I’ve just finished my first knitted baby project. This beanie is designed for a newborn. So if you want to knit it for an older child feel free to adjust as needed. It’s a very simple beanie done with ribbed and stockinette stitches.
This is what it looks like finished…
I knitted a flower for my hat for that added flair. This is optional. Some other recommendations would be stripes or maybe you could add a pom pom.
For the middle part of the flower I simply made a big knot with my yarn. To make a knitted flower I used Susan B. Anderson’s technique.
And the final product…..drum roll please……
1 skein of medium weight yarn 50g (I recommend something very soft for a baby)
4 size 6 (4mm) DPN
6 sts=1 inch
Cast on 66 sts. Divide sts evenly on three needles (22 sts per needle)
Rd 1-6: *K1, P1; rep from * to end of round.
Knit until beanie reaches approximately 4″ (10.2cm) from cast on edge.
Rd 1: *K2tog; rep from * to end of round. (33 sts)
Rd 2: knit.
Rd 3: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, K1. (17 sts)
Rd 4: knit.
Rd 5: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, K1. (9 sts)
Rd 6: knit.
Rd 7: *K2tog; rep from * to last st, K1. (5 sts)
Cut yarn leaving an 8″ (20.5cm) tail and weave yarn through remaining sts. Pull tightly to close and weave in end.
Optional: attach flower.
See that wasn’t difficult and it’s quick too!
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