Basic Baby Beanie – Free Knitting Pattern

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Basic Baby Beanie – Free Knitting Pattern

Basic Baby Beanie - Free Knitting Pattern

All knitters need a good go-to baby hat pattern. For charity, baby shower gifts, or for our own babies, it’s just an essential and timeless necessity. This particular hat is designed with light yarn (size 3) in mind. You probably have some baby yarn on hand, right? Leftovers from the last time you made baby booties, perhaps.

Any light (size 3) yarn will do for this project, just make sure it’s nice and soft for baby’s sensitive head! Prewashing the hat in a fragrance/dye free wash and dry cycle will help soften up any acrylic yarn. I used Lion Brand Ice Cream Yarn, and it’s really perfect for a hat like this. Easy stripes with no weaving in tails. It’s really soft, too, I highly recommend it.

Basic Baby Beanie - Free Knitting Pattern

Basic Baby Beanie – Free Knitting Pattern

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Approx 80 yards light weight yarn (3)
Size 6 – 16” circulars and double pointed needles

Ice Cream- Tutti Frutti


CO – Cast on
K – Knit
P – Purl
K2tog – Knit two together


10 stitches and 16 rows in 2” stockinette


SSK may be used instead of K2tog if you wish.

CO 78 for newborn to 1 year, CO 84 for 1 year to 2 years

Join to work in the round (just start knitting basically)
1. (K1, P1) around

2. – 6. Rep 1

7. – 37. K around

38. (K2, K2tog, K2) around

39. K around

40. (K1, K2tog, K2) around

41. K around

42. (K2tog, K2) around

43. K around

44. (K1, K2tog) around

45. K around

46. K2tog around

47. K around

48. K2tog around, K1

Leaving long tail, cut yarn.
Using needle, weave through live stitches to close hole.
Turn hat inside out and weave in ends.

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