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Snowflake Baby Hat - free knitting pattern

Snowflake Baby Hat

Soft, light and tender, just like a snowflake – this hat will keep baby’s head warm and cozy. It has no seams or strings to ensure tiny head is most comfortable.

Snowflake Baby Hat - free knitting pattern

MATERIALS

Yarn - 1 ball of Knitca Delight yarn, 100% superwash merino wool, 150m / 164yds in a 50g / 1.7oz ball. Actual yardage used in this project is approx 70 (82, 94) yds / 60 (75, 86)m. The hat in the photo is shown in white colour.

Needles - 4mm (US6) double pointed needles

Notions - a stitch marker and a wool needle for finishing

SIZE

Preemie, Newborn, 6 months old baby

Changes for sizes Newborn and 6 months are in parentheses. The hat in the photo is shown in size Preemie.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Hat circumference - 30 (35, 40) cm / 12 (14, 16)”.

GAUGE

20 stitches and 29 rounds = 4”/10cm in stockinette stitch.

NOTES

The hat is worked in the round from bottom up.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cast on 60 (70, 80) stitches, join them for working in the round, place a marker in the place of join.

2. Make the edge: Round 1: knit all stitches. Round 2: purl all stitches.

3. Starting with round 3, work in lace pattern as follows:

Round 1: [knit 2, yarn over, knit 3, yarn over, knit 2, double vertical decrease (slip 2 stitches together knitwise, knit 1, pull both slipped stitches over the knit stitch)], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 2: knit all stitches.
Round 3: remove marker, knit 1, place marker, [knit 1, yarn over, knit 5, yarn over, knit 1, double vertical decrease], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 4: knit all stitches.
Round 5: remove marker, knit 1, place marker, [yarn over, knit 7, yarn over, double vertical decrease], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 6: knit all stitches.
Round 7: [knit 1, yarn over, knit 2, double vertical decrease, knit 2, yarn over, knit 2], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 8: knit all stitches.
Round 9: [knit 2, yarn over, knit 1, double vertical decrease, knit 1, yarn over, knit 3], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 10: knit all stitches.
Round 11: [knit 3, yarn over, double vertical decrease, yarn over, knit 4], repeat brackets to the end of the round.

Lace part of the Snowflake Baby Hat

4. Knit all stitches in every round for the next 8 (12, 14) rounds.

5. In round 22 (26, 28) from the cast on start shaping the crown as follows:

FOR PREEMIE SIZE

Round 22: [knit 8, knit 2 together], repeat brackets 5 more times.
Rounds 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35: knit all stitches.
Round 24: [knit 7, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 26: [knit 6, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 28: [knit 5, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 30: [knit 4, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 32: [knit 3, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 34: [knit 2, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 36: [knit 1, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 37: [knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.

FOR NEWBORN SIZE

Round 26: knit 9, knit 2 together, knit 10, knit 2 together, knit 9, knit 2 together, [knit 10, knit 2 together], repeat brackets 2 more times.
Rounds 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41: knit all stitches.
Round 28: knit 8, knit 2 together, knit 9, knit 2 together, knit 8, knit 2 together, [knit 9, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 30: knit 7, knit 2 together, knit 8, knit 2 together, knit 7, knit 2 together, [knit 8, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 32: knit 6, knit 2 together, knit 7, knit 2 together, knit 6, knit 2 together, [knit 7, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 34: knit 5, knit 2 together, knit 6, knit 2 together, knit 5, knit 2 together, [knit 6, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 36: knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 5, knit 2 together, knit 4, knit 2 together, [knit 5, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 38: knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, [knit 4, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 40: knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together, [knit 3, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 42: knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, [knit 2, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 43: knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2 together, [knit 1, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.

FOR 6 MONTHS OLD BABY

Round 28: [knit 11, knit 2 together, knit 11, knit 2 together, knit 12, knit 2 together repeat brackets one more time.
Rounds 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47: knit all stitches
Round 30: [knit 10, knit 2 together, knit 10, knit 2 together, knit 11, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 32: [knit 9, knit 2 together, knit 9, knit 2 together, knit 10, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 34: [knit 8, knit 2 together, knit 8, knit 2 together, knit 9, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 36: [knit 7, knit 2 together, knit 7, knit 2 together, knit 8, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 38: [knit 6, knit 2 together, knit 6, knit 2 together, knit 7, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 40: [knit 5, knit 2 together, knit 5, knit 2 together, knit 6, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 42: [knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 4, knit 2 together, knit 5, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 44: [knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 4, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 46: [knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 48: [knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.
Round 49: [knit 2 together, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together], repeat brackets to the end of the round.

The crown par of the Snowflake Baby Hat

6. Cut the yarn leaving a 10cm/4" tail. Thread the yarn tail into a wool needle, and run it through remaining stitches. Pull tight and secure.

7. Weave in loose ends.

Snowflake Hat - free knitting pattern