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Faux Fur Trimmed Hat for American Girl Doll

Faux Fur Trimmed Hat for American Girl Doll
Difficulty level: ** Easy

Free Knitting Pattern

This hat was designed to match the Faux-Fur Trimmed Coat for American Girl Doll.

Though I called it a "hat", it's something of a mix of a hat, a hood and a bonnet. I think "hat" is still the most fitting.

As with the coat, I added a Fun Fur trim using crochet. However, if you do not crochet, I also describe a method to do this by knitting in the Finishing section.

The ties are I-cord.


Crochet hook 1 (2.75 mm)

Gauge: 16 st x 20 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)


Stocking Stitch and reverse stocking stitch.

Cast on 44 sts (including edge stitches).

Knit 6 rows of stocking stitch (SS).

Knit 4 rows of reverse stocking stitch (RSS).

Knit 4 rows of SS.

Knit 4 rows of RSS.

Knit 4 rows of SS.

For the back of the hat work RSS for 8 rows. In each odd row, decrease 10 sts.

Thread the end of the yarn through remaining stitches and tie the knot.


Join the back seam.

With white Fun Fur yarn trim the front edge of the hat and around the 1 st row of the back of the hat with 3 rows of single crochet. If you don't crochet, you can achieve a similar look by picking up the sts along the edges of the garment and knitting 4 rows of garter st.

Work I-cord on 4 sts for 4" (10 cm) for the ties.


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Poster: Leesa
April 11, 2015

I made two of the hats and coats to match. I did both in the round. The patterns were easy to understand. Thanks. Everyone who has seen the ones I made for my granddaughter thinks they are precious and couldn't believe that I had knitted the coats and hats.
Poster: Marilyn McMahon
November 27, 2014

Would like to see. Anne answer on the stitches
Poster: Mary
January 22, 2013

Such a cute pattern!!

I have a couple questions:

1) The last few rows of the pattern - "For the back of the hat continue RSS. In each row decrease 10sts. Continue for 8 rows" - I decreased in rows 1, 3, 5 but now that I'm to row seven there are fewer than ten stiches on the needle. How many stitches should be left on the needle at the point where I "Thread the end of the yarn through remaining stitches and tie the knot."

2) "Sew on ribbons at the ends of the front edge" - It looks like the "ribbons" are knitted from the same yarn used for the hat - Am I knitting the ribbons?

Thank you!!
Poster: Anne
January 22, 2013

Your text "In each odd row decrease 10 stitches" Do you mean from the previous count of 22 rows or from "continue for 8 rows" I made the coat and love it;just unsure about this part of the hat. Thanks kindly if you can assist so I don't finish it incorrectly.

More Information

Back of the hat.

Trim of the back of the hat.

Inside of the hat.

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