches, pull closed, and weave in ends
Bernat Baby Sport
By Darlene Beyer 2014
Uses G hook
Round 1: ch 3, (do not count as first dc from now on) 12 dc in the 3rd ch from hook. Join with S1 st in first dc (12)
Round 2: ch 2, 2 dc in each st. Join with S1 st. (24)
Round 3: ch 2, *dc in 1 st, 2 dc in next st repeat from * around. Join with a S1sSt in first St. (36)
Round 4: ch 2 *dc in 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a s1 st in first st. (48)
Round 5: ch 2 *dc in 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, repeat from * around. Join with a s1 st in first st. (60)
Round 6: increase 5 dc Sts evenly spaced (65)
Round 7: increase 5 dc Sts evenly spaced (70)
This round will measure around 19 inches, by the time you have a few rows of Round 8 it will measure around 20 inches around. Try to keep it close to 20 inches.
Round 8: dc in next 4 sts, post in next st. (front post dc) around (14 posts)
Repeat this row till measures 16 inches.
Round 9: SC around