There is nothing more cute and fun than knitting hats for newborn babies. And of course the best part of knitting tiny hats is that they will be worn by a sweet, teeny new human being.
If you are looking for a unique gift to celebrate the birth of a new baby, you may enjoying this little pixie hat.
Knit in a light super chunky yarn, this hat can be whipped up in less than hour.
Read on to get the free newborn pixie hat knitting pattern!
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What you need to knit the newborn pixie hat
To knit this cute baby pixie hat, you need a pair each of 7 and 8mm knitting needles. If you don’t have 7mm please feel free to just use 8mm ones. The hat is knit flat and seamed at the end.
You will also need around 50g of a light super bulky yarn in two colours. I used Lana Grossa Mille II and some leftover handspun yarn that I had used to make our fur trimmed fingerless mittens.
You don’t have to use handspun yarn. If however you like the look of it please check out our guide to buying it.
Whatever you use, look for a yarn that knit ups with 8mm needles. For a classic baby yarn in this thickness, you may like King Cole Comfort Chunky. This is a very soft light super chunky yarn that knits up super quickly.
You will also need scissors and a darning needle to make this newborn pixie hat.
Newborn pixie hat free knitting pattern
Ok, so here are the instructions to knit a very simple, fast to knit newborn pixie hat.
On 7mm needles and in yarn colour choice 1, cast on 30 stitches.
Work 4 rows of 2 x 2 rib.
Switch to 8mm needles and yarn 2. Don’t cut yarn 1 – work with both yarns throughout the striped piece.
Starting with a k row, work 4 rows of stocking stitch.
Work 2 rows in stocking stitch in main yarn.
Work 2 rows in stocking stitch in contrast yarn.
Work the remainder of the hat in the main yarn.
Work in stocking stitch until piece measures 12cm from cast on edge.
Decrease as follows:
- (k3, k2 tog) to end of row
- (k2, k2 tog) to end of row
- (k1, k2tog) to end of row
- (k2tog) across row
- (p2tog) across row
- (k2tog), k1
Cut yarn, leaving long tail for sewing seam. Thread through remaining stitch. Sew seam and weave in loose ends.
And that’s it – a very cute baby pixie hat for a sweet newborn. Please do let me know if you manage to knit one!