Simple Baby Beanie Pattern

Hey knitters!

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.

This is what my flower looks like when put together…

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
Yarn needle

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.

Cap Shaping
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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  1. Patricia Grady

    Love the hat but have you got pattern for the flower it really looks nice on the hat, my friend and I just love it. I would like it very much if you could email it to me .Regards Patricia Grady.

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