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How to Knit a Strawberry Baby Hat Pattern

Learn How to Knit a Strawberry Baby Hat in this 5-Part Series. Get Easy Step-by-Step Knitting Tutorials and written instructions.

MATERIALS
• Worsted or Aran Weighted Yarn, in any fiber/colors of your choice
• 1 Circular Knitting Needle Size 8US, 16″ long
• 4 Double Pointed Knitting Needles (for I-Cord) – Size 8US
• Scissors and a Tapestry Needle

KNITTING TECHNIQUE VIDEOS

Baby wearing a knitted strawberry hat in red, white, and green yarn colors.

Part 1: Sizing, Materials, Brim & Base

WRITTEN PATTERN:

With Your Circular Knitting Needles, Cast On in Multiples of 8
• Ages 0 to 3 months, Cast On 48 Stitches
• Ages 4 to 6 months, Cast On 56 Stitches
• Ages 7 to 12 months, Cast On 64 Stitches

Knit in the Round in your Main Color:
• Ages 0 to 3 months: Knit 12 Rows
• Ages 4 to 6 months: Knit 14 Rows
• Ages 7 to 12 months: Knit 16 Rows

For a complete step-by-step tutorial of Part 1 (of 5) of the knitting pattern, you can watch my video below. Subscribe to my YouTube channel Studio Knit for more fun knitting ideas!


Part 2: Strawberry Seed Rows

WRITTEN PATTERN:

Seed Row 1
• 1 Seed
• 2, 3, 4 Main
• 5 Main, Catch Float
• 6, 7, 8 Main
• Main Color 3 Rows

Seed Row 2
• 1 Main, Catch Float
• 2, 3, 4 Main
• 5 Seed
• 6, 7, 8 Main
• Main Color 3 Rows

Seed Row 3
• 1 Seed
• 2, 3, 4 Main
• 5 Main, Catch Float
• 6, 7, 8 Main
• Main Color 3 Rows

For a complete step-by-step tutorial of Part 2 of the knitting pattern, you can watch my video below.


Part 3: Topper Points

WRITTEN PATTERN:

Each Row is in Multiples of 8. Repeat each pattern row.
Row 1: Stitches 1-4 (Main Color), Stitch 5 (Topper), 6-8 (Main)
Row 2: Stitches 1-3 (Main Color, Stitches 4-6 (Topper), 7-8 (Main)
Row 3: Stitches 1-2 (Main Color), Stitches 3-7 (Topper), 8 (Main)
Row 4: Stitch 1 (Main Color), Stitches 2-8 (Topper)
Row 5: All Stitches in Topper Color

For a complete step-by-step tutorial of Part 3 of the knitting pattern, you can watch my video below.


Part 4: Crown Decreases

WRITTEN PATTERN:

Switch to Double Pointed Needles

Rows begin in Multiples of 8.

Row 1: Knit2Together, Knit 6 (7 Stitches remain)
Row 1: Knit2Together, Knit 5 (6 Sts remain)
Row 1: Knit2Together, Knit 4 (5 Sts remain)
Row 1: Knit2Together, Knit 3 (4 Sts remain)
Row 1: Knit2Together, Knit 2 (3 Sts remain)
Row 1: Knit2Together, Knit 1 (2 Sts remain)
Row 1: Knit2Together (1 St remains)

For a complete step-by-step tutorial of Part 4 of the knitting pattern, you can watch my video below.


Part 5: Stem, Leaf, and Finishing

In Part 5, we will learn how to finish our Strawberry Hat by knitting up our Stem, Leaf, and Finishing it by Weaving in our Ends!

WRITTEN PATTERN

1 – STEM
Switch 3 Double Pointed Needles Down to Just 2
Knit in the Round until your stem is the length you desire.
Cut Yarn, Draw Through

2 – WEAVE IN YOUR ENDS

3 – LEAF PATTERN
[Note: I encourage you to knit up your leaf with increases & decreases however you’d like!]
Cast On 5 Stitches
Row 1: Knit 5
Row 2: K1, Knit Front & Back Increase (KFB), K1, KFB, K1 (7 stitches)
Row 2: Knit 7
Row 3: K1, KFB, K3, KFB, K1 (9 Stitches)
Row 4: Knit 9
Row 5: K1, K2Tog, K3, K2Tog, K1 (7 Stitches)
Row 6: K1, K2Tog, K1, K2Tog, K1 (5 Stitches)
Row 7: K1, K2Tog, K2 (4 Stitches)
Row 8: K2Tog, K2Tog (2 Stitches)
Bind Off

Tack your LEAF onto your hat, weave in the ends, and you are DONE!!!

For a complete step-by-step tutorial of Part 5 of the knitting pattern, you can watch my video below.

Yarn ends woven into a white knit swatch demonstrated by bright pink yarn.
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