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Mock Cable Baby Hat Knitting Pattern

baby hat knitting pattern

This is the in the round version by Rheta Rattay, based on the original two needle version here.

This hat fits newborns.

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

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

Instructions:

With smaller needles, CO 70 sts. Join being careful not to twist sts. Mark beg of rnd.
K3, P2 across every rnd until work measures 2 inches. Place stitch marker between last 2 purl stitches (begin pattern after last purl stitch).

Change to larger needles.
Rnd 1: * sl 1, K2, psso, P2; rep to end of rnd
Rnd 2: * K1, yo, K1, P2; rep to end of rnd
Rnds 3 and 4: K3, P2; rep to end of rnd
Repeat Rnds 1 to 4 until work measures 7-7½ inches, ending with Rnd 1.

Shape Top

Rnd 1: K2, P2 to end of rnd
Rnd 2: K2tog, P2tog to end of rnd
Rnd 3: K1, P1 to end of rnd
Rnd 4: K2tog to end of rnd
Rnd 5: Knit
Rnd 6: K2 tog to end of rnd

Cut yarn, leaving about an 8 inch tail. Thread through tapestry needle and pull through rem sts on needle; draw together, then darn the yarn on inside to secure. Add pompom if desired.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.