Thursday 5 April 2018

Welcome Aboard Baby Hats

I wanted to make a little baby shower gift for the son of one of my friends. 

The couple are expecting their first baby - a boy - and have planned a nautical baby shower party.

I didn't even know that shower parties are themed these days ! I thought that that the new baby was the theme! I must be getting a bit out of touch! 

Anyway - I sat down to make a couple of little hats - and then I just got carried away ........ I was so enjoying myself that I seem to have made four little hats already, with another on the needles !! 

Welcome Aboard Baby Hats

Welcome Aboard Baby Hat

DK yarn in two or three colours – less than 20g in total
(Suggestions include navy, white, red, grey, pale blue or yellow)

4mm needles

A little anchor button (optional)

For a baby of 0 - 3 months

Width:    5½ “ (14cm),   11” (28cm) all around 
Height:   5½ “ (14cm)


Using main colour, cast on 65sts

1st Row           S1, *k1, p1, rep from * to last 2sts, k2
2nd Row          S1, *p1, k1, rep from * to end

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more
Work 22rows in stocking stitch (one row knit, one row purl) any 2row stripe pattern of your choosing - do not cut off the first colour, simply carry it loosely up the side and use as required

Continue in your stripe pattern whilst you shape the top ~

Shape the top ~
1st  Row:  (K6, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1               57sts
2nd, 4th,6th,8th,10th  Rows:  Purl
3rd  Row:  (K5, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1               49sts
5th  Row:  (K4, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1               41sts
7th  Row:  (K3, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1               33sts
9th  Row:  (K2, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1               25sts
11th  Row (K1, K2 tog) repeat to last st, k1               17sts
12th  Row (P2 tog) repeat to last st, k1                      9sts
Cut yarns (leaving a long ‘tail’ to use for sewing up), draw the end through all stitches, pull up tightly.
Sew up the seam.  Darn away ends.

Add a little anchor button for added cuteness! 

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  1. Hello Sailor, welcome to the world thank you for a great wee free pattern

  2. Can't wait for Memmorial Day, Flag Day and Fourth of July! These are so unique. Love them.

  3. This hats good for my kids, These are not for adults

  4. Thanks for another lovely pattern. I made one this week for my grandson, in grey and lemon, and mittens to match from another pattern of yours. I love them!

    1. Grey and lemon is a great combination! :)

  5. Thank you so much for the use of this adorable pattern..I cant wait to get started on it..Again Thank you for sharing..