Thursday, March 27, 2008

Seed Stitch Brim Baby Hat

This hat is knit in the round. Use whatever your favorite method is.

Circumference: 12 1/2"

Size 8 needles
Soft Worsted Weight yarn.
Cast on 56 sts.

row 1: K1, P1 around
row 2: P1, K1 around
row 3: K1, P1 around
row 4: P1, K1 around
row 5: K1, P1 around
row 6 :P1, K1 around

body of hat:
Work in stockinette (knit all rounds) until hat measures 4" from cast on edge.

row 1: K6, K2tog around
row 2: knit around
row 3: K5, K2tog around
row 4: knit around
row 5: K4, K2tog around
row 6: knit around
row 7: K3, K2tog around
row 8: knit around
row 9: k2, k2tog around
row 10: knit around
row 11: k1, k2tog around
row 12: k2tog around

Cut yarn, weave end thru last sts, pull tight and finish off.
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Anonymous said...

Stockinette st.--works one row knit one row purl. with this in mind your pattern does not read correctly.

Kelly said...

Not if you are working in the round, then it is knit every row.


Cathie said...

If you cast on an ODD number, then you don't have to change k1, p1 then p1, k1 - working k1, p1 in the round on an ODD number automatically makes seed stitch (rather than ribbing). If you need to get back to an even number, just add or take away a stitch somewhere in the body of the cap; it won't be noticed. Cute cap!

bevq said...

This hat looks remarkably like my pattern...

Mine is not in the round though, so for those of you who don't knit in the round you can find the original pattern here:

Kelly said...

Thanks Lilli! Glad you like it.

Anonymous said...

This is just the classic, simple hat I was looking for! I don't like big roll brims on baby hats, and I like knitting in the round for babies so they don't end up laying on the seam (or the brim). I don't think anyone can claim an "original" on this... I like this version and thanks so much for posting.

Sharon K. said...

I think this pattern looks terrific. I'm about to start it with the remaining wool I have left after knitting longies. Thanks & I'll let you know how it turns out!

Hugs said...

Thank you...! LIke the in the round! Cute!

sawhitney said...

I'd like to make this in a 9-12 month size. Other sources online list the head circumference at 18-20" for that age. Any suggestions on how many more stitches I should cast on?

Kelly said...

I'm not sure, you need an even # of stitches for the seed stitch and a repeat of 8 for the decreases. I would make a swatch, count how many stitches per inch and try to round off to a multiple of 8.
I hope this makes sense.

Anonymous said...

The seed stitch border is a really cute idea. Thanks - am making one for charity tonight and one for the niece in a couple of days. Cute!

Anonymous said...

My calculations show that casting on 72 stitches would work for a 12-18 month hat (16" circumference) or 64 stitches for 6-9 months (14.75" circumference).

Thanks for the great pattern.

William said...

The body of the hat is four inches for a newborn size. I see to increase the stitches to 64 for 6 to 12 months. Does the body also need to be increased from four inches.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous April 8th post - when knitting in the round you knit every row to do the stockinette st

Jennifer said...

Bevq - all baby beanies look "remarkably" similar. Guess you're just sorry you didn't think of knitting a beanie in the round. Rude of you to comment on her pattern on her blog IMO.

jlaesq said...

I'd like to make this hat, but the yarn I'm using is a lighter weight yarn than the worsted weight in your pattern. Can you give me the gauge for this pattern so I can determine the appropriate size needle and/or number of stitches I need to cast on for my yarn?


Kelly said...

I'm sorry I didn't write down the guage when I made it. Read the comments to this post, others have mentioned how they changed the size of the hat.

Deborah March said...

BEAUTIFUL pattern! Could you please tell me whether the recommended size needles are UK or US? Thanks!

Kelly said...

Size for needles is US.

Sarah said...

Do I knit for 4" and THEN start decreasing?

Kelly said...

Yes, knit for 4" then start the decrease rows.

Unknown said...

I love this! Perfect for our fall you know approximately how many yards you need?

Kelly said...

I'm sorry i dont know how many yards it takes.

Denise said...

When you decreas do you knit 6 and knit together and then just knit or do you repeat that pattern of knitting 2 together?

Kelly said...

You keep repeating: knit 6, knit 2 together, knit 6 knit 2 together

cmesign4u said...

Hello, I'm new to this site and was looking for an easy knit baby hat to give as gifts & to give to the local hospital and any where else in my area who could use them...
Thank you so much for offering a very simple cute hat for free! : )

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