If you’ve ever knitted the Turkish Bed Socks, you’ll understand the secret to this super stretchy baby knit hat pattern. Because larger needles are used with fingering yarn, there’s more than the usual stretch to the garment and as a result, this knit baby hat pattern is designed to fit longer. The average newborn size head is 14″ and the stretch in this hat allows it to easily fit from 11″ to 17″! An easy knit with a much longer life – what’s not to love? Since it’ll fit any size infant, you can knit with confidence that the fit will be just right.
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gauge: 7 stitches per inch in stockinette
75 yards fingering yarn
size 3.25mm double pointed needles or circular needle(if knitting in magic loop)
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cast on 76 stitches with a stretchy cast on, such as German Twisted and join to knit in the round. If you tend to cast on tightly, you may want to cast on over 2 needles.
(k2, p2) around for 24 rounds
knit for 24 rounds
(k 17, k2tog) around
k8, k2tog,(k16, k2tog) to last 8 stitches, k8
(k15, k2tog) around
k7, k2tog,(k14, k2tog) to last 7 stitches, k7
k6, k2tog, (k12, k2tog) to last 6 stitches, k6
k5, k2tog,(k10, k2tog) to last 5 stitches, k5
(k9, k2tog) around
k4, k2tog,(k8, k2tog) to last 4 stitches, k4
(k7, k2tog) around
(k3, k2tog, (k6, k2tog) to last 3 stitches, k3
(k5, k2tog) around
k2, k2tog,(K4, k2tog) to last 2 stitches, k2
(k3, k2tog) around
k1, k2tog,(k2, k2tog) to last stitch, k1 (12 stitches left on needle)
knit 20 rounds. Cut yarn and bring yarn through live stitches with a tapestry needle. secure with knot. Leaving needle on end, tie knitted end in a knot to finish hat with a topknot. Weave in ends.
Gift it to the newest little person you know! I promise it will be “just right”.
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