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Mock Cable Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

Designed by Bonnie Brann

baby hat knitting pattern

There is a version knit in the round here.

This hat fits newborns.

Gauge:
18 sts=4" over pattern st with larger needles

Materials:
Size 6 US (4 mm) straight needles
Size 8 US (5 mm) straight needles
Worsted weight yarn

Instructions:

Using smaller needles, CO 72 sts.
Row 1: P2 *K3, P2; rep from * to end of row
Row 2: K2, *P3, K2; rep from * to end of row

Rep Rows 1 and 2 until work measures 2 inches, ending with Row 2 completed.

Change to larger needles.

Row 1: P2, *sl 1, K2, psso, P2; rep from * to end of row
Row 2: K2, *P1, yo, P1, K2; rep from * to end of row
Row 3: *P2, K3; rep from *, end P2
Row 4: *K2, P3; rep from *, end K2

Repeat Rows 1 to 4 until work measures 7-7½ inches, ending with Row 1 completed.

Decrease Crown:
Row 1 (WS): *K2, P2; rep from * to end of row
Row 2: *P2tog, K2tog; rep from * to end of row
Row 3: *K1, P1; rep from *, end K1
Row 4: *K2tog; rep from *, end K1
Row 5: Purl
Row 6: *K2 tog; rep from * to end of row

Cut yarn, leaving long tail. Thread through tapestry needle and pull through rem sts on needle; draw together. Sew seam. Add pom pom if desired.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.