Newborn Hat Patterns

Hat Dimensions

  • Length equals 5 1/2 to 6 inches
  • Circumference stretches to 13 1/2 to 14 1/2 inches

Knitted Pattern

  • Make with 4-ply yarn for newborns
  • Use lighter weight for preemies
  1. Cast on 48 stitches loosely using number 4 needles
  2. Knit 5 rows of K1, P1 ribbing
  3. Change to number 8 needles
  4. Knit 18 rows in stockinette stitch (K1 row, P1 row)
  5. K2, K2 together across one row
  6. Knit 5 rows of K1, P1 ribbing
  7. K2 together across row
  8. Cut yarn to 18 inch length. Thread on yarn needle and put through remaining stitches. Pull up and sew together and down the side.
  9. Trim top as desired (bow, pompom or leave plain)

Crocheted Directions

Materials needed:

  • Size 5 (F) crochet hook
  • 4 ply or sport weight yarn
  • Tapestry needle
  1. Chain 30 stitches
  2. Turn and double crochet into second stitch from end
  3. Continue to double crochet in each stitch across
  4. * Chain 2 and turn
  5. Double crochet in each double crochet across
  6. Repeat from * 22 times or until circumference stretches to 13 1/2 to 14 1/2 inches
  7. Fold piece in half and slip stitch hat together
  8. Cut yarn, leaving 18 inches of yarn to finish
  9. With tapestry needle, gather one end of hat until end is closed off
  10. Trim top as desired (bow, pompom or leave plain)