Free Baby Hat Knitting Pattern
Materials: Gaia by Filati Bertagna 100% wool fingering weight yarn 100 m (109 yrd) /25g Color pink - 1 skein (color A).
Gaia by Filati Bertagna 100% wool fingering weight yarn 100 m (109 yrd) /25g Color white - 1 skein (color B).
Needles: circular #2 (2.75 mm) and double pointed #2 (2.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge for 2-color pattern: 24 st x 64 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)
Two-Color Pattern in rounds:
Multiple of 4
Cast on with color A (pink) and knit 1 row.
Row 1 (right side): color B (white), k3, *sl 1 wyib (with yarn in the back), k3*, repeat from * to * to the end of the round.
Row 2: color B, p3, *sl 1 wyif (with yarn in front), p3*, repeat from * to * to the end of the round.
Row 3: color A, k1, *sl 1 wyib, k3*, repeat from * to *, end sl 1, k2.
Row 4: color A, p1, *sl 1 wyif, p3*, repeat from * to *, end with sl 1, p1.
In rounds: all rows - knit
All rounds *k1, p1* repeat to the end
The 1st and last stitch of the pattern are selvedge stitches. To make the edges of your work even and smooth 2 more stitches (selvedge stitches) are added. You should always slip the first stitch as if to knit and purl the last stitch. The selvedge stitches are not counted in the pattern unless otherwise specified.
The hat is worked bottom up in rounds, without a seam.
Cast on 80 sts and work rib for 18 row. In the last row increase evenly by 16 sts.
Continue to work 2-color pattern for 44 rows.
Continue to work stocking stitch in color A for 10 rows.
To shape the top of the hat decrease by 8 sts evenly in every row.
Cut yarn, leaving a 10" (25 cm) tail. Pull through all the sts and secure.
Make a small pink pom-pom and sew on the top of the hat.
Sew on 5 buttons.