Strawberry Seed Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

Strawberry Seed Knit Baby Hat Pattern FREE

The Strawberry Seed Baby Hat knitting pattern is the last part of the Strawberry Seed Baby Knitting Pattern Set which includes a matching cardigan, booties and blanket. The ultimate knit baby shower gift set! Find all the set details and matching patterns in this post.

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Before you Start

Materials

  • 5 mm / US 8 knitting needles. You can see on the pictures I used my circular needles out of habit but you don’t need circular needles. You can make these baby booties with straight needles. (Confused about all these types of needles? This post is for you)
  • Worsted weight wool yarn: 30g white and 30g pink yarn.
  • Tapestry needle to weave in the ends. I love this set as it has different eye sizes for different yarn thicknesses and it comes in a small tube which is very convenient so I don’t lose them.

The Yarn

I loved working with this affordable 100% Alpaca wool yarn. It really slides effortlessly on your needless. The pink color has some hues of bleu which really give it a more sophisticated note. The offwhite is just how I like it, not real white but doesn’t lean on the yellow creamish either.

Unfortunately, this yarn seems unavailable on Amazon currently so I have listed a few suggestions for substitutes here:

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Size

The pattern is available in sizes: preemie, 3-6 months, 9 months, 12-18 months and 24 months written as follows throughout the pattern: 12-18 months (preemie, 3-6, 9, 24).

The step by step pictures show the 12-18 months size.

The finished beanie measurements are:

  • Preemie: 29 cm / 11.5” circumference and 13.5 cm / 5.25” height
  • 3-6 months: 32.5 cm / 12.75” circumference and 14 cm / 5.5” height
  • 9 months: 35 cm / 13.75” circumference and 14.5 cm / 5.75” height
  • 12-18 months: 39 cm / 15.25” circumference and 16 cm / 6.25” height
  • 24 months: 43 cm / 17” circumference and 17 cm / 6.75” height

Abbreviations

  • k = knit
  • st = stitch
  • garter stitch = knit on both sides of the project
  • yo = yarn over
  • k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

Repeat instructions between [] the indicated number of times or until the end of the row.

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Gauge

With 5mm / US 8 needles, the gauge in garter stitch is 16 st by 32 rows for a 10 cm / 4” square.

Tips and Tricks

This short video shows you how easy it is to knit the eyelets. A simple yarn over and knit 2 stitches together is all you need to do!

The Actual Baby Knit Hat Pattern

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On 5 mm / US 8 needles cast on 62 (44, 50, 56, 68) stitches with the white color yarn.

Knit in garter stitch (knit on both sides of the project) for 4 rows.

K3, [yo, k2tog, k4] repeat across to last 5 sts, yo, k2tog, k3.

Knit 5 rows in garter stitch.

K6, [yo, k2tog, k4] repeat across, k2.

Knit 5 rows in garter stitch.

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Switch to pink color yarn. Leave a long white tail for sewing.

Knit in garter stitch until you reach 10 (8, 8.5, 9, 11) cm / 4 (3, 3.25, 3.5, 4.25)” total length.

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From now on you will start shaping the top of the hat. On the right side of the project, start decreasing to shape the hat.

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[k4, k2tog] repeat until last 2st, k2. <52 (37, 42, 47, 57)>

Knit 3 rows.

k2 (0, 0, 2, 1) [k4, k2tog] repeat across, k2 (1, 0, 3, 2). <44 (31, 35, 40, 48) st>

Knit 3 rows.

K1 (0, 2, 2, 0) [k4, k2tog] repeat across, k1 (1, 3, 2, 0). <37 (26, 30, 34, 40) st>

Knit 3 rows.

k1 (1, 0, 2, 2) [k4, k2tog] repeat across, k0 (1, 1, 2, 2). <31 (22, 25, 26, 34) st>

Knit 3 rows.

K0 (2, 1, 1, 2) [k1, k2tog] repeat across, k1 (2, 0, 1, 2). <26 (19, 21, 22, 29) st>

Knit 1 row.

Cut the yarn leaving a long tail and thread through the remaining stitches. Pull tight to close the hole.

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Sewing and Blocking

Turn the hat inside out and sew up the side. Use the pink color tail to sew the pink section and the white color tail for the white part. This will make the seam more discrete.

You’re done with the knitting part. Make sure to weave in all the ends.

To make your hateven prettier, help even your stitches and make the eyelets come out even more, block your project.

Don’t skip this step as it can make a huge difference. Read my detailed tutorial on why block, how-to, and all my tips and tricks if you need help.

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