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This simple knit toddler hat pattern is quick and easy for even a beginner knitter. Create this hat in only a hour on round circular needles using thick wool. Don’t believe me? That grey hat is my first ever knit hat!
SIMPLE KNIT TODDLER HAT
Nothing is cuter than a sweet little knit hat on a toddlers head. As a beginner knitter, you’ll be shocked at just how easy it is to knit a hat. And the best part is, toddlers love wearing these soft hats on cold days!
This pattern is a great for fall gifts and holiday presents for the toddlers in your life. With just 1 skein of wool you can whip up two hats!
You’ll find this pattern is super easy to do as a beginner, it’s in the round like the rest of my favourite beginner projects AND it’s the quickest pattern I’ve posted to date.
THIS, my beginner knitting friend, is your next project!
HOW TO KNIT A TODDLER HAT
- Available Sizes: Toddler Hat size
- Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
- Pattern Language: English
- Skill Level: Beginner
- PDF Format: Printer Friendly
- Toddler | 16.5″ diameter; 7.5″ long | fits 17-19″
- Purl Stitch
- Circular Needles to knit in the round
- Knit 2 Together
- Lion Brand Mandala Thick & Quick
- Toddler (fits 17-19″) : 40 yds
- 9 mm (US 13) 16 inches Circular Bamboo Knitting Needle
- Darning Needle
Cast on 42 stitches
Join in the round
Rows 1-5: K1,P1
Rows 6-20: Straight Knit
R21: Knit 5, K2 Together *
R22: Knit 4, Knit 2Together*
R23: Knit 3, Knit 2Together*
R24: Knit 2, Knit 2Together*
R25: K, K2tog *
R 26: K2tog *
Bind off and sew shut
STEP BY STEP TUTORIAL FOR KNITTING A TODDLER HAT
Cast on 42 stitches onto your circular needles. Make a slip knot then knit that knot and add the stitch on the same needle instead of transferring to the opposite needle.
Join in the round by making your first knit stitch the original slip knot stitch from when you casted on.
It’s important to make sure that your yarn and and stitches aren’t twisted. I do this by checking at all the casted on stitches are facing the floor and my needles and stitch bumps are on the top of the needles.
Place a marker on your first stitch as a reference.
Now you’ll be knitting the bottom of the hat upwards, starting with the brim in a knit 1 purl 1 ridge.
Once you’ve stitched 5 rounds of K1,P1 and you’ve hit your marker then straight til until you have 20 rows.
At this time you can now transfer your knitting to double pointed needles. Honestly, this isn’t my favourite thing to do, especially as a beginner knitter so I skip it and keep going on the circular needles.
For the last couple of rounds, it will get tighter so you have to physically move your stitches around and pull the cord part of the circular needle out of the way.
At this time when you start decreasing, (knitting 2 together) you’ll be working toward the closing off of the hat.
Finish the rows then slide the last few stitches onto a darning needle and opposite colour yarn. Flip the hat inside out and stitch shut. Use your darning needle to thread in your tails and you’ve knitted yourself a toddler hat!
Now go place it on a cute little toddlers head and tell them to say “CHEESE!”
Go ahead and tag me @wanderinghoofranch I can’t wait to see your first toddler hat!
Something tells me this won’t be your only one!